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GYC calls park's winter-use plan 'workable'
While not entirely happy, group hopes 15 years of legal battles are over
March 05, 2013
Mike Koshmrl | Jackson Hole News & Guide

Editor's note: It is long past time to put the Yellowstone winter-use issue to bed. As our Mark Pearson notes, the latest plan still has flaws but it also reflects just how far we've come on this issue.

Officials with a prominent regional conservation group continue to call for tweaks to the proposed Yellowstone National Park winter-use plan but are hopeful a lawsuit can be avoided.

The Greater Yellowstone Coalition is dissatisfied with the park’s justification for allowing more snowmobiles than are currently permitted, for proposing to allow unguided riders and for its plans to keep Sylvan Pass open to over-snow traffic. But the group, which has sued over Yellowstone’s winter use time and time again during the past 15 years, has landed on a “begrudging acceptance” of the plan, said Mark Pearson, the coalition’s conservation program director.

Read more about the latest Yellowstone winter use plan.

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