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New Yellowstone Concessionaire Housing Proposed

The National Park Service is seeking public comment about potential new Yellowstone concessionaire housing, as Xanterra and Delaware North are proposing solutions to a continual challenge.

The concessionaires would fund new seasonal housing at Canyon Village and the West Entrance.

The Environmental Assessment for the proposed seasonal housing project evaluated two alternatives. In Alternative A (no action), no additional seasonal housing would be constructed. Alternative B would redevelop and modify an abandoned camper loop at the Canyon Campground to house Canyon Lodge and Cabins (operated by Xanterra) employees. A combination of up to 14 recreational vehicle (RV) sites and six modular homes would be integrated into the camper loop, and existing comfort stations would be rehabilitated to provide shower and laundry facilities. Additionally, this proposal would include construction of up to 25 RV sites and a bath house adjacent to the Yellowstone General Stores warehouse (operated by Delaware North) near the West Entrance.

Comments regarding the Yellowstone concessionaire housing must be received by June 14, 2019. Comments may be submitted online, by hand-delivery, or by mail. Comments will not be accepted by fax, email, or by any other means.

Hand-deliver comments during business hours to: Albright Visitor Center, Attention: Concession Housing EA, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190.

Mail comments to: Compliance Office, Attention: Concession Housing EA, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190.

Public Comment Considerations

  • Bulk comments in any format submitted on behalf of others will not be accepted.
  • Before including your address, phone number, email, or other personal information, be aware that your entire comment–including your personally identifiable information–may be made public at any time. You may ask us to withhold your personally identifiable information from public review, but there are no guarantees.
  • The proposed project is an undertaking as outlined under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (36 CRF § 800).

The park is also completing compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for this project, and consulting with the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office on the proposed design.

Totally superfluous Yellowstone bison image by Jacob W. Frank, courtesy National Park Service.

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