This March, 2007 photo provided by National Park Service photographer Doug Smith shows a Gibbon wolf pack standing on snow in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Restrictions on gray wolf harvests around Yellowstone are under consideration as the state prepares to kick off its inaugural wolf trapping season on Dec. 15, 2012. Conservation groups want limits on trapping after several wolves collared by park scientists for research were shot by Montana hunters in recent weeks. (AP Photo/National Park Service, Doug Smith)
Grant awarded for work on Yellowstone National Park entrance
| Associated Press
First Published Aug 05 2013 04:45 pm • Last Updated Aug 05 2013 04:45 pm
Bozeman, Mont. • Yellowstone National Park officials say traffic flow will improve at the park’s North Entrance thanks to a $10 million federal grant awarded to the Gardiner Gateway Project.
Park spokesman Al Nash told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle he expects more funds will be awarded to related projects now that the entrance upgrade project is moving forward.
Earlier this week, civil engineering graduate student Katrina Hecimovic was awarded a grant from the National Park Foundation to work on details of the newly approved entrance design. The work on the entrance is intended to improve traffic and pedestrian safety in the town of Gardiner. Nash says he hopes construction work will begin sometime in 2014.
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