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News releases from Yellowstone National Park.

11/09/2017 12:26 PM
Ecological research and monitoring site approved
Yellowstone National Park has permitted the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) to build an ecological research and monitoring site on Blacktail Deer Plateau in the northern section of the park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17058.htm

11/01/2017 02:09 PM
Nearly all entrances and roads close in Yellowstone Monday, Nov. 6
This weekend, November 4-5, provides the last chance for visitors to drive to many iconic locations in Yellowstone. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17057.htm

10/19/2017 10:59 AM
New Yellowstone Youth Campus plan approved
Yellowstone National Park plans to construct a new youth campus at Mammoth Hot Springs to replace and improve the park's existing education facilities. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17056.htm

10/19/2017 08:12 AM
Yellowstone proposes trail project
Yellowstone is accepting comments regarding a proposed project on hiking trails in the southern part of the park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17055.htm

10/11/2017 08:55 AM
Road closures reduce Yellowstone's September visitation
Yellowstone hosted 640,068 visits in September 2017 down 8.79 percent from September 2016. Visits may have declined from previous years due to several days of inclement, snowy weather. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17054.htm

10/04/2017 04:13 PM
Enjoy fall in Yellowstone
Important trip planning information about visiting Yellowstone in the fall season. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17053.htm

09/19/2017 08:47 AM
Present at Yellowstone's annual Fall Photo Festival
Calling all photographers. Come share your spectacular Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem photos at the 15th Annual Fall Photo Festival. The festival will be held at 7 p.m. on September 28, 2017 at the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17052.htm

09/14/2017 02:27 PM
Attend Yellowstone's Hawk Watch on September 23
Celebrate the spectacle of raptor (bird of prey) migration on Saturday, September 23, in Yellowstone National Park's Hayden Valley. The Hawk Watch is a spectacular opportunity to observe and learn about raptors, their ecology, and their migration. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17051.htm

09/14/2017 08:36 AM
Yellowstone kills aggressive bear near Heart Lake
On September 8, 2017, National Park Service biologists captured and killed a bear near Heart Lake in the southern part of Yellowstone National Park. The immature, male grizzly was repeatedly involved in conflicts with humans. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17050.htm

09/13/2017 04:33 PM
Fishing Bridge to Indian Pond road reconstruction approved in Yellowstone
With the signing of a Finding of No Significant Impact, Yellowstone's plans to improve the road between Fishing Bridge and Indian Pond will go forward. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17049.htm

09/12/2017 01:13 PM
Yellowstone Experiences Busiest August on Record
Yellowstone hosted 916,166 visits in August 2017, up 8.93 percent from August 2016. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17048.htm

09/06/2017 09:34 AM
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/17047.htm

08/30/2017 10:03 AM
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 02:59 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 04:29 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 02:19 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 08:56 AM
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 09:16 AM
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 02:34 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 11:17 AM
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 03:56 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 11:31 AM
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 10:02 AM
New Trail & Overlook To 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 03:27 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 09:31 AM
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 12:53 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 04:38 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 12:07 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 03:12 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 01:19 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 04:17 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 05:28 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 05:34 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 03:54 PM
– Aquatic invasive species (AIS) pose a grave threat to the health of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The detection of invasive mussels in Montana in 2016 underscores the urgent need for action to prevent these destructive species' from entering the pa
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 01:46 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 01:03 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 04:09 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 10:33 AM
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 04:40 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 09:42 AM
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day 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 03:51 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 10:29 AM
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 09:41 AM
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 09:25 AM
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 02:18 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 09:19 AM
Yellowstone National Park Invites Anglers to Annual 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 02:39 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 03:59 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

04/14/2017 08:02 AM
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 03:29 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 08:57 AM
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 11:17 AM
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 03:22 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 02:01 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 09:33 AM
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY - 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 Vi
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 12:46 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 08:39 AM
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 02:46 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 06:12 AM
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 02:55 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 02:29 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 06:15 AM
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 01:18 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 01:09 PM
Yellowstone's Winter Season Starts December 15
Please Come Prepared! https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16079.htm

11/17/2016 07:34 AM
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 08:23 AM
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

11/08/2016 05:36 AM
October Visitation Decreases
Visitation for First Ten Months of 2016 Surpasses 2015 Record. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16077.htm

11/07/2016 02:03 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 08:29 AM
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 09:03 AM
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 04:46 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 10:38 AM
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 08:18 AM
Visitors Use Bear Spray & Deter Bear Encounter
No Injuries Occurred https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16071.htm

10/12/2016 02:23 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 03:10 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 10:33 AM
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 09:18 AM
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 04:08 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

09/15/2016 09:43 AM
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 02:06 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 10:08 AM
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

09/09/2016 10:32 AM
New Citizens Sworn in at Naturalization Ceremony in Yellowstone
On Wednesday, September 7, Yellowstone National Park hosted a ceremony for 35 immigrants as they became official US citizens. The Honorable Mark L. Carman, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Wyoming, held court at the base of the Mammoth Hot Springs terraces. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16061.htm

09/09/2016 10:18 AM
Public Invited to Volunteer for National Public Lands Day Projects
Entrance fee waived for all visitors Saturday, September 24. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16060.htm

09/07/2016 03:18 PM
August Visitation Decreases Slightly
Visitation numbers for August decreased slightly in Yellowstone National Park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16059.htm

09/07/2016 07:30 AM
Fire Restrictions Lowered in Yellowstone National Park
Recent precipitation has moderated fire danger throughout Yellowstone. Effective at noon on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, park officials will lower the current fire restrictions from Stage 2 to Stage 1 https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16058.htm

09/02/2016 09:01 AM
Road Segment between Mammoth Hot Springs & Norris Junction to Close
Closure effective September 11 - October 7, 2016 https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16057.htm

09/01/2016 09:58 AM
Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in Effect
Extended hot and dry weather and ongoing wildfire activity has prompted Yellowstone National Park to implement Stage 2 Fire Restrictions effective at noon Thursday, September 1, 2016. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16056.htm

08/30/2016 03:38 PM
Yellowstone Opens Lottery for Non-Commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program
Applications will be accepted starting Thursday, September 1, for those interested in obtaining a permit for a non-commercially guided snowmobile trip into Yellowstone National Park during the 2016-2017 winter season. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16055.htm

08/26/2016 03:11 PM
Fatality at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Early on August 26, a park concession employee fell to her death from Grand View Point above the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16054.htm

08/23/2016 02:39 PM
Happy Birthday National Park Service!
Yellowstone National Park is celebrating the Centennial of the National Park Service with a series of special programs and events. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16052.htm

08/19/2016 02:21 PM
NPS Response to Closure of Yellowstone River Outside the Park / Soda Butte Creek Project Will Continue to Restore Cutthroat Trout
Due to an ongoing and unprecedented fish kill, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) has implemented a full closure of all water-based recreation on the Yellowstone River and its tributaries north of Yellowstone National Park's northern boundary at Gardiner, Montana. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16051.htm

08/19/2016 11:13 AM
Register Now for the 13th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem!
Conference registration is now open for the 13th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16050.htm

