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News releases from Yellowstone National Park.

09/06/2017 03:19 PM
Yellowstone National Park conducts commercial vehicle safety inspections
Yellowstone National Park rangers are partnering with state and federal transportation officials to conduct safety evaluations of commercial vehicles and operators traveling in the park this summer. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17047.htm

08/30/2017 03:58 PM
Volunteer for a National Public Lands Day project in Yellowstone
The National Park Service is seeking volunteers for a work project in the Blacktail Plateau area of Yellowstone on Saturday, September 30, 2017. In observance of National Public Lands Day, entrance fees will be waived for all visitors to the park on Saturday, September 30 https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17046.htm

08/29/2017 08:44 PM
Yellowstone opens lottery for Non-commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program
Beginning Friday, September 1, Yellowstone will accept applications to the 2017-2018 winter season lottery for permits to snowmobile in the park without the presence of a commercial guide. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17045.htm

08/18/2017 10:27 PM
Native fish reintroduction project begins on Yellowstone’s upper Gibbon River
Biologists will remove non-native fish in the upper Gibbon River drainage, beginning August 21-September 30. Some trails and campsites will be closed some or all of this time. After non-native fish are removed, native fish will be reintroduced. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17044.htm

08/17/2017 08:08 PM
Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team Grizzly Bear Trapping Announcement
Biologists set to begin bear trapping for research purposes in Yellowstone National Park. Public reminded to heed warning signs! https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/igbst-08172017.htm

08/16/2017 02:50 PM
Yellowstone sees a partial eclipse on August 21
Park officials expect heavy visitation in Yellowstone for next week's eclipse and offer advice to people planning to visit the park during that time. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17043.htm

08/10/2017 03:03 PM
Yellowstone releases reports about visitors and traffic
Yellowstone National Park has released the results of two studies completed in 2016 that document the current status of Yellowstone's traffic, visitor demographics, and more. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17042.htm

08/09/2017 08:22 PM
Yellowstone conducts commercial vehicle safety inspections
Yellowstone National Park rangers are partnering with state and federal transportation officials to conduct safety evaluations of commercial vehicles and operators traveling in the park this summer. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17041.htm

08/09/2017 05:14 PM
Yellowstone experiences third busiest July on record
Yellowstone hosted 962,404 visits in July 2017. The continued high level of visitation here underscores how important it is for visitors to plan ahead and expect delays at popular attractions. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17040.htm

08/08/2017 09:51 PM
Yellowstone expects heavy visitation around August 21
Visitation to Yellowstone National Park in the days before, during, and after the solar eclipse on August 21 is anticipated to be heavier than usual. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17039.htm

07/25/2017 05:18 PM
Yellowstone reminds people to be safe in bear country
Yellowstone National Park is trying to increase the number of people carrying bear spray and Jeff Bridges wants to help! https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17038.htm

07/19/2017 03:14 PM
New Trail & Overlook Protect Yellowstone's Resources
New trail in Yellowstone provides a different view of Grand Prismatic Spring and minimizes resource damage and visitor safety concerns from off-trail travel. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17037.htm

07/13/2017 09:13 PM
Environmental assessment on proposed Yellowstone Youth Campus available for public comment
Yellowstone National Park seeks comments from the public on an environmental assessment (EA) that measures the impacts of the proposed reconstruction or relocation of the Yellowstone Youth Campus. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17036.htm

07/12/2017 03:14 PM
Second busiest June on record
Yellowstone National Park hosted 803,298 visits in June 2017. This was the second busiest June on record, down 4.8 percent from June 2016, which saw 838,316 visits. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17035.htm

06/29/2017 06:44 PM
Stay Safe, Protect Yellowstone this Fourth of July
This holiday weekend, Yellowstone National Park rangers ask all park visitors to arrive in the park prepared for a safe, pleasurable, and rewarding experience. Protect yourself and your park by following certain tips. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17034.htm

06/28/2017 10:28 PM
Two Visitors Injured by Bison at Mud Volcano
A married couple received injuries after being “butted” by a bison at Mud Volcano, just north of Lake Village in Yellowstone National Park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/visitors-injured-by-bison062817.htm

06/19/2017 05:53 PM
Environmental Assessment on proposed National Ecological Observatory Network Site available for Public Comment
Yellowstone National Park seeks comments from the public on an environmental assessment (EA) that assesses the impacts associated with the proposed construction and operation of a National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) site in the park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17033.htm

