Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) released the following statement regarding the Final Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone National Park that was released today by the National Park Service:
"Today's announcement will hopefully bring to close a 15-year long debate on how the National Park Service manages Yellowstone's winter use activities. I'm encouraged Wyoming's views were incorporated into the final plan. By keeping Sylvan pass open, providing noncommercial access, and allowing flexibility for snowmobile groups, Wyoming residents and communities will be able to enjoy winter recreation and good jobs. Superintendent Wenk has developed a plan that appears to address both the economic and environmental needs of the park. As the plan is implemented, I'll follow it closely."