Alltel Corporation wants to build a giant cell tower at the Rocky Mountain Campground, a private campground in Gardiner.

Story. Yellowstone administrators object to Gardiner cell tower. Associated Press

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

3 Responses to Yellowstone Park objects to proposed 115-foot cell tower just outside north entrance at Gardiner

  1. kim kaiser says:

    interesting they are going to objct to it on private land, but are drafing proposals to put more towers in the park,,,,,

  2. I am not surprised, considering the tower that “turned up” behind Old Faithful, because Suzanne Lewis the park super made the decision independently. There were a lot of angry people after that. I am guessing Jeff Ruch may have been informed this time by “a little bird”. {Go PEER!!!!}
    Considering that there are five already in the park, it may be time to say that’s enough. There are power lines that must be dodged there already when taking photos of the huge stone arch. {depending on where the sun is, to have a picture “turn out”. } I think we lose enough views outside the park.

  3. kim kaiser says:

    there was a public hearing in the town for comments about the tower, and it was advertised in the Gardiner “Newspaper”

    if you have been there you know why i put quotes around the newspaper part,, so it was up for public discussion by public notice,,


October 2007


‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

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