08/12/2016 08:03 AM
An Evening at the Arch: Yellowstone Celebrates the National Park Service Centennial
Yellowstone National Park and its partners will host a very special Centennial event – An Evening at the Arch - to kick off the second century of the National Park Service, highlight the importance of public/private partnerships, and recognize the completion of the Gardiner Gateway Project (Phase One). https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16049.htm

08/09/2016 05:29 PM
July Visitation Increases Slightly
Park Begins Visitor Survey Effort in August https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16048.htm

08/09/2016 05:23 PM
Maple Fire Detected by Smokejumper Aircraft
Fire Does Not Pose a Threat to Park Visitors https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16047.htm

08/08/2016 02:25 PM
Fire Restrictions in Effect Due to Extreme Fire Danger
Continued hot, dry weather and recent wildfire activity inside and outside the park has prompted Yellowstone National Park to implement Stage 1 fire restrictions effective at noon Monday, August 8, 2016. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16046.htm

08/07/2016 03:09 PM
Fawn Fire Grows to 900 Acres
Fire Does Not Pose a Threat to Park Visitors https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16045.htm

08/06/2016 06:11 PM
Smoke Visible from Fawn Fire
Fire Does Not Pose a Threat to Park Visitors. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16044.htm

07/27/2016 12:48 PM
Vandal Sentenced to Three Days in Jail for Carving into Iconic Roosevelt Arch
Dakota D. Tipton, 26, of Joshua, Texas, was sentenced Tuesday, July 26, 2016, for carving his initials into the iconic Roosevelt Arch. U.S Magistrate Judge Mark Carman ordered Tipton to serve three days in jail, pay a $250 restitution fee for repairs, and $40 in court fees. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16043.htm

07/25/2016 02:42 PM
Jennifer Carpenter Named Yellowstone Center for Resources Chief
Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk announced today that Jennifer Carpenter has been selected as the park's new chief of the Yellowstone Center for Resources (YCR). Carpenter has been acting chief since her predecessor, David Hallac, left Yellowstone in late 2014 to become the superintendent of the Outer Banks Group in North Carolina. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16042.htm

07/13/2016 02:45 PM
New Issue of Yellowstone Science Celebrates 20 Years of Wolves
The latest issue of Yellowstone Science celebrates wolf restoration and many of the scientific research projects and findings on wolves of Yellowstone since reintroduction, over 20 years ago. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16041.htm

07/07/2016 03:33 PM
June Visitation to Yellowstone Surpasses Previous Year
With the busy summer months still ahead, visitation to Yellowstone National Park for the first six months of 2016 is up 10 percent compared to the previous year. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16040.htm

06/30/2016 07:54 AM
Take the Pledge, Stay Safe & Protect Yellowstone this July 4th
This holiday weekend Yellowstone National Park rangers ask all park visitors to arrive in the park prepared for a safe, enjoyable and rewarding experience. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16039.htm

06/29/2016 09:04 AM
Presenters Sought for Special Centennial Photo Festival
Yellowstone National Park calls on photographers to share their spectacular National Park Service (NPS) photos at the Yellowstone Centennial Photo Festival that will be held July 7, 2016 at the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center at 7 p.m. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16038.htm

06/28/2016 03:49 PM
Deputy Superintendent Steve Iobst Receives High Honor
Steven F. Iobst, deputy superintendent at Yellowstone National Park, received the Department of the Interior's (DOI) Meritorious Service Award during a recent event at Old Faithful. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16037.htm

06/27/2016 08:15 AM
Park Begins Major Canyon Rim Rehabilitation Project
Work will create a safer, more accessible, beautiful experience for visitors. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16036.htm

06/15/2016 03:04 PM
Visitor Issued Hefty Fine for Off Boardwalk Travel in Thermal Area
A Chinese national was fined $1,000 and a $30 court processing fee for walking off the boardwalk in the Mammoth Hot Springs thermal area Tuesday, June 14, 2016. A visitor observed and reported that the individual walked on the terrace formations near Liberty Cap and collected thermal water. The visitor also reported seeing the individual break through the fragile travertine crust. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16035.htm

06/15/2016 08:56 AM
Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspections to Occur in Yellowstone National Park
Park rangers and state and federal transportation officials will conduct safety evaluations of commercial vehicles and operators traveling in the park this summer. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16034.htm

06/09/2016 08:42 AM
May Visitation to Yellowstone Surpasses Previous Year
With the busy summer months still ahead, visitation to Yellowstone National Park for the first five months of 2016 is up 14.65 percent compared to the previous year. Visitation for May alone is up 15 percent. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16033.htm

06/08/2016 11:38 AM
Fatality at Norris Geyser Basin
Second Thermal-Related Visitor Incident in Park This Summer https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16032.htm

06/02/2016 09:44 AM
Yellowstone National Park Gets a Stamp of Approval
The Forever stamp depicting a stunning photograph of two bison silhouetted in Yellowstone National Park's winter morning sun was dedicated today among a pane of 16 stamps to celebrate the National Park Service on its 100th anniversary. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/uspsstamp.htm

06/01/2016 09:07 AM
Free Official Mobile App Launched for Park
The NPS Yellowstone National Park app is now available from the Apple App Store, and an Android version will be available soon. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16031.htm

05/26/2016 01:31 PM
Yellowstone Road Upgrades May Delay, But Not Spoil, Summer Travel Plans
Yellowstone visitors are likely to encounter road construction projects as they make their way through the park this summer. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16030.htm

05/26/2016 11:32 AM
Yellowstone To Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoint This Holiday Weekend
Park rangers will conduct traffic safety checkpoints in Yellowstone National Park this upcoming Memorial Day weekend. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16029.htm

05/25/2016 01:45 PM
"A Bear Doesn't Care," but Yellowstone Knows You Do
Yellowstone National Park wants to increase the number of people carrying bear spray through a new engaging, celebrity-filled campaign called "A Bear Doesn't Care." Whether you are a hiker, backpacker, angler, photographer, wolf watcher or geyser gazer, the campaign encourages you to carry bear spray – no excuses! https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16028.htm

05/24/2016 09:32 AM
Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck by a Motor Vehicle
Just before 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, a 47-year-old Texas woman, Wendy Larrabee, was struck by traffic as she crossed the West Entrance Road on foot. Bystanders started CPR immediately and rangers arrived within minutes, but she was pronounced dead at the scene. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16027.htm

05/20/2016 11:08 AM
Yellowstone: Color It Wild Coloring Book News Release
Yellowstone National Park announces the release of Yellowstone: Color It Wild, a coloring book for all ages featuring 26 regional artists and writers inspired by the scenery of Yellowstone. The book includes illustrations, short essays, poems, and inspiring historical and contemporary quotes. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16026.htm

05/18/2016 10:06 AM
Construction Scheduled on Trails in the Grand Prismatic Area
In early June, trail crews will begin constructing an official trail and overlook to replace the many existing social trails on the hills south of Grand Prismatic Spring. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16025.htm

05/16/2016 09:30 AM
National Park Service Calls on Visitors to Respect Wildlife and Safety Regulations
In recent weeks, visitors in the park have been engaging in inappropriate, dangerous, and illegal behavior with wildlife. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16024.htm

