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ALERT: Winter Use Plan and EIS

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SAWS Action Alert

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
John D.Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway

The National park Service is beginning to prepare a long-term plan for managing winter recreational use in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and the John D. Rockerfeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. Currently, winter use in the parks is operating under a temporary winter use plan due to two previous NPS decisions about winter use that were returned back to the NPS for further work by the federal courts.

The temporary plan is intended to be in effect for three winter seasons, while the NPS prepares a long-term winter plan. The temporary winter use plan allows snowmobiles and snowcoachs to be used through the winter of 2006-2007.

The planning process that is going on right now will result in a decision that will be implemented beginning with the winter of 2007-2008.

SAWS strongly encourages you to submit your comments during this scoping period to help in aiding draft the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

To submit your comments through the internet:
http://parkplanning.nps.gov/commentForm.cfm?projectID=12047&documentId=11727

You may also submit comments by mailing them to:

Winter Use Scoping
Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY
82190

Here is a link to the Winter Use Plan Scoping Newsletter:
http://parkplanning.nps.gov/showFile.cfm?projectId=12047&docType=public&MIMEType=application%252Fpdf&filename=scoping%20newsletter%2Epdf&clientFilename=scoping%20newsletter%2Epdf

Comments must be received by September 1, 2005.

Kim Jackson
Snowmobile Alliance of Western States

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