NPS approves Yellowstone Lake development plan

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The National Park Service has approved a plan to manage future development of the lake area in Yellowstone National Park.

The area on the northwest shore of Yellowstone Lake is known for its spawning streams and grizzly bear habitat. It is also home to historic structures such as the Lake Hotel and the Fishing Bridge Museum.

The plan approved this month limits what development can occur at Lake Village, Fishing Bridge and Bridge Bay.

It addresses such things as how to deal with old water and sewer lines in the area and design standards.

It also builds upon management actions from the past several decades designed to reduce human impacts on grizzly bears in the Lake Area.