After years of study on snowmobile use in Yellowstone and Grand
Teton National Parks, the National Park Service has just released
a new analysis of the impact of snowmobiles that supports the
original decision to phase-out these machines.
The Park Service urgently needs to hear FROM YOU that it should uphold
its original decision to phase out snowmobile use and protect our national parks.
BACKGROUND: In November 2000, after a three-year public process that included 22 public hearings and over 65,000 public comments, the National Park Service issued a decision to phase out snowmobiles in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks over a four-year period. The existing mass transit system would be expanded to ensure public access to the parks. The decision - based on a decade of scientific studies by university researchers and government agencies - found that snowmobiles are damaging the parks' wildlife, clean air, natural sounds and quiet, as well as the unique experiences that Americans expect to find in their national parks.
TAKE ACTION: Public support for the original Park Service is the only way it will be implemented. Please support the Park Service's decision to phase out snowmobile use in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks by sending your comments below. Tell them that:
The Final Rule should reflect Alternative 1a