06/15/2017 09:08 PM
Kayak guide dies attempting to rescue client in Yellowstone Lake
A 23-year-old kayak guide, Timothy Hayden Ryan Conant from Salt Lake City, Utah, died while attempting to rescue a client who capsized on Wednesday, June 14. The incident occurred in the West Thumb area of Yellowstone Lake. The kayaking group consisted of nine clients and three guides. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17032.htm

06/14/2017 07:15 PM
Man Severely Burned in Hot Spring
A 21-year-old man, Gervais Dylan Gatete from Raliegh, North Carolina, sustained severe burns after falling into a hot spring late on Tuesday, June 13. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17031.htm

06/13/2017 10:14 PM
Yellowstone Experiences Second Busiest May on Record
The park hosted 419,627 visits in May 2017. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17030.htm

06/09/2017 11:21 PM
Fatality near Yellowstone's North Entrance
Today, park search crews located the body of Jeff Murphy who was missing near the park’s North Entrance. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17029.htm

06/08/2017 11:20 PM
Search for Missing Person begins near North Entrance of Yellowstone
The park is seeking information about an individual last seen at the Rescue Creek Trailhead on June 7, 2017. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/missingperson060817.htm

06/08/2017 09:51 PM
Protect Yellowstone from Aquatic Invasive Species
Aquatic invasive species (AIS) pose a grave threat to the health of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17028.htm

06/01/2017 07:40 PM
Yellowstone Issues Individual Day Ride Permits
Yellowstone National Park will begin to issue free day ride permits to individual users who take stock on park trails in 2017. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17027.htm

05/30/2017 06:58 PM
Park Increases Reward for Information about Wolf
Yellowstone National Park is now offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for shooting a wolf on the north side of the park, near Gardiner, Montana. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17026.htm

05/24/2017 10:05 PM
Park Expects Busy Summer: Come Prepared and Take the Yellowstone Pledge
Are you traveling to Yellowstone National Park this summer? When you visit this wild and amazing place, we ask you to come prepared so you can protect yourself and your park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17025.htm

05/19/2017 04:31 PM
Yellowstone Seeks Additional Public Input on Effects to Historic Mt. Washburn Lookout
Yellowstone National Park seeks additional public input on potential direct and indirect effects of a project involving the historic Mt. Washburn Fire Lookout. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17024.htm

05/11/2017 10:28 PM
Preliminary Necropsy Results Reveal Well-Known Wolf Shot
Preliminary results from the necropsy of the Canyon Pack alpha female wolf showed that she suffered from a gunshot wound. Law enforcement seeks additional information to aid investigation. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17023.htm

05/11/2017 03:41 PM
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day 2017 in Yellowstone with Free Programs
Yellowstone National Park and the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day Saturday, May 13, with free public programs and a field trip. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17022.htm

05/03/2017 09:49 PM
Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team Grizzly Bear Trapping Announcement
Biologists set to begin grizzly bear trapping for research purposes in Yellowstone National Park. Public reminded to heed warning signs! https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/igbst-0502017.htm

04/25/2017 04:27 PM
Public Comment Sought on Proposed Road Reconstruction from Fishing Bridge to Indian Pond
Yellowstone National Park seeks comments from the public on a proposed project to reconstruct a segment of the East Entrance Road from Fishing Bridge to Indian Pond (3.2 miles). https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17021.htm

04/21/2017 03:38 PM
Tourism to Yellowstone National Park Creates $680.3 Million in Economic Benefits
Report shows visitor spending supports 8,156 jobs in local economy https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17020.htm

04/20/2017 03:22 PM
Celebrate Earth Day 2017 in Gardiner, MT
On Saturday, April 22, Yellowstone National Park, concessioners, and community partners will observe the 47th Earth Day. All events are free to the public. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17019.htm

04/19/2017 08:09 PM
Yellowstone Reminds Film Crews, Photographers and News Crews about Permit Requirements
Yellowstone National Park encourages visitors who intend to capture images, videos, or sound recordings for commercial purposes to review our permit requirements before arriving in the park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17018.htm

04/18/2017 03:12 PM
Yellowstone Invites Anglers to 2017 Spring Meetings
Yellowstone National Park staff will travel to nearby communities to talk with anglers and other interested individuals about the ongoing efforts to restore native fish species, the threat of aquatic invasive species, and the park’s fishing regulations. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17017.htm

