• Steam rises off of the colorful Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces. Photo courtesy Jacob W. Frank

    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

Yellowstone's Strategic Plan for Sustainability

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A portable solar array provides power at the Bechler Ranger Station in the summer season.
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Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872 as the world's first National Park, and now, as a biosphere reserve and World Heritage Site, it remains an example for excellence in environmental management. Yellowstone strives to demonstrate exemplary leadership for sustainability and climate change mitigation by managing operations and adapting facilities in a sustainable manner to preserve our resources for this and future generations.

 

Introducing Our Strategy

Categories for Achieving Sustainability

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Additional Resources

Read Yellowstone's Vision (Strategic Plan) for Sustainability as a PDF (.8 KB PDF)
Annual Sustainability Reports showing progress: 2012 (1.3 MB PDF)
National Park Service Green Parks Plan

 
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As Yellowstone's official fundraising partner, the Yellowstone Park Foundation funds projects which help Yellowstone achieve the ambitious greening goals identified in the Strategic Plan for Sustainability. The Yellowstone Park Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to fund projects and programs that protect, preserve and enhance Yellowstone National Park.

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