Yellowstone Winter Use
Yellowstone National Park officials will hold six public meetings and two web seminars in June to discuss the park’s proposed winter-use plan. A proposal released earlier this month by the National Park Service would restrict the number of snowmobiles allowed in the park during the winter to a historically low of no more than 330 a day. The agency had been studying several options, ranging from 720 snowmobiles a day to an outright ban in trying to strike a balance for environmentalists and snowmobile enthusiasts. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposal will be open for public review and comment through July 18. Sea Kayaking in Yellowstone will not be affected by this proposal.