Wyo Delegation applauds Sylvan Pass decision
Keep open to snowmobiles and snowcoaches
by Senator Barroasso's office media release
November 21, 2007
(Washington) - U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Representative Barbara Cubin, all R-Wyo., applauded the National Park Service’s decision to keep Sylvan Pass open to snowmobiles and snowcoaches.
On Tuesday, November 20, Park officials issued a decision that they will continue to manage Sylvan Pass and keep it open for future use.
Senator Enzi said, “This Thanksgiving the area residents around Sylvan Pass have a lot to be thankful for. Their hard work, organization and sense of community allowed them to impact a decision that ultimately affected their livelihood. Mike Snyder heard their calls as well as the delegation's and I applaud his decision to keep access to Sylvan Pass open. This is a testament to what a grass roots effort can do to make a change in government. As snow falls across the state I am pleased snowmobiles will help allow visitors an up close view of the beauty of Sylvan Pass in the winter.”
Senator Barrasso said, “Today’s decision is a victory for the people who enjoy and deserve access to our nation’s greatest national park. I applaud the Park Service for listening to our communities and the delegation -- this shows what can happen when you apply a little Wyoming commonsense.”
Representative Cubin said, “This about face by the Park Service is a reflection of what can happen when a community unites on an issue so important to its economic health and heritage. It has been my pleasure to stand shoulder to shoulder with them in this fight for fair access to our public lands. That said, we still have a lot of work to do to ensure the Park Service significantly improves its avalanche mitigation efforts over Sylvan Pass in the upcoming winter seasons. Wyoming’s recreationists deserve better service than they have received.”