[Top] [All Lists]

noise control in Yellowstone National Park

Subject: noise control in Yellowstone National Park
From: Dan Dugan <>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 17:18:13 -0800
Sharon Perry and I enjoyed a visit to Yellowstone National Park over 
the holidays. We took a snowcoach tour from West Yellowstone into Old 
Faithful. True to form, Yellowstone showed us an abundance of 
wildlife. In mammals we saw bison, elk, coyotes, and an unfortunate 
wood rat being plucked from under the snow by a coyote. In birds we 
saw bald eagles, trumpeter swans, a night heron, ravens and ducks.

It wasn't possible to do any recording, but we took some good pictures.

We were pleased to see that access to Yellowstone in winter was 
tightly controlled. Entrance was allowed on guided tours only. There 
were only two ways to tour, snow coaches and snowmobiles. The 
snowmobiles were required to travel in groups with a guide. We saw 
one snowmobile tour group get pulled over by a ranger because a 
couple of riders were being too playful.

There's a draft EIS on winter use coming out in the fall of 2006. See:

"The purpose of the Winter Use Plan and Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) will be to ensure that park visitors have a range of 
appropriate winter recreational opportunities, while ensuring that 
these recreational activities are in an appropriate setting and do 
not impair or irreparably harm park resources or values. The EIS will 
consider a variety of different alternatives for managing snowmobile 
and snowcoach use in the parks."

-Dan Dugan


"Microphones are not ears,
Loudspeakers are not birds,
A listening room is not nature."
Klas Strandberg
Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • noise control in Yellowstone National Park, Dan Dugan <=

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the naturerecordists mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU