Home » Greater Yellowstone »State of Montana »State of Wyoming » Currently Reading:

Environmental Group Praises New Winter Rule

October 24, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming No Comments
npca

The environmental community has been quick to react to the publishing of the new Winter Use Rule in Yellowstone National Park governing snowmobile and snowcoach use there.  Tim Stevens with the Northern Rockies region of the National Parks Conservation Association says overall, there will be more vehicle traffic than current levels, but requirements to cut noise and carbon monoxide emissions will be stricter.  Stevens says, “The Park Service has made the right decision and has struck the right balance between protecting park resources and allowing a reasonable level of visitor access to the park in wintertime.”  Stevens says there was some grumbling along the way as the rules were crafted, but also an understanding that the explosion of unregulated snowmobile traffic in the late 80s and early 90s had to be addressed. The new regulations don’t count snow machines individually, but instead, focus on how many “transportation events” there are each day, with those events based on the emission and noise impacts of the events.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]
  • Wyoming Veterans Asked to Complete Survey - April 23, 2014
    Wyoming veterans and family members are encouraged to complete a short online survey regarding Wyoming veteran benefits and services, which is located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WYOVET2014. The Wyoming Veterans Commission is updating their strategic plan and surveying Wyoming veterans and family members is an important part of that process. The survey, which only takes a few minutes to complete, is focused on […]
  • Wyoming Head Coach Recaps Spring Football Practice [AUDIO] - April 23, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys wrapped up spring practice last Saturday afternoon in Laramie.  And if you asked head coach Craig Bohl, he would tell you he wants 15 more practices this spring.  That’s not because of poor practicing by the Cowboys, but more so that he can get to know his team even better and get […]
  • Be Bear Aware when you’re out in the wilds - April 23, 2014
    Seeing a bear can be the highlight of an outdoor adventure. Especially if you’re trying to see one on a spring bear hunt. But getting too close to a grizzly can turn an awe-inspiring experience into a tragic one. There’s a common perception floating around that grizzlies are aggressive defenders of their territory that will […]