05/12/2016 02:58 PM
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day in Yellowstone with Free Programs
Yellowstone National Park and the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day Saturday, May 14, with free public programs and a field trip https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16023.htm

05/04/2016 09:19 AM
Emmylou Harris and John Prine Headline NPS Centennial Event
Grammy award winning singer-songwriters, Emmylou Harris and John Prine will headline "An Evening at the Arch: Yellowstone Celebrates the National Park Service Centennial" on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 7 p.m. MT in Gardiner, Montana. The event will be broadcast live online. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16022.htm

04/27/2016 03:17 PM
National Geographic Magazine Dedicates the Entire May 2016 Issue to Exploring YELLOWSTONE: America's Wild Idea
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, National Geographic has launched a yearlong exploration of the power of parks, including a special single-topic issue on Yellowstone. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/042716.htm

04/26/2016 03:21 PM
Tourism to Yellowstone National Park creates $638.6 Million in Economic Benefits
Report shows visitor spending supports 7,737 jobs in local economy. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16021.htm

04/25/2016 03:55 PM
Postal Service Previews Last of 16 Stamps Celebrating National Park Service's Centennial: Stamp Highlights Yellowstone National Park
A stunning photograph of two bison silhouetted in Yellowstone National Park's winter morning sun was previewed today as the last of 16 Forever Stamp images to be revealed over a three-week period to celebrate the National Park Service's 100th anniversary. The uniquely designed stamp pane containing all 16 stamp images will be previewed later this week. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16020.htm

04/22/2016 08:01 AM
Call for Abstracts and Registration Now Open for 13th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
The 13th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) is accepting abstract submissions now through May 15, 2016. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16019.htm

04/20/2016 03:33 PM
Yellowstone National Park Celebrates Earth Day 2016
On April 23rd, Yellowstone National Park, the Yellowstone Environmental Coordinating Committee (YECC), and community partners from Gardiner, Montana will celebrate the 46th anniversary of Earth Day with a community clean-up, waste collection and recycling opportunities, youth activities, information on local environmental initiatives, and more. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16018.htm

04/19/2016 03:58 PM
Yellowstone Invites Anglers to Annual Spring Meetings
Yellowstone National Park staff will travel to nearby communities next week to talk with anglers 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/16017.htm

04/15/2016 04:08 PM
Yellowstone Celebrates National Park Week
In honor of National Park Week and the National Park Service Centennial, entrance fees to Yellowstone National Park will be waived Saturday, April 16 through Sunday, April 24. National Park Week is an annual celebration of the parks and programs in communities nationwide that have allowed generations to discover history, nature, and wildlife in irreplaceable ways. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16016.htm

04/13/2016 03:35 PM
Select Yellowstone Roads Open to Automobiles on Friday
Free Entrance April 16 through April 24 Spring in Yellowstone National Park is an excellent time to experience the park's abundant wildlife and spectacular scenery. Starting Friday, April 15 at 8:00 a.m., the road segments from West Yellowstone and Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone will open for the season allowing visitors to travel by car to two of the park's iconic locations. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16015.htm

04/08/2016 12:37 PM
Yellowstone to Issue 2016 Firewood Collection Permits
The National Park Service will be accepting public requests for those interested in possibly receiving a firewood collection permit for Yellowstone National Park during 2016. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16014.htm

03/31/2016 11:38 AM
Spring Bicycling Begins on Select Yellowstone Roads
Beginning today, bicyclists willing to brave the unpredictable elements of spring in Yellowstone National Park are able to travel 49 miles of park roads from the West Entrance at West Yellowstone, Montana, to Mammoth Hot Springs. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/10163.htm

03/10/2016 06:13 AM
Human Remains Found Within Yellowstone National Park
On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, visitors snowshoeing within the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park, near the town of West Yellowstone, came across the partial remains of an individual in the snow. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16012.htm

03/04/2016 05:20 AM
Select Roads in Yellowstone Begin Closing For Spring Plowing
Certain roads in Yellowstone Park will begin to close in preparation for the summer season. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16011.htm

02/29/2016 03:10 PM
Yellowstone Bears Emerging From Dens
Grizzly bears are emerging from hibernation in the Greater Yellowstone Area, so hikers, skiers and snowshoers should stay in groups of three of more, make noise on the trail, and carry bear spray. Bear spray is a good last line of defense, if kept handy and used according to directions, when a bear is approaching within 30 to 60 feet. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16010.htm

02/17/2016 06:38 AM
Yellowstone Recruiting for 2016 Youth Conservation Corps Program
Yellowstone National Park is currently recruiting for the 2016 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program, a residential work-based education program for young men and women between the ages of 15 and 18. The program is designed to develop an appreciation for the nation's natural resources and heritage through unique educational, recreational, and work experiences. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16009.htm

02/12/2016 12:09 PM
NPS Extends Public Comment Period on Environmental Assessment for the Use of Quarantine for Yellowstone Bison
The National Park Service is extending the public comment period for the Environmental Assessment for the Use of Quarantine to Identify Brucellosis-free Yellowstone Bison for Relocation Elsewhere for an additional two weeks. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16008.htm

02/12/2016 09:21 AM
Bison Capture Operations to Begin at Stephens Creek
As per the agreement reached with all signatories in the Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP), bison capture operations are scheduled to begin February 15 at Stephens Creek near the north boundary of Yellowstone National Park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16007.htm

02/10/2016 02:56 PM
Public Scoping for Fishing Bridge to Indian Pond Road Segment
The National Park Service (NPS), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is planning to reconstruct a segment of the East Entrance Road from Fishing Bridge to Indian Pond within the eastern portion of Yellowstone National Park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16006.htm

01/28/2016 06:15 AM
Launch of the Audio Collection with Sounds from Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park and the Acoustic Atlas at Montana State University Library announced today the launch of the Yellowstone Collection, a curated compilation of field recordings and a developing podcast series highlighting America's first national park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/ia1.htm

01/27/2016 01:31 PM
Public Meeting/Open House
The National Park Service has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) that evaluates various alternatives for a quarantine program for Yellowstone bison. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16005.htm

01/14/2016 12:02 PM
Report Released On Fatal Bear Attack In Yellowstone
Two reports are now available about the August, 2015 fatal bear attack in Yellowstone National Park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16004.htm

01/13/2016 08:53 AM
Yellowstone Seeks Public Comment on Yellowstone Bison Quarantine Program Environmental Assessment
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Use of Quarantine to Identify Brucellosis-free Yellowstone Bison for Relocation Elsewhere. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16003.htm

01/12/2016 09:58 AM
In 2015, there were 4,097,710 "visits" to Yellowstone National Park, up 16.6% from 2014, making it the highest visitation year on record.
In 2015, there were 4,097,710 "visits" to Yellowstone National Park, up 16.6% from 2014, making it the highest visitation year on record. The number of "visits" is always greater than the actual number of individuals who came to the park because people may enter and leave the park repeatedly during a stay in the area. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16002.htm

01/05/2016 11:09 AM
IBMP Partners Agree on Bison Management Operations
Members of the Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP) have signed a winter operations plan that aims to reduce the current population of 4,900 animals. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16001.htm

