Home » Greater Yellowstone »Paradise Valley »State of Wyoming » Currently Reading:

YNP Pack and Horseback Tours studied

YNP Horseback

The National Park Service is preparing an environmental assessment to analyze impacts associated with the issuance of new concession contracts for guided backcountry saddle and pack stock tours in Yellowstone National Park.  At issue is an evaluation of the impacts of those operations on the park’s natural resources.  Spokesman Al Nash explains that over the past 15 years, the number of riders entering Yellowstone’s backcountry on commercial horseback day rides has increased by approximately 50% from an average of around 3-thousand to an average of about 45-hundred, while the number of overnight riders has averaged around 55-hundred over the past six years. As part of that process, Nash says the public is being asked to help identify issues or concerns that should be considered in the issue.  To that end, a public meeting was held last night in Jackson with others planned in other gateway communities today and again next week.  Comments are also being taken online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/stockEA.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Archery season’s almost here - August 1, 2014
    It’s only two weeks until the hunting season starts again. Actually, a few bear areas are open for archery now. One of these days, I’ll get serious about bear hunting, but right now, I’m much more focused on antelope, elk, and deer. And antelope opens for archery on the fifteenth of this month. Then two […]
  • Cowboy Basketball Releases Schedule for 2014-2015 Season - July 31, 2014
    The University of Wyoming men’s basketball team announced the Cowboys’ 2014-15 slate Thursday. The Pokes will contest 11 games against teams that participated in the postseason last year, including 13 matchups versus teams with 20 or more wins and eight games with teams ranked in the nation’s top 30. 2014-2015 University of Wyoming Men’s Basketball […]
  • Video of Candidate Forums Available Online - July 31, 2014
    Video of League of Women Voters forums for 2014 candidates for Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction and Governor are available online. The forums for Secretary of State and Superintendent were recorded on July 28, and the forum for gubernatorial candidates was recorded on July 29. Both were in the Laramie County Commission hearing room in Cheyenne and were moderated by […]
  • Pleasant Temperatures Expected; Thunderstorms Possible Across The West & Mountains - July 31, 2014
    Temperatures today will be warm and comfortable for many areas.  Expect highs in the mid 70′s to mid 80′s across western to eastern Wyoming, respectively.  Most of the state will be able to see some good sunshine today, especially through early afternoon.  Far western Wyoming and the state’s mountains will have a chance for developing […]

National and World News

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin