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Enviros line up to oppose USNPS plan to allow air tours over Olympic, Mount Rainier, other parks

Seattle, WA – A proposal that could allow an increase in low-flying commercial air tours around Washington’s most famous national parks threatens to disturb the park’s natural sounds, disrupt wildlife and spoil park visits, according to a broad group of environmental organizations in the region.

The National Park Service (NPS) is currently drafting an air tour management plan (ATMP) for a number of national parks, including Mount Rainier and Olympic. This plan would permit – and potentially increase ­­– low-flying commercial air tours over Washington’s most well-known national parks.

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