04/17/2017 08:35 PM
Select Roads Open to Automobiles
Beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017, select roads in Yellowstone National Park will open for the season. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17016.htm

04/14/2017 09:56 PM
National Park Week--April 15 through April 23, 2017
Ring in spring with a visit to Yellowstone National Park during National Park Week, April 15 through 23. Visitors can also enjoy free admission during the weekends of National Park Week, April 15, 16, 22, and 23. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17015.htm

04/13/2017 10:12 PM
Well-Known Wolf Severely Injured and Killed in Park
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – On April 11, 2017, hikers discovered a severely injured wolf inside Yellowstone National Park near Gardiner, Montana. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17014.htm

04/05/2017 09:27 PM
Yellowstone Issues Firewood Collection Permits
Yellowstone National Park will begin accepting requests for 2017 firewood collection permits Friday, April 7, through Sunday, April 9. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17013.htm

03/27/2017 02:55 PM
Select Roads Open for Spring Bicycling
Bicyclists- Plan Ahead for a Safe Ride https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17012.htm

03/17/2017 05:14 PM
Public Comment Sought on Proposed Temporary Parking Area at Midway Geyser Basin
Yellowstone National Park seeks comments from the public on a proposal to construct a temporary gravel parking area near the Fairy Falls Trailhead at Midway Geyser Basin. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17011.htm

03/15/2017 09:21 PM
First Bear Sighting of the Year
Early Wednesday morning, March 15, a park employee observed a grizzly bear between Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower-Roosevelt. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17010.htm

03/03/2017 08:56 PM
Roads in Yellowstone Begin to Close for Spring Plowing
Winter Visitor Season Ends Soon https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17009.htm

03/03/2017 04:27 PM
Presenters Sought for Annual Winter Photo Festival
Yellowstone National Park calls on photographers to share their spectacular Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem winter photos at the 8th Annual Winter Photo Festival that will be held Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center at 7 p.m. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17008.htm

02/17/2017 07:43 PM
New Yellowstone Science Highlights Native Trout Conservation
The latest issue of Yellowstone Science focuses on the efforts to restore native fish to Yellowstone National Park waterways. The articles provide opportunities to anyone who wants to learn more about the critical role native fish play in this dynamic ecosystem. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17007.htm

02/15/2017 03:33 PM
Yellowstone Recruiting for 2017 Youth Conservation Corps Program
How would you like to help Yellowstone while you work, learn, play, and serve in the world’s first national park? Yellowstone National Park is currently recruiting for the 2017 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program, a residential work-based education program for young men and women between the ages of 15 and 18. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17006.htm

02/07/2017 09:44 PM
Bighorn Pass Trail Bridge Available for Use
The Bighorn Pass Trail bridge over the Gallatin River is available for use. The bridge is roughly a half mile from the Bighorn Pass Trailhead, near US-191, in the Northwestern section of the park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17005.htm

01/30/2017 05:55 PM
Public Comment Sought on Proposed Telecommunications Infrastructure at Mount Washburn & Other Park Areas
Yellowstone National Park seeks comments from the public on a proposed project to construct an antenna mounting structure at the Mount Washburn Fire Lookout that would improve poor telecommunications services at the Old Faithful, Grant, Lake, and Canyon developed areas. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17004.htm

01/19/2017 09:42 PM
Three Defendants from the High On Life Group Plead Guilty
Three defendants from the Canadian group High On Life appeared Thursday, January 19, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Carman at the Yellowstone Justice Center in Mammoth Hot Springs, WY. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17003.htm

01/17/2017 09:22 PM
2016 - A Year of Records
Visitation in Yellowstone National Park exceeded previous records with a total of 4,257,177 million visits in 2016. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17002.htm

01/06/2017 01:04 PM
Area Closure Instituted Around Stephens Creek
Beginning at noon Friday, January 6 (today), a temporary area closure around the Stephens Creek administrative area will go into effect. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17001.htm

12/20/2016 08:09 PM
Winter Use Adaptive Management Plan Available
Winter Use Adaptive Management Plan Available Online https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16080.htm

12/13/2016 08:06 PM
Yellowstone’s Winter Season Starts December 15
Please Come Prepared! https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16079.htm