12/16/2015 01:45 PM
New Issue of Yellowstone Science Focuses on Grizzly Bear Ecology
The latest issue of Yellowstone Science is dedicated to grizzly bear research and conservation efforts in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, offering readers an opportunity to learn about the history of grizzly bear management as well as recent scientific findings. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15083.htm

12/14/2015 02:15 PM
Yellowstone's Winter Season Starts Tuesday
Yellowstone National Park will open to the public for motorized oversnow travel as scheduled on Tuesday morning, December 15. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15082.htm

11/19/2015 07:27 AM
National Park Service and State of Montana Release Public Scoping Comment Report for Yellowstone-area Bison Management Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) and the State of Montana (Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Montana Department of Livestock) announced today the release of the public scoping comment report for the Yellowstone-area Bison Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (Plan/EIS). https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/ia15-01.htm

11/18/2015 03:16 PM
Yellowstone National Park Employees and Partner Win Awards
Each year the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior select outstanding employees, partners, and projects for regional and national recognition. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15080.htm

11/10/2015 02:05 PM
Yellowstone Reports Record Breaking October
October proved to be another record-breaking month for Yellowstone, breaking the 4 million mark in visits for 2015. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15079.htm

10/08/2015 08:35 AM
Visitation to Yellowstone Surpasses Previous Record Set in 2010
With three months left to go, visitation to Yellowstone National Park this year has now surpassed the previous record for total annual visitation set in 2010. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15077.htm

10/02/2015 12:52 PM
Canyon Rim Overlooks and Trails Rehabilitation Plan Approved
The National Park Service has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) to update and repair many of the overlooks and trails located along the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15076.htm

09/23/2015 10:15 AM
Pete Webster Named as Chief Ranger of Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk announced today that Pete Webster has been selected as the park's new chief ranger. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15075.htm

09/16/2015 10:52 AM
Presenters Sought For 13th Annual Fall Photo Festival
The crunch of frost on the morning grass and the sound of bugling elk in the crisp evening air are all signs of fall, which also means it is time for the Yellowstone Fall Photo Festival. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15074.htm

09/15/2015 02:27 PM
Yellowstone Invites Visitors to Celebrate Hayden Valley Hawk Watch
On Sunday, September 20, visitors can join Yellowstone Raptor Initiative volunteer Katy Duffy celebrate the spectacle of raptor (bird of prey) migration in Yellowstone National Park's Hayden Valley. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15073.htm

09/15/2015 09:38 AM
Spruce Fire Received Significant Rain Overnight
The lightning-caused Spruce Fire, burning in the backcountry of Yellowstone National, received significant rain overnight on Monday. The fire had grown to an estimated 2,594 acres as of noon on Monday, before storms moved into the area, dropping approximately .5 inches by Tuesday morning. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15072.htm

09/15/2015 08:54 AM
Public Invited to Volunteer for National Public Lands Day Projects in Yellowstone
As part of National Public Lands Day, the largest single day volunteer effort for public lands, Yellowstone National Park is seeking volunteers for two work projects that will occur in the Lamar Valley on Saturday, September 26. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15071.htm

09/14/2015 09:18 AM
Spruce Fire Now Over 2000 Acres
The lightning-caused Spruce Fire, burning in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park since early September, has grown to an estimated 2,119 acres as of 1:30 pm on Sunday. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15070.htm

09/13/2015 05:18 PM
Spruce Fire Continues to Grow in Yellowstone
The Spruce Fire burning in Yellowstone National Park has grown to an estimated 1,164 acres as of 6:00 pm on Saturday. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15069.htm

09/12/2015 02:52 PM
Spruce Fire Increases in Size to 425 Acres
The Spruce Fire burning in Yellowstone National Park has grown significantly since its discovery on Wednesday, September 9. Warmer weather and low humidity levels have allowed the fire to grow to an estimated 425 acres as of 11 am on Saturday. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15068.htm

09/10/2015 05:01 PM
Lightning Starts Small Fire in Yellowstone
A new wildland fire is burning in Yellowstone National Park. The Spruce fire, discovered Wednesday, September 9, by the park helicopter, is estimated to be a tenth of an acre in size. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15066.htm

09/10/2015 04:49 PM
New Citizens Sworn in at Naturalization Ceremony in Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park hosted a ceremony for 37 immigrants as they became official US citizens on Wednesday, September 9. The Honorable Mark L. Carman, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Wyoming, held court at the base of the Mammoth Hot Springs terraces near historic Fort Yellowstone under blue skies on Wednesday morning. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15065.htm

09/10/2015 04:42 PM
Yellowstone Marks Three Million Visits by the End of August
Yellowstone National Park marked a record three million visits in the first eight months of 2015. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15067.htm

09/03/2015 03:44 PM
Yellowstone To Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoints This Holiday Weekend
Park rangers will conduct traffic safety checkpoints in Yellowstone National Park throughout the upcoming Labor Day weekend. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15064.htm

09/02/2015 04:05 PM
Yellowstone Welcomes 4th Grade Students Through Every Kid In a Park Initiative
Yellowstone National Park invites all 4th grade students to visit the park for free as part of the White House's new Every Kid in a Park program. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15063.htm

08/31/2015 03:07 PM
Yellowstone Opens Lottery for Non-commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program
Applications will be accepted starting Tuesday, September 1, for those interested in obtaining a permit for a non-commercially guided snowmobile trip into Yellowstone National Park during the 2015-2016 winter season. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15062.htm

08/31/2015 02:19 PM
Yellowstone Prepares for Fall
Fall comes early in Yellowstone. The sight of steam rising up from the ground in the chilly morning hours, the sound of bugling elk in the crisp evening air, and the feel of fleece against your skin as you dress for a day hike, all herald the end of summer and the beginning of fall in Yellowstone National Park.. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15061.htm

08/25/2015 11:44 AM
Lightning Starts Fire Near the South Arm of Yellowstone Lake
Lightning from recent thunderstorms has started a fire on the Promontory Peninsula between the south and southeast arms of Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone National Park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15060.htm

08/21/2015 09:39 AM
Find Your Park and Celebrate the 99th Birthday of the National Park Service Yellowstone National Park Will Offer Free Admission and Special Events on August 25
Find Your Park and Celebrate the 99th Birthday of the National Park Service Yellowstone National Park Will Offer Free Admission and Special Events on August 25. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15059.htm

08/18/2015 03:57 PM
Yellowstone Seeks Public Comment on Rehabilitation of Canyon Rim Overlooks and Trails
Yellowstone National Park is seeking public comment on a plan to rehabilitate many of the overlooks and trails along the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River in the central section of the park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15057.htm

08/18/2015 10:01 AM
Yellowstone National Park's July Visitation Highest on Record
Yellowstone National Park had the highest recreational visitation on record in July with 980,702 visits for the month-a 14 percent increase over last July and a 2 percent increase over the previous July record in 2010. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15058.htm

08/13/2015 11:59 AM
Hikers Death Confirmed as Grizzly Attack
Results from an autopsy conducted on Monday afternoon concluded that Lance Crosby, a 63 year old Billings man, died as a result of traumatic injuries sustained from a bear attack. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15056.htm

