Friends of the station,
After much deliberation, we have come to the difficult decision to close the station for the 2020 season. To mitigate the spread of the virus and keep our community safe, the University of Wyoming has restricted all institutionally sponsored travel and field research through July 30. Though we could optimistically hope to open after that time, the reality is that it is unlikely that we will have moved passed this in Wyoming by late summer.
We realize that this closure could be challenging for those of our researchers who have not already changed their plans due to restrictions from their own institutions, but we feel strongly that this decision is in the best interest of our station, park, university, and state communities. On the positive side, we are hopeful that we can take advantage of some of the closure time to tackle much-needed improvements, alleviating potential construction impacts in future seasons.
Please let me know if an official letter from the station can help as you work with your institutions and sponsors to accommodate the change.