- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The National Park Service is offering a free online course for those who want to operate snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/10xGBdX ) the course will be available to anyone who uses snowmobiles in the park under the new Non-commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program.

The course focuses on rider safety and resource protection. Participants will learn how to plan a trip, operate snowmobiles in Yellowstone’s unique conditions and how to best share roadways with wildlife, among other topics. Certification will be valid for two years.

The course is available at https://eppley.org/elearning/yellowstone-snowmobile-education-certificate .

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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