Grand Teton National Park invites the public to share their thoughts on the use, experience, and access to the park until October 10, 2023. The feedback will help shape and enhance future visitor experiences.
- Virtual Meeting:
- Date: August 31, 2023
- Time: 4 to 5:30 p.m. (MST)
- Details: The meeting link will be available the week of August 28 on the National Park Service’s Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website.
- In-Person Meeting:
- Date: September 19, 2023
- Time: 4 to 6 p.m. (MST)
- Location: Teton County Library Ordway Auditorium, Jackson, WY.
Both sessions will cover identical content, offering flexibility for those wishing to participate.
We encourage the public to submit their comments directly through the PEPC website. Please note, comments from social media, phone calls, email, or mail will not be considered.
For a detailed overview, check out the Grand Teton National Park Visitor Use and Experience story map. To explore park operations and other recreational activities, please visit the park website.
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Goals for Visitor Use Management at Grand Teton National Park:
Responsibility for Active Management:
- Proactive and adaptive management of visitor use.
- Prevent conflicts among visitors over opportunities and destinations.
- Limit perceptions of crowding.
- Provide access for various types of uses.
Reliance on Best Available Information:
- Base decisions on professional expertise and best practices.
- Utilize the best natural and social science.
- Engage with stakeholder input, civic participation, and tribal consultation.
Participation in a Regional Mosaic:
- Collaborate with tribal, federal, state, and local governments.
- Engage partners, stakeholders, and the public in decisions.
- Understand the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s regional significance.
Sustainability and Resilience in Changing Climate:
- Recognize the impact of climate change on visitor patterns and park resources.
- Enhance sustainability in park infrastructure, operations, and visitation.
- Reduce carbon footprint and overall consumption.
- Focus on building climate resilience and adaptation.
Adaptation to a Changing World:
- Stay nimble and adaptable to evolving technology and societal shifts.
- Ensure the park remains relevant and accessible to the public.
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