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The purpose of the proposed westslope cutthroat trout (WCT) restoration project within Yellowstone is to reverse further loss of genetic integrity and reestablish genetically pure WCT to waters within their historical range in the Gallatin River drainage.

The National Park Service will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The NPS is soliciting public comments on the issues, alternatives and impacts to park resources to be analyzed in the EA. Two public scoping meetings will be held in November 2005: Bozeman, Montana (December 16) and West Yellowstone, Montana (December 17).

The public scoping comment period ends November 30, 2005. Public comments will be accepted through this website (preferred), may be hand-delivered to the park's headquarters in Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming, or may be mailed to:

Westslope Cutthroat Trout Restoration
Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

A public scoping newsletter on the proposed project can be found in the Document List link on this page. To submit comments through this website, click on Document List, click on WCT Public Scoping Newsletter, then click on Comment on document.

The EA is currently available for comment through this PEPC website, the Yellowstone Planning Documents website (http://www.nps.gov/yell/technical/planning/index.htm), or by requesting it in writing from the above address.

To submit comments through PEPC, click on the Document List link on this page, click on Restoration of Westslope Cutthroat Trout in the East Fork Specimen Creek Watershed Environmental Assessment, then click on Comment on Document.

Comments on the EA are due by midnight, June 7, 2006.

Thank you for your participation.