C Environmentalists Not Warming to New Snowmobile regulations By Marc MoranoCNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer September 03, 2003 http://www.vtvasa.org/id16.html
Extractions: VERMONT ATV SPORTSMAN'S ASSOCIATION c Home Contact Information Frequently Asked Questions Rules Bylaws State Statutes ... Links Its building in Vermont The enviromental extremists are working hard to bring the ban to Vermont. I have heard several claim huge damages done by snow machines and ATV's. Environmentalists Not Warming to New Snowmobile Regulations CNSNews.com ) - The National Park Service has proposed new regulations that would allow the continued use of recreational snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Teton National Park, but the proposal has infuriated environmentalists who are demanding an outright ban on snowmobiles in the parks.
Snowmobile Ban In National Parks to consistently apply or enforce its own national snowmobile regulations, to the enforcement of its snowmobile regulations and policies based on the http://www.nps.gov/legal/testimony/106th/snowmobl.htm
Extractions: STATEMENT OF DONALD J. BARRY, ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR FISH AND WILDLIFE AND PARKS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RESOURCES, SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS AND PUBLIC LANDS, AND THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, HISTORIC PRESERVATION, AND RECREATION, CONCERNING THE POLICY OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE ON SNOWMOBILES. MAY 25, 2000 Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to discuss the policy of the National Park Service ( NPS) relating to snowmobile use in national parks. Before I get to the heart of my testimony, I would like to take a minute to explain that although Yellowstone and Grand Teton may be mentioned by way of example, I am not prepared to discuss any administrative positions regarding snowmobiling in these two parks since these actions will not occur until the National Park Service has completed and published the final EIS, provided an additional 30-day public comment period on the final EIS, and described the final selected administrative action in the Record of Decision. This latter event is currently scheduled to take place in late fall of this year. President Nixon first acted to proscribe this activity through Executive Order 11644 (February 8, 1972), which directed that units of the National Park System shall be closed to snowmobile use unless specifically opened in a given area, and that such use may be allowed only where it will not adversely affect the natural, aesthetic, or scenic values of the park. This Executive Order also mandated the National Park Service to monitor snowmobile use where it occurs, and to rescind or limit this use where it adversely affected the values of parks. In 1977 President Carter issued Executive Order 11989, which provided that snowmobile use shall be prohibited when it is found that it may cause, or is causing, considerable adverse effects on the soil, vegetation, wildlife habitat, or cultural or historic resources of public lands.
Extractions: [Federal Register: November 18, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 222)] [Rules and Regulations] [Page 69473-69478] From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:fr18no02-3] ======================================================================= - DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service 36 CFR Part 7 RIN 1024-AD06 Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Final rule. - SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) is postponing the implementation of some existing snowmobile regulations in Yellowstone National Park, the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway, and Grand Teton National Park for one year. This additional time is needed because the NPS has not had sufficient time to plan for and implement the NPS-managed, mass-transit, snowcoach-only system outlined in the existing Winter Use Plan and Record of Decision and to complete the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). DATES: This rule becomes effective December 18, 2002. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kym Hall, Regulations Program Manager, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW., Room 7248, Washington, DC 20240. Phone: (202) 208-4206. Email: KymHall@nps.gov
YellowStone News NPS Proposes Interim Rule to Postpone YNP Snowmobile regulations (04/02/02) Interim Rule Proposed To Postpone Existing Snowmobile regulations for http://www.saveyellowstonepark.org/index.cfm?story=111&selmonth=4&selyear=2002
YellowStone News EPA Unveils Snowmobile Emissions regulations (09/26/01) But some localsnowmobile tour operators see the proposed regulations as a positive step in the http://www.saveyellowstonepark.org/index.cfm?story=70&selmonth=9&selyear=2001
Extractions: SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) is postponing the implementation of some existing snowmobile regulations in Yellowstone National Park, the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway, and Grand Teton National Park for one year. This additional time is needed because the NPS has not had sufficient time to plan for and implement the NPS-managed, mass-transit, snowcoach-only system outlined in the existing Winter Use Plan and Record of Decision and to complete the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). DATES: This rule becomes effective December 18, 2002.
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Extractions: Michigan is known by snowmobilers nationwide for its unique combination of abundant and dependable snow, exciting terrain and extensive trail network. More than 6,100 miles of designated snowmobile trails are located throughout the state in six state forests, three national forests and many acres of privately owned lands. Michigan is one of only three states that offer a large system of interconnected snowmobile trails. Approximately 50% of the snowmobile trail system is located on Private lands; 20% Federal; 25% State; and 5% Other Public. More than 100 grooming tractors are used by 6 DNR offices and by more than 60 grant program sponsors to groom the 6,100-mile trail system.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) SNOWMOBILE regulations FOR YELLOWSTONE AND GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARKS AND JDRPARKWAY. Agency. DOINational Park Service (NPS). Priority Other Significant http://ciir.cs.umass.edu/ua/Fall2003/regplan/DEPARTMENT_OF_THE_INTERIOR_(DOI).ht
Extractions: The Regulatory Plan The Department is committed to achieving its stewardship objectives in partnership with States, communities, landowners, and others through consultation, cooperation, and communication. We will review and update the Department's regulations and policies to ensure that they are effective and efficient and promote accountability. Special emphasis will be given to regulations and policies that: ¤ Adopt performance-based approaches focusing on achieving results in the most cost-effective and timely manner; ¤ Incorporate the best available science and utilize peer review where appropriate; ¤ Promote partnerships with States, other groups, and individuals; ¤ Provide incentives for private landowners to achieve conservation goals; and ¤ Minimize regulatory and procedural burdens, promoting fairness, transparency, and accountability by agency regulators while maintaining performance goals. Major Regulatory Areas ¤ Management of migratory birds and preservation of certain marine mammals and endangered species; ¤ Management of dedicated lands, such as national parks, wildlife refuges, and American Indian trust lands;
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Extractions: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Get IASC Forms and Applications Here IASC Convention Program Advertising Form (PDF Document) Charity Survey for Illinois Snowmobile Clubs (Word Document) Charity Worksheet for Illinois Snowmobile Clubs (Works Spreadsheet) IASC New Member Roster for Club Use (Excel Spreadsheet) IASC Dealer of the Year Program Information Sheet (PDF) IASC Scholarship Program Information Sheet (PDF) IL Snowmobiler Magazine Calendar of Events Submission Form (PDF) IL Snowmobiler Club News Article Submission Form (PDF) You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF links. Click on the box to get the reader. Donate to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort Email Alerts Illinois Snowmobile Clubs ... Harry Kroll Memorial Trophy The purpose of the Illinois Association of Snowmobile Clubs, Inc., is to stimulate and advance the general welfare and safety of the sport of snowmobiling, to serve the interest of snowmobile owners, to assist such owners against discriminatory legislative regulations and burdensome taxation, to develop a fraternal spirit among local snowmobile and other sport enthusiasts, to provide a medium for exchange of snowmobiling information, protect, conserve and develop the natural resources of the State of Illinois coincidental to the use and enjoyment of snowmobiles.
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Forest Preserve District Of Cook County Snowmobile regulations. The owner and any operator of a snowmobile, registeredwith the State of Illinois and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, http://www.fpdcc.com/tier3.php?content_id=53
Extractions: @import url(/code/deqstyle.css); Select a Key Topic... Abandoned Mines Air Quality Information Air Monitoring Data Asbestos Bioenergy/biodiesel Children's Env Health Network Clean Snowmobiles Coal Bed Methane Drinking Water SRF Loans Employee Profiles Energize Montana Energy Conservation Enforcement Ethanol Federal Superfund Hardrock Mining Hazardous Waste Cleanup Hazardous Waste Management Junk Vehicles Landfills Major Facility Siting Meth Cleanup Program Opencut Mining Permits Public Drinking Water Recycling Renewable Energy Septic Tank Pumpers Small Business Assistance Source Water Assessments State Superfund Storm Water Construction Subdivisions Underground Storage Tanks Waste Water SRF Loans Water Quality Information n> September 25, 2005 Download Adobe Reader The most widely publicized snowmobile regulations are those being formulated by the National Park Service (NPS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The NPS Winter Use Plan signed in January 2001 calls for snowmobiles to be phased out of Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. Under the plan, snowmobilers would be allowed to continue using the parks during the winters of 2001-2 with some new restrictions. Use would continue during 2002-3, but at a 50 percent reduced level. In 2003-4 snowmobiles would be banned completely from the parks.
