The Moose-Wilson corridor is a special place to visit in Grand Teton National Park because of its rich wildlife habitat and abundant recreational opportunities. Over the past few years, the National Park Service has been working hard to develop management options for the Moose-Wilson corridor that provide appropriate opportunities for visitors to use, experience, and enjoy the area while protecting the park’s nationally significant resources.
Since the Moose-Wilson corridor is a special place to visit in a national park, not a transportation corridor, the Alliance believes the Moose-Wilson Comprehensive Corridor Management Plan should focus on protecting wildlife and habitat, while also making it easy and safe for people to visit the area on foot, bicycle, or public transit.
While the park’s preferred alternative attempts to strike a compromise and takes a few steps in the right direction, it could more effectively protect park natural and cultural resources while allowing opportunities for visitors to experience and enjoy the area.
Please join hundreds of your friends and neighbors, and thousands of people from across America, in commenting on the Moose-Wilson Corridor draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) by this Saturday, January 30, 2016.
Let park officials know you appreciate their transparent, science-based, and participatory planning process, and the steps they have taken to discourage the use of the road as a transportation corridor. Tell them they can go further toward protecting wildlife and habitat in the corridor, while making it easy and safe for people to visit the area on foot, bicycle, or corridor-appropriate public transit.
Click here to read the park’s DEIS for the Moose-Wilson corridor, click here to read a recent opinion piece about this issue from our executive director in the Planet Jackson Hole, and click here to read the Alliance’s official comments on the park’s DEIS.