08/10/2015 12:42 PM
Identity of Victim in Grizzly Attack Released
A 63-year old man from Billings, Montana, has been identified as the victim of last week's grizzly bear attack in Yellowstone. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15055.htm

08/08/2015 02:22 PM
Grizzly Bear Involved in Yellowstone Hiker's Death
Preliminary results of the investigation into the recent death of a hiker in Yellowstone National Park show that the man was attacked by a grizzly bear. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15054.htm

08/07/2015 04:36 PM
Hiker Found Dead In Yellowstone
An investigation is currently underway to determine the cause of death of a hiker found in the vicinity of the Elephant Back Loop Trail in the Lake Village area of Yellowstone National Park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15053.htm

08/04/2015 03:05 PM
Search For Missing Swimmer in Yellowstone River Scaled Down
As of Saturday, August 1, the search for Feiyang "Isaac" Xiang has been scaled down after an extensive, nine-day operation. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15-052.htm

07/31/2015 10:14 AM
Yellowstone Announces Public Meeting on Draft Winter Use Adaptive Management Plan
Yellowstone National Park will hold a public meeting on Monday, August 10, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Visitor Information Center in West Yellowstone, Montana, to discuss the park's draft Winter Use Adaptive Management Plan. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15-051.htm

07/29/2015 12:00 PM
Yellowstone Approves Fish Restoration Project on Soda Butte Creek
Yellowstone National Park, in coordination with partner agencies, has approved a project to remove nonnative brook trout from Soda Butte Creek and reintroduce Yellowstone cutthroat trout into the stream. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15-050.htm

07/25/2015 02:05 PM
Search Underway For Missing Swimmer in Yellowstone
A search is underway in Yellowstone National Park for Feiyang "Isaac" Xiang, a 21-year old man from China. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15049.htm

07/22/2015 04:18 PM
Nighttime Road Closures to Begin between Norris Geyser Basin and Indian Creek Campground
A portion of the Grand Loop Road in Yellowstone National Park will be closed at night beginning Monday, July 27. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15048.htm

07/22/2015 12:28 PM
Fifth Person Injured in Bison Encounter This Summer
A 43-year-old woman from Mississippi received minor injuries Tuesday when she turned her back on a bison to get a photo with it near the Fairy Falls trailhead in Yellowstone National Park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15047.htm

07/21/2015 10:59 AM
Upper Terrace Drive Reopens after Thermal Activity Causes Closure
The Upper Terrace Drive near Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park reopened to vehicles on Monday after rangers temporarily closed the road due to a new thermal feature that was impacting the drive. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15046.htm

07/10/2015 02:07 PM
Upcoming Parking Lot Closures for Paving Project in Yellowstone
As part of the Yellowstone Pavement Preservation Project, specific parking areas will have 24-hour closures in the coming days. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15043.htm

07/09/2015 02:41 PM
Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspections to Occur in Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park rangers and state and federal transportation officials will conduct safety evaluations of commercial vehicles and operators traveling in the park this summer. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15042.htm

07/02/2015 12:34 PM
Two More People Injured After Approaching Bison
As Yellowstone National Park enters the busiest month of the year, visitors are reminded that they are responsible for their safety, which includes viewing wildlife from safe distances of at least 25 yards. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15041.htm

07/01/2015 10:11 AM
Enjoy a Safe and Memorable Fourth in Yellowstone
Summer is here, and Yellowstone is welcoming visitors for the upcoming Independence Day holiday. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/enjoy-a-safe-and-memorable-fourth-in-yellowstone.htm

06/30/2015 01:18 PM
Grand Re-opening and Dedication of Yellowstone National Park's Albright Visitor Center
Sunday, July 12, marks the celebration of the Horace M. Albright Visitor Center Grand Re-opening and Dedication. After closing the Albright Visitor Center in the fall of 2013, crews reconfigured the building for better accessibility and retrofitted it for seismic activity, as well as created new, dynamic exhibits. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/grand-re-opening-and-dedication-of-albright-visitor-center.htm

06/30/2015 12:22 PM
Grand Re-opening and Dedication of Yellowstone National Park's Albright Visitor Center
Sunday, July 12, marks the celebration of the Horace M. Albright Visitor Center Grand Re-opening and Dedication. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15039.htm

06/30/2015 07:55 AM
Native Arctic Grayling, Westslope Cutthroat Trout Make a Comeback in Grayling Creek
Grayling Creek in northwest Yellowstone National Park will once again be home to a population of its namesake – Arctic grayling. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15038.htm

06/19/2015 01:01 PM
Steady Increase in Yellowstone Visitation for First Five Months of 2015
Visitation to Yellowstone National Park for January through May is up more than 24 percent compared to the same time period in 2014. Although some of that increase could be attributed to a new after-hours counter at the West Entrance, a mild winter and early spring also played a role in drawing people to the park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/steady-increase-in-yellowstone-visitation-for-first-five-months-of-2015.htm

06/09/2015 10:59 AM
Craig Pass to Open Thursday; All Park Roads Open for the Season
As of 7 a.m. this Thursday, park visitors will be able to travel between West Thumb Junction and Old Faithful when the last stretch of park road over Craig Pass opens for the season. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/craig-pass-to-open-thursday-all-park-roads-open-for-the-season.htm

06/04/2015 02:45 PM
Brink of the Lower Falls Trail Reopened Today
Rangers reopened the popular Brink of the Lower Falls Trail Thursday after crews removed a large boulder, cleaned up a mud slide and repaired damage to the trail caused by heavy rains in May. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/brink-of-the-lower-falls-trail-reopened-today.htm

06/02/2015 02:22 PM
Second Park Visitor Injured in Bison Encounter This Year
A 62-year-old Australian man sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries after an encounter with a bison near Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone National Park around 11 a.m. today. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15034.htm

05/28/2015 02:57 PM
Yellowstone Issues Draft Winter Use Adaptive Management Plan for Public Comment
Yellowstone National Park is seeking public comments on a draft Winter Use Adaptive Management Plan as part of an effort to continually improve the management of winter use in the park using the best available science and public input. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15033.htm

05/20/2015 04:31 PM
Yellowstone Seeks Comments on Restoring Native Cutthroat Trout to Soda Butte Creek
Yellowstone National Park, in coordination with partner agencies Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Wyoming Game & Fish Department and the U.S. Forest Service, is seeking public input on a proposed project to remove nonnative brook trout from Soda Butte Creek and reintroduce genetically pure Yellowstone cutthroat trout into the stream. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/yellowstone-seeks-comments-on-restoring-native-cutthroat-trout-to-soda-butte-creek.htm

05/20/2015 10:13 AM
Brink of the Lower Falls Trail Closed Due to Rock and Mud Slide
Heavy rain and snow over the weekend caused a rock and mud slide across the Brink of the Lower Falls trail, prompting rangers to close the trail until further notice. One rock that crashed down is nearly 7 feet tall and 8 feet long, effectively blocking the trail. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/brink-of-the-lower-falls-trail-closed-due-to-rock-and-mud-slide.htm

05/19/2015 03:29 PM
National Park Service and State of Montana to hold public meetings to discuss new Bison Management Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) and the State of Montana (State) have set the dates for three public scoping meetings in southwest Montana related to the development of a new Yellowstone-area Bison Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/national-park-service-and-state-of-montana-to-hold-public-meetings-to-discuss-new-bison-management-plan.htm

05/18/2015 10:51 AM
Rangers Save Man After Fall into Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park rangers saved a man from New York after he fell approximately 25 feet into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15030.htm

05/16/2015 11:45 AM
Park Visitor Injured in Bison Encounter
Yesterday a Taiwanese girl sustained serious, but not life threatening injuries resulting from an encounter with a bison in the Old Faithful area of Yellowstone National Park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15029.htm

05/11/2015 12:53 PM
Yellowstone National Park Announces New Entrance Fees Starting June 1
Starting on June 1, 2015, Yellowstone National Park will increase entrance fees for visitors in order to fund important resource protection and visitor facility projects within the park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15028.htm

05/06/2015 04:24 PM
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day in Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park and the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 16, with free public programs and field trip. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15027.htm

05/06/2015 12:51 PM
Yellowstone's South Entrance Opens Friday, May 8
The South Entrance to Yellowstone National Park will open for the season at 8 a.m. Friday, May 8. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15026.htm

05/05/2015 03:40 PM
Gardiner Gateway and Native Trout Enhancement Projects Receive Funding
Yellowstone National Park recently received $1 million from the National Park Service Centennial Challenge funding for two significant partnership projects. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15025.htm

04/29/2015 07:34 AM
East Entrance to Yellowstone to Open This Friday
Yellowstone's East Entrance is scheduled to open to travel on Friday, May 1. The park's South Entrance is set to open to the following Friday, May 8. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/east-entrance-to-yellowstone-to-open-this-friday.htm

04/23/2015 07:32 AM
Tourism to Yellowstone National Park Creates $543.7 Million in Economic Benefits
Report shows visitor spending supports more than 6,600 jobs in local economy https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15023.htm

04/22/2015 10:19 AM
Yellowstone National Park Celebrates Earth Day 2015
On April 25, Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone Environmental Coordinating Committee (YECC), and community partners from the Gardiner, Mont. area will celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day at the Gardiner School with community clean-ups, waste collection and recycling opportunities, demonstrations, youth presentations and activities, information on local food and environmental initiatives, and much more. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15022.htm

04/21/2015 11:48 AM
Yellowstone Invites Anglers to "Talk Trout"
Yellowstone National Park staff members will travel to nearby communities next week to talk with anglers 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/15021.htm

04/16/2015 10:16 AM
Lake Yellowstone Hotel Designated National Historic Landmark
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced the designation of the Lake Yellowstone Hotel as a National Historic Landmark. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15020.htm

04/09/2015 04:07 PM
Special Issue of Yellowstone Science Focuses on Climate Change
The latest issue of Yellowstone Science is dedicated to climate change research in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, offering readers an opportunity to learn about recent findings. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15018.htm

04/07/2015 03:05 PM
Yellowstone To Issue 2015 Firewood Collection Permits
Yellowstone National Park will be accepting public requests for those interested in possibly receiving a firewood collection permit from the National Park Service during 2015. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15017.htm

03/31/2015 12:19 PM
Yellowstone National Park Joins National Find Your Park Movement - National Park Week 2015 Encourages Everyone To Find Your Park
Yellowstone National Park joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15016-fyp.htm

03/16/2015 03:48 PM
Select Yellowstone Roads Open For Spring Bicycle Season
Bicyclists willing to brave the often unpredictable elements of spring in Yellowstone National Park are able to travel 49 miles of park roads from the West Entrance at West Yellowstone, Mont., to Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyo., beginning today. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15016.htm

03/16/2015 10:25 AM
National Park Service and State of Montana Seek Public Input on new Yellowstone-area Bison Management Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) and the State of Montana (Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Montana Department of Livestock) announced today that they will begin preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a new plan to manage a wild and migratory population of Yellowstone-area bison, while minimizing the risk of brucellosis transmission between bison and livestock to the extent practicable. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15015.htm

03/04/2015 02:41 PM
Presenters Sought For Seventh Annual Winter Photo Festival
Photographers are invited to share their favorite winter images of the region with the public during the Seventh Annual Winter Photo Festival to be held next week in West Yellowstone. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15014.htm

03/02/2015 02:29 PM
Yellowstone National Park Receives "Ticket To Ride" Grant From The National Park Foundation
Yellowstone National Park was selected to receive a 2014 Ticket to Ride grant from the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official charity of America's national parks, for Yellowstone's Connecting Native American Youth to Yellowstone program. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15013.htm

02/25/2015 02:13 PM
Yellowstone's Roads Begin Closing For Spring Plowing
Yellowstone National Park's winter season is drawing to a close. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15012.htm

02/17/2015 02:05 PM
Recent Warm Weather Prompts Winter Access Changes In Yellowstone
A long stretch of above normal temperatures, limited snowfall, and oversnow traffic have all resulted in a dramatic reduction in the snowpack on the road segments linking West Yellowstone and Old Faithful. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15011.htm

02/11/2015 01:56 PM
Celebrate Presidents' Day Weekend With Free Entry to Yellowstone
In observance of the Presidents' Day Weekend federal holiday, Yellowstone National Park is joining all National Park Service (NPS) sites across the nation in waiving admission fees from February 14-16. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15010.htm

02/11/2015 12:44 PM
Yellowstone Recruiting for 2015 Youth Conservation Corps Program
Imagine having the opportunity to work, learn, play, and serve in the world's first national park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15009.htm

02/10/2015 11:40 AM
Bears Starting To Emerge From Dens In Yellowstone
Blame the relatively mild winter weather for the early emergence of bears in the Greater Yellowstone area. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15008.htm

02/04/2015 01:05 PM
Yellowstone Making Changes To Backcountry Permit Fees
Yellowstone will implement an overnight backcountry permit fee starting May 1. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15007.htm

02/04/2015 08:30 AM
2014-2015 Winter Count of Northern Yellowstone Elk
The Northern Yellowstone Cooperative Wildlife Working Group conducted its annual winter survey of the northern Yellowstone elk population on January 20, 2015. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/02042015.htm

02/02/2015 11:05 AM
Budget Increase Proposed For National Park Service Centennial Year
To ensure the parks are prepared to host an expected influx of visitors celebrating the NPS Centennial, President Obama today sent Congress a request for a $3 billion dollar budget for the NPS for 2016, a $432.9 million increase over the current year's budget. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15006.htm

01/26/2015 12:46 PM
Visitor Found Dead Along Yellowstone Ski Trail
The body of a Montana man was discovered this past weekend along a ski trail in Yellowstone National Park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15005.htm

01/20/2015 08:45 AM
Yellowstone Reminds News Crews, Film Crews And Still Photographers About Permit Rules
Shooting photos and videos in Yellowstone for personal use does not require a permit. However, federal regulations and National Park Service (NPS) policies place some restrictions on other types of film, photography, and media activities due to concerns over visitor safety and impacts on fragile park resources. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15004.htm

01/15/2015 08:35 AM
Yellowstone Begins Bison Capture Operations
Yellowstone National Park has begun bison capture operations at its Stephens Creek facility near the park's North entrance. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15003.htm