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Extractions: Trail Regulations: REMEMBER.....DON'T DRINK AND RIDE stay on OFSC trails close gates where applicable report property damage of any kind avoid riding late at night too close to homes leave tracks not trash help preserve small shrubs and saplings avoid disturbing domestic animals or wildlife be polite and respectful of landowners and their families leave private property when asked to do so use the trail only for snowmobiling in the winter stay off the trail during all other seasons obtain permission before camping, setting a fire or having cookout along the trail
The Casper Star-Tribune: Printable Version However, the rules and regulations provide that future snowmobile routes cannotresult in wildlife disturbances. But conservation groups are concerned that http://www.casperstartribune.net/articles/2003/09/27/news/wyoming/b1aff600b792c6
Extractions: Groups: Winter rule weakens wildlife protection By BRODIE FARQUHAR Star-Tribune staff writer Rather than protect wildlife from snowmobile disturbance, Yellowstone National Park officials have engaged in regulatory subterfuge by selectively removing National Park Service (NPS) regulations that ban wildlife disturbance in a Winter Use Plan now open for public comment, national conservation groups charge. But John Sacklin, chief of park planning at Yellowstone, denied any intent to weaken wildlife protections and said these comments would be considered during a public comment period that ends Oct. 14. The groups say under the plan, wildlife along snowmobile routes in Yellowstone would have a lower level of protection than wildlife anywhere else within the National Park Service System. At present, federal regulations prohibit the disturbance of wildlife in any national park. And while Park Service officials said similar language would be retained in proposed rules associated with the new Winter Use Plan, such is not the case, conservation groups say. Indeed, they say such language has been explicitly superseded and does not reappear elsewhere in the rules and regulations. However, the rules and regulations provide that future snowmobile routes cannot result in wildlife disturbances. But conservation groups are concerned that the net effect of the language is that wildlife will not be protected on current snowmobile routes.
Extractions: STATEMENT OF MICHAEL D. SNYDER, ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RESOURCES, ON SNOWMOBILE USE IN THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM. April 12, 2005 Mr. Chairman and members of the subcommittee, thank you for holding this oversight hearing on snowmobile use in the National Park System. Providing for the enjoyment of park resources and values is a fundamental purpose of the National Park Services (Service) mission and of all units of the National Park System. From the time Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872, providing access to parks and the means to enjoy them have been a high priority for Congress and for park managers. The desire to provide access to park resources is the reason roads, accommodations, and recreational facilities have been built in national parks. It is also the reason that we continuously seek ways to improve the experience for all our visitors. The National Park Service occupies a small, but significant niche in the spectrum of recreational lands available for public use. Our visitor use objective is to provide for recreational activities that enable visitors to experience the significant park resources and values for which the park was established; and to provide opportunities that are inspirational, educational, healthful and satisfying experiences in a way that conserves park resources unimpaired for future generations. Since 2000, several parks have updated their special regulations regarding snowmobile use. For the most part, these regulations simply codified the existing use patterns that were already occurring in the park. The notable exception is Rocky Mountain National Park. The parks snowmobile regulations were amended in September of 2004 to eliminate three snowmobile routes within the park. Motorized access continues on roads as well as on the North Supply Access Trail, which is an important access route to the Arapaho Roosevelt National Forest and the community of Grand Lake, Colorado.