Wyoming Joins Yellowstone Lawsuit
December 17, 2004
Filed under Features
The State of Wyoming has joined a lawsuit challenging National Park Service (NPS) snowmobile rules in Yellowstone National Park and nearby Grand Teton National Park.
The NPS issued temporary rules restricting the number of snowmobiles in Yellowstone to 720 units a day and requiring all recreational snowmobilers to travel with a commercial guide. In Grand Teton, 140 sledders are able to operate daily with no guide.
The lawsuit, filed in November by the Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association in U.S. District Court, seeks to ease the restrictions and challenges the mandated use of guides.