01/13/2015 09:00 AM
Free Entry To Yellowstone January 19th
Yellowstone National Park is joining all National Park Service (NPS) sites across the nation in waiving admission fees on Monday, January 19, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr., federal holiday. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15002.htm

01/09/2015 07:00 AM
Yellowstone Visitation Tops 3 Million For Eighth Straight Year
Overall visitation to Yellowstone for 2014 was 3,513,486, up 10.21 percent from 2013, making it the second highest visitation year on record. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15001.htm

12/22/2014 03:18 PM
East Entrance Of Yellowstone National Park Opens For The Winter Season
Commercial and non-commercially guided snowmobiles and all types of snowcoaches may now travel from the park's East Entrance over Sylvan Pass to Fishing Bridge Juction. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14093.htm

12/19/2014 11:00 AM
Public Comment Invited on Yellowstone's Draft Progress Report To UNESCO World Heritage Committee
Yellowstone is inviting the public to review and submit comments on its draft World Heritage Report. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14092.htm

12/19/2014 07:30 AM
Improving Conditions Allow Yellowstone To Open More Road Segments To Guided Motorized Oversnow Travel
Yellowstone has seen some additional snowfall every day this week. This has resulted in an increase in the snowpack on some of the interior roads in the park. The improving conditions have allowed the park to open additional groomed road segments to motorized oversnow travel and to remove some restrictions on road segments which opened to travel on Monday. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14091.htm

12/17/2014 09:00 AM
Yellowstone Invites Proposals For Guided Saddle and Pack Stock Trips
The National Park Service (NPS) has released a prospectus soliciting proposals from businesses interested in providing guided saddle and pack stock trips in Yellowstone National Park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14090.htm

12/16/2014 11:30 AM
Yellowstone Geyser Eruption Predictions Now Available On Your Smartphone and Tablet
You can now discover the natural wonder of the most famous geyser of all, Old Faithful, and other geysers with a free app that you can use during your visit to the park and at home. The new app will help you find out when Old Faithful and five other predictable geysers could erupt. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14089.htm

12/12/2014 09:30 AM
Monday Marks Start Of Yellowstone's Winter Season
Yellowstone National Park will open to the public for motorized oversnow travel as scheduled on Monday morning, December 15. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14088.htm

11/25/2014 02:08 PM
Yellowstone Extends Comment Period On Proposed Fee Changes
Yellowstone National Park is extending the length of time the public can comment on a proposal to increase the park's entrance fees and institute a backcountry overnight permit fee. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14087.htm

11/21/2014 11:30 AM
Comments Sought On Proposal To Build Ecological Monitoring Station In Yellowstone
A site within Yellowstone National Park has been proposed for inclusion as part of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). NEON Inc., an organization funded by the National Science Foundation, would like to establish a program and facilities to monitor the impacts of climate change, land-use change, and invasive species on the ecosystem. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14086.htm

11/14/2014 08:08 AM
Yellowstone Seeking Comments on the Mist Creek Pass Trail Project
Yellowstone National Park is soliciting comments on a proposed project to complete routine trail work on portions of the Mist Creek Pass Trail. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14085.htm

11/07/2014 11:45 AM
Yellowstone Reports Strong October Visitor Numbers
It was another record visitation month for Yellowstone in October. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14084.htm

11/05/2014 02:13 PM
Yellowstone National Park Proposes Entrance and Backcountry Fee Restructuring
Yellowstone National Park is seeking public input on a proposal to increase the park's entrance fees for the first time since 2006 and institute a backcountry overnight permit fee. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14083.htm

11/03/2014 01:03 PM
Yellowstone Launches On-line Snowmobile Education Certification Course
The National Park Service is pleased to announce the availability of the Yellowstone Snowmobile Education Certification course. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/140882.htm

10/31/2014 01:52 PM
Statement from Yellowstone National Park
The National Park Foundation's president and CEO Neil Mulholland announced today that he is stepping down. Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk has agreed to serve as interim president and CEO of the National Park Foundation while the Foundation's board of directors conducts a national search for a successor. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/statement-from-yellowstone-national-park.htm

10/27/2014 12:58 PM
Roads To Old Faithful, Canyon Close For The Season Next Week
There are only a few days left to drive your own vehicle into the interior of Yellowstone before the roads close for the season. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14081.htm

10/08/2014 02:19 PM
September 2014 Visitation to Yellowstone Breaks Monthly Record
Yellowstone National Park recorded its highest ever September visitation in 2014. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14080.htm

10/03/2014 02:54 PM
Guilty Verdict In Third Yellowstone Unmanned Aircraft Case
Three cases regarding the use of unmanned aircraft in Yellowstone National Park have resulted in three convictions. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14079.htm

09/22/2014 01:35 PM
Yellowstone Seeks Public Input On Proposal To Update And Repair Canyon Rim Overlooks And Trails
Yellowstone National Park is considering a proposal to update and repair many of the overlooks and trails located on the North and South rims of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14077.htm

09/18/2014 12:40 PM
Sustainable Energy Project For Yellowstone's Buffalo Ranch Approved
The National Park Service has approved a plan to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy production systems at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch, which is a National Register Historic District. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14076.htm

09/18/2014 12:30 PM
Yellowstone Continues Cutthroat Trout Restoration in Elk Creek
Next week, biologists will introduce a fish toxin into Elk Creek and its tributaries to remove the non-native brook trout as part of Yellowstone's Native Fish Conservation Plan. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14-075.htm

09/16/2014 12:29 PM
Yellowstone Invites Visitors To Celebrate Hayden Valley Hawk Watch
Celebrate the spectacle of raptor (bird of prey) migration in Yellowstone National Park's Hayden Valley this Sunday, September 21. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14074.htm

09/11/2014 09:59 AM
Yellowstone Seeks Volunteers For National Public Lands Day Projects
The National Park Service will waive entrance fees on Saturday, September 27, in conjunction with the celebration of National Public Lands Day. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14073.htm

09/10/2014 02:28 PM
Yellowstone Commercial Stock Plan Approved
A new long term plan to manage commercially guided saddle and pack stock trips in Yellowstone National Park has been approved. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14072.htm

09/08/2014 09:45 AM
Yellowstone Visitation Exceeds 2.7 Million
Visitation to Yellowstone National Park for the first eight months of the year has hit the 2.7 million mark. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14070.htm

09/08/2014 09:45 AM
Presenters Sought For 12th Annual Fall Photo Festival
Shorter days and morning frost are all signs of fall, which also means it is time for the Yellowstone Fall Photo Festival, held at the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14071.htm

09/03/2014 03:00 PM
New Citizens Sworn In At Mammoth Hot Springs
A lengthy journey that began in distant points all over the globe culminated in the world's first National Park on Wednesday, as forty-two immigrants from 20 different countries all were sworn in as new citizens of the United States of America. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/new-citizens-sworn-in-at-mammoth-hot-springs.htm

09/03/2014 01:57 PM
Yellowstone Announces Lottery for New Non-Commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program
Applications will be accepted starting September 3, 2014, for those interested in obtaining a permit to take a non-commercially guided snowmobile trip into Yellowstone National Park this winter. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14069.htm

