Public Asked to Comment on Access to Headwaters of Snake River
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have scheduled public meetings on future management of the Snake River headwaters in Grand Teton and Yellowstone. A new river management plan proposes to eventually close certain roads and eliminate some boater access points but otherwise improve access to the river’s headwaters.
The government proposes to improve several existing facilities along the Snake, Lewis and Gros Ventre rivers in the national parks and National Elk Refuge. The changes result from the Craig Thomas Snake Headwaters Legacy Act, which protects the upper Snake and the river’s headwater tributaries as officially designated wild and scenic rivers.
Officials plan to answer questions on the plan Tuesday at Moran Elementary School in Moran and Wednesday at the Teton County Public Library in Jackson.