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    Author(s): John A. Sacklin; Kristin L. Legg; M. Sarah Creachbaum; Clifford L. Hawkes; George Helfrich
    Date: 2000
    Source: In: Cole, David N.; McCool, Stephen F.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference—Volume 4: Wilderness visitors, experiences, and visitor management; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-4. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 243-250
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Winter use in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks increased dramatically in the 1980s and early 1990s. That increase and the emphasis on snowmobiles as the primary mode of transportation brought into focus a host of winter-related issues, including air pollution, unwanted sound, wildlife impacts and the adequacy of agency budgets, staff and infrastructure to manage the burgeoning use. The increase has spawned several research and monitoring projects, five planning processes, two regulatory processes and, to date, two lawsuits. This paper is a case study of the ongoing planning, regulatory and legal aspects of winter use in these parks.

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    Sacklin, John A.; Legg, Kristin L.; Creachbaum, M. Sarah; Hawkes, Clifford L.; Helfrich, George. 2000. Winter visitor use planning in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. In: Cole, David N.; McCool, Stephen F.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference—Volume 4: Wilderness visitors, experiences, and visitor management; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-4. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 243-250

    Keywords

    winter, planning, monitoring, outdoor recreation, snowmobiles, legislation, regulations, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Montana, Wyoming

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