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YNP Examines New Stock Policy

November 11, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming No Comments
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The National Park Service is seeking public comment on an Environmental Assessment that evaluates the proposed issuance of concession contracts for guided, interpretive saddle and pack stock tours in Yellowstone National Park. Park Spokesman Dan Hottle says the park currently has 44 contracts for guided saddle and pack stock tours. Hottle says one alternative would end all such tours, another would leave the process unchanged, and the third, which is the preferred alternative, would increase resource monitoring in use areas.  Hottle says the alternative also gives the outfitters a little more flexibility to increase or decrease the length of their contracts, and also gives the park some tools to monitor the resources like back country campsites, parking areas, trailheads, and hiking and stock trails. Hottle says in the long run, the preferred alternative would help preserve the experience for all park users.  Says Hottle: “The important thing is keeping the back country pristine and we want to achieve those goals through this new plan.” The existing 10-year contracts are set to expire in December, 2013, but have been extended for one year to December, 2014, in order to complete this EA.

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