Additional comments sought on fire tower in Yellowstone
JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Authorities in Yellowstone National Park are contemplating a three-sided mounting structure to support efforts to improve the park’s wireless infrastructure.
The structure could have adverse implications to the viewshed of the historic Mt. Washburn Fire Lookout station and of the mountain in general. These potential negative implications require the enacting of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
The park believes the effects from most of the project to improve wireless infrastructure (in other areas) would be negligible based on visual simulations; the exception being the visual effects to Mount Washburn. Information on the factors park managers consider when they assess effects is available in 36CFR800.5.
The park is seeking public comment on whether the construction of this mounting structure would cause an adverse effect to the historic fire lookout. Information on this project is available online through the Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) system.