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.
In a culminating step, this week the Park Service approved the Record of Decision for the Moose-Wilson Corridor Final Comprehensive Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, completing the planning phase of the project.
The Alliance believes the Moose-Wilson corridor is a special place to visit in a national park, not a transportation corridor. We asked the Park to 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. The Park’s decision takes several steps in the right direction, including limiting the number of cars in the corridor to 200 at any one time, reducing the speed limit to 20 mph, and improving the road surface to increase safety for people on foot and bikes.
Following this decision, the Alliance will continue to work with our conservation partners and the Park Service to ensure that future project implementation and the adaptive management actions 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.
We thank the Park Service for their commitment to a transparent, science-based, and participatory process. And we thank the thousands of people like you who made their voice heard to help improve this final plan.