08/29/2014 03:00 PM
Cause of Death Determined on Yellowstone Concession Employee
he autopsy has been completed on a Yellowstone concession employee whose body was found in the Old Faithful area earlier this week. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14-068.htm

08/29/2014 09:30 AM
Yellowstone Enforcing Ban On Unmanned Aircraft Operation
This past June, due to concerns about public safety, wildlife disturbance and potential impacts to the visitor experience and park resources, the National Park Service enacted an interim policy banning the operation of unmanned aircraft. While taking a largely educational stance during the early phases of publicizing the ban, Yellowstone rangers have developed several criminal cases involving egregious violations of this ban. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14-067.htm

08/29/2014 08:30 AM
Keep A Safe Distance When Viewing Yellowstone Wildlife
Park regulations require visitors to stay a minimum of 25 yards – the length of two regular school buses – away from most large animals and a minimum of 100 yards – the length of a football field – away from bears and wolves at all times. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14066.htm

08/27/2014 02:00 PM
Investigation Underway Into Yellowstone Employee Death
After a brief search in the Old Faithful Lodge area, the body Kassandra Wieferich was located not far from the point she was reportedly last seen by a fellow employee. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14065.htm

08/27/2014 10:29 AM
Close Out Summer By Spending Labor Day Weekend In Yellowstone
All campgrounds, lodging, stores, shops, service stations, restaurants, and other services and activities in and around the Yellowstone National Park will be open for the start of the Labor Day weekend. The road linking Old Faithful with West Thumb and Grant Village will be closed for the season starting 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, so the bridge at Isa Lake can be removed and replaced. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14067.htm

08/21/2014 08:30 AM
Free Entry To Yellowstone Monday
The National Park Service (NPS) turns 98 on Monday, August 25. To celebrate, admission to Yellowstone and all national parks is free that day; however, camping and other fees will not be waived. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14063.htm

08/20/2014 11:45 AM
Yellowstone Seeks Public Input in Sewer Line Replacement
The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a proposal to replace a section of failing sewer line in the Old Faithful area of Yellowstone National Park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14061.htm

08/20/2014 09:00 AM
Yellowstone Seeks Public Input On Proposal To Update Youth Campus
ellowstone National Park is considering a proposal to update the existing Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) facility at Mammoth Hot Springs to better achieve the park's environmental education goals as well as to comply with modern standards for health, safety, accessibility, and sustainability. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14062.htm

08/18/2014 02:00 PM
Identity Released Of Canyon Fall Victim
Authorities have released the identity of the young girl who died Sunday morning after falling into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Zahra Allahyari was eight years old. She was from Poway, a Southern California community near San Diego. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14060.htm

08/18/2014 08:00 AM
Young Girl Dead After Fall In Yellowstone
A young girl died Sunday morning after falling into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14059.htm

08/17/2014 12:15 PM
Body Of Missing Georgia Man Recovered
The body of a young man missing in Yellowstone National Park since Monday evening has been recovered. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14058.htm

08/15/2014 09:10 AM
Construction Work To Result In Yellowstone Road Closures After Labor Day
Two sections of Yellowstone's Grand Loop Road will be closed due to construction after the Labor Day holiday weekend. Travel between some points will involve long detours and significantly longer than normal travel times. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14057.htm

08/13/2014 08:19 AM
Yellowstone Releases Summer 2014 Bison Population Estimate
Yellowstone National Park has completed its annual summer bison population abundance monitoring. The population is estimated to be 4,900 bison. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14056.htm

08/12/2014 02:00 PM
Search Underway For Man Missing In Northern Yellowstone
A search is underway in Yellowstone National Park for a young man from Georgia who was swept down the Yellowstone River near Tower Junction Monday evening. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14055.htm

08/07/2014 03:33 PM
Yellowstone Visitation Nears Two Million At The End Of July
Visitation to Yellowstone National Park for the month of July is up almost 6 percent compared to the previous year. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14054.htm

08/06/2014 10:00 AM
Construction To Begin On Gardiner Gateway Project Improvements
Construction is about to get underway within the community of Gardiner Montana at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The project is designed to improve deficiencies to infrastructure, reduce traffic congestion, enhance parking, and provide for better pedestrian accessibility as well as increased vehicle and pedestrian safety. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/08062014.htm

08/04/2014 09:30 AM
Yellowstone National Park Receives 2014 America's Best Idea Grant from the National Park Foundation
Yellowstone National Park is one of 39 national parks selected to receive a 2014 America's Best Idea grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14053.htm

07/30/2014 03:23 PM
Illegal Trail Removal Continues In Yellowstone
A portion of the southwestern corner of Yellowstone National Park remains closed for the second and final year as recovery work continues on an illegal trail that caused resource damage. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14052.htm

07/30/2014 09:00 AM
Public Input Sought On Bison Quarantine Proposal
The National Park Service is seeking public comment regarding a plan to consider a quarantine program for Yellowstone bison at one or more new quarantine facilities, which could be located within Yellowstone National Park, on tribal lands, or elsewhere. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14051.htm

07/23/2014 08:59 AM
Yellowstone Rangers Conducted Traffic Safety Checkpoints
Yellowstone National Park rangers conducted traffic safety checkpoints in the park on June 14, June 29, and June 30, 2014. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14050.htm

07/18/2014 10:35 AM
Tourism To Yellowstone National Park Creates Nearly $382 Million In Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service report shows that 3,188,030 visitors to Yellowstone National Park in 2013 spent almost $382 million in communities surrounding the park. That spending supported 5,300 jobs in the area. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14049.htm

07/16/2014 12:15 PM
Public Comment Sought On Lamar Buffalo Ranch Sustainable Energy Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on a plan to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy production systems at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch, which is a National Register Historic District. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14048.htm

07/14/2014 11:20 AM
Firehole Lake Drive Open To Travel
Temporary repairs have been completed, allowing Firehole Lake Drive in Yellowstone National Park to open to travel. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14047.htm

07/11/2014 10:07 AM
Yellowstone Reports Strong June 2014 Visitation
Visitation to Yellowstone National Park for the month of June is up more than 7 percent compared to the previous year. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14046.htm

07/10/2014 08:13 AM
Firehole Lake Drive Temporarily Closed
Firehole Lake Drive in Yellowstone National Park has been temporarily closed due to a damaged road surface. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14045.htm

07/08/2014 01:23 PM
Registration Open For 12th Biennial Scientific Conference On The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
The 12th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem will be held October 6-8, 2014 in Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14044.htm

07/07/2014 08:58 AM
Bechler Improvement Plan Approved
A plan to help guide future improvements for the Bechler Administrative Area of Yellowstone National Park has been approved. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14043.htm

06/20/2014 11:13 AM
Grizzly Bear Study Team Research Begins In Yellowstone
Biologists with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (IGBST) and Yellowstone National Park will be conducting scientific grizzly bear and black bear research operations in Yellowstone National Park from June 24 through October 31 https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14041.htm

06/20/2014 11:07 AM
Beartooth Highway Receives Prestigious National Register Listing
The Beartooth Highway, often considered one of the most spectacular drives in the country, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on May 8, 2014. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/14040.htm