JACKSON — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing to ban motorboats on a roughly 20-mile stretch of the Snake River south of Grand Teton National Park.
The agency might also ban jet skis on a 40-mile stretch of the Snake River downstream from the park.
Game and Fish has scheduled a public hearing on the proposals at 6 p.m. May 8 at the Teton County Library in Jackson.
Few motorboats use the stretch that would be closed. That part of the river is often shallow and rocky.
Even so, some jet boat owners oppose the proposed new rules. They include Tom Cook, a Jackson Hole resident who calls the change a "sham."
Others say the stretch of river isn't appropriate for motorboats.