- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks are now requiring separate permits for non-motorized boats.

In previous years, each park honored the other’s permits, even though a Yellowstone permit only cost $10 a season while a Grand Teton charged $20.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Tuesday (https://tinyurl.com/mkjwuy6 ) the change came about because Yellowstone officials have begun requiring boat inspections for invasive aquatic species.

A Yellowstone spokesman says the park wants boaters to get a Yellowstone permit to make sure the inspection is done.

Grand Teton has required such inspections for several years.

Non-motorized boats requiring inspections include driftboats, kayaks, canoes, dories, fishing tubes, stand-up paddleboards and any other type of floatable.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, https://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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