Yellowstone National Park is soliciting comments for a proposed project to do routine rehabilitation work on a portion of the Buffalo Plateau Trail. The project will focus on the section of the trail between the Slough (pronounced "slew") Creek Junction and the north boundary of the park. This section of trail is almost entirely in the Buffalo Creek drainage. If funded, the project will take place during the summer of 2013.
The main intent of the project will be to re-establish surface tread and erosion control devices on the trail. This will be accomplished with the construction of a rock base and mineral soil trail surface. Crews will also install a system of water bars and retainers to limit erosion on the trail and retain tread material. The entire project will consist of work in the current alignment of the trail and will not involve any new route construction.
The project is being considered for funding by the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Recreational Trails Program, and would be directed by National Park Service staff in partnership with the Montana Conservation Corps.
Written comments should be received no later than July 5, 2012. Comments can be emailed to Bill_Hopkins@nps.gov; or mailed to Bill Hopkins, Backcountry Trails Office, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190.
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