Yellowstone Seeks Public Comment on Mammoth Window Replacement

Yellowstone National Park is seeking public comment on a proposed project to replace windows at the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel.

According to a Yellowstone press release, the windows need to be replaced for the purposes of seismic stabilization.

The announcement comes in the midst of other renovation work of the Mammoth Hotel, including the refurbishment of the Map Room and new visitor accommodations.

According to the press release, “172 one-over-one, double-hung wood windows” are in need of replacement. The proposed replacement would feature new windows in the same style as the old and be built for better ventilation and energy efficiency. From the press release:

The hotel is part of the Mammoth Hot Springs Historic District. Pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, agencies must take into account effects on historic properties.

The park has determined, through consultation with the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office, that the portion of the project that proposes the in-kind replacement of these windows would diminish the integrity of the hotel’s historic materials. This effort would therefore have an adverse effect on the historic property. The park believes other components of this rehabilitation project would not adversely affect this historic property.

Public comment will be accepted until midnight February 16, 2018. Comments may either be submitted through the Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website or by hand-delivery/mail. Comments may be mailed to the following address:

Yellowstone National Park Compliance Office
Attention: Mammoth Hot Springs Determination of Effect
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190

Comments may be delivered to the Albright Visitor Center. Park officials ask that hand-delivered comments be addressed as follows:

Albright Visitor Center
Attention: Mammoth Hot Springs Determination of Effect
Mammoth Hot Springs
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190

All comments must be individually written. Bulk comments will not be accepted. In addition, comments will not be accepted through fax or email.

Please note that comments may be made public at any time. If you include personal information in your comment (e.g. address, phone number) and don’t want it to become public, you can ask the park to withhold “personally identifiable information.” Yellowstone does not guarantee it will be able to do so.

About Sean Reichard

Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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