Yellowstone takes comment on commercial uses

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Yellowstone National Park is asking for public comment on revised Commercial Use Authorization and service-related operating plans that will guide commercial services in the park for the next five years. The purpose of these revisions is to update the existing Commercial Use Authorization and operating plans, last approved in 2013. These revisions would improve the program’s consistency with federal laws, policies and guidelines, and accommodate changing visitor needs and interests. The Park would begin operating under this new plan beginning January 1st.

The proposed updates include bicycling tours, environmental education Tours, Skiing/Snowshoeing, Motorized Boating, Non-Motorized Boating, Overnight Backcountry Trips, Painting and Photography workshops, stream and shoreline fishing, road-based transportation for groups of 1-25, wedding and photography and single-session wedding and portrait photography.

The updates would also address such services as towing and automotive Services and water access. Under the revisions, applications for commercial use authorization would be accepted year-round. Comments on the proposed revisions must be received by November 23rd and may be submitted at or by mail.



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