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Yellowstone proposes trail project

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avatar Yellowstone proposes trail project
October 21, 2017 08:20PM
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Yellowstone is accepting comments regarding a proposed project on hiking trails in the southern part of the park. The project would involve portions of the Trail Creek and Two Ocean Plateau hiking trails that were damaged or destroyed by spring water run-off. This project would repair that damage and alleviate a problematic stream crossing during the summer of 2018. More specifically, the project would:
  • Improve approximately 10 miles of trail
  • Ensure the protection of sensitive terrain through extensive erosion control work
  • Reroute approximately 400 yards of trail
  • Involve constructing a small bridge for stock use
The National Park Service would complete the appropriate environmental compliance work and oversee the project in partnership with the Montana Conservation Corps.

Project information can be viewed and written comments submitted using the Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) system, hand-delivered, or mailed to the address below. Comments will not be accepted by fax, e-mail, or in any other way than those specified above. Comments must be received by midnight MST, November 18, 2017.

Hand deliver comments during business hours to:

Albright Visitor Center
Attention: Two Ocean Plateau Trail Project
Mammoth Hot Springs
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190

Mail comments to:

Yellowstone National Park, Compliance Office
Attention: Two Ocean Plateau Trail Project
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190

Public Comment Considerations:
  • Bulk comments in any format (hard copy or electronic) submitted on behalf of others will not be accepted.
  • Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable information, be aware that your entire comment – including your personally identifiable information – may be made public at any time. You may ask us to withhold your personally identifiable information from public review, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
  • The proposed project is an undertaking as outlined under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (36 CRF § 800). As such, we welcome comments about historic properties or other cultural resources that fall within the project area.
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