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YNP Looking For Volunteers For Winter Management Plan Groups

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -

Yellowstone National Park officials are looking for volunteers to help work on the park's new winter use plans.

The new Adaptive Management Program will look at ways winter use impacts the park's environments and its visitors.

There will be five groups looking at the park's landscape and air quality, wildlife, the non-commercially guided snowmobile program, winter use operations and technology and the visitor experience.

If you have interest in a specific area, you can choose to be a part of that group.

"The plan will help us devise and improve our winter use monitoring and research and it will help advise us on any changes we might make in the future," said Al Nash, Yellowstone National Park spokesman.

The park plans to release a draft of the plan for public comment this summer.

If you would like to join one the groups, contact Rebecca Garvoille, at (307) 344-2265 or Rebecca_garvoille@contractor.nps.gov.

The first conference call is next Wednesday, January 22.

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