11/17/2016 02:32 PM
Pat Kenney Named as New Deputy Superintendent
Superintendent Dan Wenk announced today that Patrick (Pat) Kenney has been selected as the new deputy superintendent of Yellowstone National Park. Mr. Kenney will replace Steve Iobst, who retired at the end of September. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16078.htm

11/16/2016 03:15 PM
Yellowstone Forever News Release: Preserving the World’s First National Park
In order to protect, preserve, and enhance Yellowstone National Park for all time, the park’s official fundraising partner (Yellowstone Park Foundation) and education partner (Yellowstone Association) today announced the completion of a merger and official unveiling of the new organization as Yellowstone Forever (Yellowstone.org). https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16077b.htm

11/09/2016 12:33 PM
October Visitation Decreases: Visitation for First Ten Months of 2016 Surpasses 2015 Record
Visitation for First Ten Months of 2016 Surpasses 2015 Record. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16077.htm

11/07/2016 08:58 PM
Public Invited to GYCC Meeting / David Diamond Selected as New GYCC Coordinator
Federal land managers within the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA) invite the public to join them in a conversation to help assess ecosystem issues and to build stronger relationships in the future. The meeting will be held on November 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Cody Public Library in Cody, Wyoming. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16076.htm

11/04/2016 02:27 PM
USGS & NPS News Release: Study to Uncover Yellowstone's Subsurface Mysteries
New study investigates groundwater from the air. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16075.htm

11/03/2016 02:50 PM
Nearly All Entrances and Roads Close in Yellowstone Monday, Nov. 7
Park and Visitors Prepare for Winter https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16074.htm

11/01/2016 10:44 PM
Two Defendants from the High on Life Group Plead Guilty
Five defendants from the Canadian group High On Life appeared Tuesday, November 1, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Carman at the Yellowstone Justice Center in Mammoth Hot Springs, WY. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16073.htm

11/01/2016 04:32 PM
Yellowstone Seeks Comments on Shoshone Lake Trail Project
Yellowstone National Park is seeking comments for a proposed project to do standard trail realignment on the Shoshone Lake Trail in the southwest portion of the park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16072.htm

10/25/2016 07:42 PM
Visitors Use Bear Spray & Deter Bear Encounter
No Injuries Occurred https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16071.htm

10/12/2016 08:17 PM
September Visitation Increases by Three Percent
Visitation numbers for September increased in Yellowstone National Park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16070.htm

10/04/2016 09:06 PM
Death of Former Superintendent Bob Barbee
Former Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Bob Barbee passed away on Sunday, October 2, at home in Bozeman, MT with his wife of 58 years, Carol, by his side. He was 80 years old. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16069.htm

09/22/2016 04:29 PM
Significant 2016 Wildfire Season
Highest Number of Acres Burned for the Health & Benefit of the Park Since 1988 https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16068.htm

09/20/2016 03:15 PM
Visitors Invited to Watch & Learn about Hawks in Hayden Valley
Sunday, September 25, visitors are invited to celebrate the spectacle of raptor (bird of prey) migration in Yellowstone National Park’s Hayden Valley with Yellowstone Raptor Initiative volunteer Katy Duffy. The Hayden Valley Hawk Watch is a spectacular opportunity to observe and learn about raptors, their ecology, and their migration strategies. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16066.htm

09/16/2016 09:57 PM
Yellowstone To Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoint This Weekend
Park rangers will conduct traffic safety checkpoints in Yellowstone National Park this weekend. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16065.htm

09/16/2016 03:41 PM
Presenters Sought for Annual Fall Photo Festival
Yellowstone National Park calls on photographers to share their spectacular Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem photos at the 14th Annual Fall Photo Festival that will be held September 22, 2016 at the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center at 7 p.m. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16064.htm

09/14/2016 08:01 PM
Yellowstone Deputy Superintendent Steve Iobst to Retire
Steven F. Iobst, deputy superintendent of Yellowstone National Park has announced his retirement after over 42 years of continuous service with the National Park Service. He will retire September 30, 2016. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16063.htm

09/13/2016 03:59 PM
Fire Restrictions Lifted in Yellowstone National Park, Fire Danger is High
Recent precipitation has moderated fire danger throughout Yellowstone National Park. Effective at noon on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, park officials will lift fire restrictions inside the park’s boundaries. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16062.htm