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GTNP seeks public comment on concession updates

MOOSE, Wyo. — Grand Teton National Park is developing an environmental assessment to address proposed improvements to a concession contract that provides visitor services at Colter Bay Village, Jackson Lake Lodge, Jenny Lake Lodge, and other locations in the park.

The park is encouraging public comment on the proposed improvements by March 5.

The National Park Service has identified several proposed changes to a new concession contract, including accessibility enhancements, infrastructure improvements, structural fire protection, and additional employee housing. The purpose of this environmental assessment is to analyze the impact of these potential changes to the upcoming prospectus and future contract, which are consistent with the National Park Service Concessions Management Improvement Act of 1998. Identifying potential changes in advance will ensure that any projects included in the prospectus will have sound environmental planning and compliance in place prior to the issuance of the contract.

The National Park Service is developing a prospectus to solicit offers to provide lodging, food and beverage, activities, and other services required to conduct business in Grand Teton National Park under concessions contract CC-GRTE001. This is the largest concessions contract in the park. This prospectus will be a public solicitation for offers and will available be available in early 2021. This contract is currently held by Grand Teton Lodge Company and expires on December 31, 2021.

At this time, during the scoping period, the National Park Service seeks input from the public on the components of the proposed improvements.

A scoping newsletter and other information is available online. A copy of the newsletter can be downloaded through this website and comments can be provided electronically online.

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