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2015 ISSA Campout Aug. 7-9 Manchester
     The 2015 ISSA Campout will be August 7, 8 & 9 at the Delaware County
Fair Campgrounds at 200 East Acres Street, Manchester, IA.
      Your hosts for 2015 are the ISSA and the Snow Pioneers Snowmobile
Club of Delaware County, Manchester, Iowa.  
      No camper?  No problem!  You can camp at the local motels listed on
the registration form and join the ISSA group for the meals and activities.  
      The $30 registration fee per adult includes five meals and registration
materials, individual guest adult and meal tickets for kids 6 to 12 can be
ordered with adult registrations. Kids 5 and younger are free. T
he deadline
for registration has been extended to Aug. 1.

     
Click here for a complete agenda.
     Click here for a registration form.
      The Snow Pioneers have put together a lot of activities for the weekend
and look forward to having you join us in Manchester on August 7, 8 & 9. If
you have questions, please contact Steve Vorwald at 563.920.8403, or Jim
Willey at 563.920.0911.
Yellowstone Issues Draft Winter Use Adaptive
Management Plan for Public Comment
      Yellowstone National Park is seeking public comments on a draft
Winter Use Adaptive Management Plan as part of an effort to continually
improve the management of winter use in the park using the best
available science and public input. The draft plan will be available for
public review and comment at http://
parkplanning.nps.gov/wuamp until
Aug. 21.
      The draft plan provides direction for the Winter Use Adaptive
Management Program, which has three primary objectives:
      1. To evaluate the impacts of oversnow vehicle (OSV) use and help
managers implement actions that keep impacts within the range predicted
under the SEIS,
      2. To gather additional data regarding the comparability of impacts
from a group of snowmobiles versus a snowcoach, and
      3. To reduce impacts on park resources after implementation of the
final rule by gathering additional data regarding the overall social and
ecological impacts of winter use and using those data to guide future
management decisions.
      The draft plan outlines a strategy to identify which affected resources
should be most closely monitored and evaluated, how these resources
should be monitored, and how the NPS will continually engage the public
throughout this process. The draft plan was developed with input from
working groups comprised of members of the public who contribute
expertise across six impact topics.
      Additionally, Yellowstone National Park will hold a public meeting on
Monday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. at the Visitor Information Center in West
Yellowstone, Mont. This meeting will include an update on the
development of the draft plan, as well as a discussion of public feedback
and prioritizing metrics for monitoring the Park’s resources. More details
about this meeting will be announced in a future press release and online
on the plan’s NPS PEPC webpage.
      Members of the public may comment on the draft plan by submitting
comments through the PEPC webpage, or by mailing or hand-delivering
comments to Christina Mills, Office of the Superintendent, Adaptive
Management Plan, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
82190. The deadline to submit comments is Aug. 21.
      At the conclusion of the public comment period, the NPS will analyze
and consider all feedback received for inclusion in the final Adaptive
Management Plan, scheduled for release in 2016.
Past ISSA President Jim Willey (center) was elected vice chair of the
Midwest Chapter of the American Council of Snowmobile Associations at
the International Snowmobile Congress in New York in June. Serving as
chair is Bob King (left), also from Iowa, while John Houk of Michigan was
named secretary/treasurer.