[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 220 (Monday, November 16, 2015)]
[Pages 70832-70833]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-28016]



National Park Service

[NPS-IMR-GRTE-19244; PX. PD202594I.00.1]

Moose-Wilson Corridor Comprehensive Management Plan, Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: The National Park Service announces the availability of the 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Moose-Wilson Corridor 
Comprehensive Management Plan, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. The 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement analyzes four alternatives for 
future management of the corridor. Alternative C has been identified as 
the NPS preferred alternative.

DATES: The National Park Service will accept comments from the public 
through January 15, 2016. In addition, a public meeting will be 
conducted in the Jackson, Wyoming, area in the fall of 2015. Please 
check local newspapers and the Web site below for additional 

ADDRESSES: Information will be available for public review and comment 
online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/MooseWilson, at the Grand Teton 
National Park Headquarters Building, 1 Teton Park Road, Moose, Wyoming, 
and at the Reference Desk of the Teton County Library, 125 Virginian 
Lane, Jackson, Wyoming.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Vela, Superintendent, Grand 
Teton National Park, P.O. Drawer 170, Moose, Wyoming 83012-0170, (307) 
739-3411, [email protected], or Daniel Noon, Chief of 
Planning and Environmental Compliance, P.O. Drawer 170, Moose, Wyoming 
83012-0170, (307) 739-3465, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In recent years, the Moose-Wilson corridor 
in Grand Teton National Park has experienced changes in ecological 
conditions, development patterns, and use by visitors and local 
residents. As a result, the National Park Service is conducting a 
comprehensive planning and environmental impact process to determine 
how best to protect park resources and values while providing 
appropriate opportunities for visitor

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use, experience, and enjoyment of the corridor. The draft plan: (1) 
Identifies management strategies to address natural and cultural 
resource protection; (2) proposes management strategies to address 
visitor safety concerns and conflicts with wildlife; (3) addresses 
vehicle/bicycle management related to road use, trailhead parking areas 
and pullouts; (4) identifies management strategies related to the 
operation of facilities within the corridor; (5) considers if a multi-
use pathway should be provided along Moose-Wilson Road; and (6) 
examines specific road realignment and paving options for the Moose-
Wilson and Death Canyon Roads. Four management alternatives, 
Alternatives A through D, are analyzed in the Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement. Alternative A, the no-action alternative, would 
continue current management practices related to resources, visitor 
use, park operations, and maintenance of facilities within the Moose-
Wilson corridor. Alternative B emphasizes managing the corridor as a 
visitor destination. Reduced crowding on Moose-Wilson Road and at 
destinations within the corridor would provide visitors an opportunity 
for self-discovery. Existing developed areas and facilities would be 
maintained where appropriate and removed or relocated in some areas to 
protect natural and cultural resources. Alternative C, the NPS 
preferred alternative, emphasizes the conservation legacy stories 
within the corridor. The intensity and timing of visitor use would be 
managed to effectively provide high quality visitor opportunities by 
reducing high traffic volumes and congestion. Development within the 
corridor would generally be maintained within the existing development 
footprint. Alternative D would enhance recreational opportunities with 
additional amenities. This alternative would integrate the Moose-Wilson 
corridor with the region's larger recreational network, and would 
enhance the recreational scenic driving experience by reducing high 
traffic volumes and congestion.
    You are encouraged to comment on the draft plan via the Internet at 
http://parkplanning.nps.gov/MooseWilson. You may also mail comments to 
the Superintendent's Office, Attention: Moose-Wilson EIS, P.O. Drawer 
170, Moose, Wyoming 83012-0170. You may also hand-deliver comments to 
the Grand Teton National Park Headquarters at Moose, Wyoming.
    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

    Dated: October 22, 2015.
Sue E. Masica,
Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-28016 Filed 11-13-15; 8:45 am]