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August 04, 2015
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.

July 31, 2015
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.

July 29, 2015
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.

July 25, 2015
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.

July 22, 2015
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.

July 22, 2015
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.

July 21, 2015
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.

July 10, 2015
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.

July 09, 2015
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.

July 02, 2015
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.

July 01, 2015
Enjoy a Safe and Memorable Fourth in Yellowstone
Summer is here, and Yellowstone is welcoming visitors for the upcoming Independence Day holiday.

June 30, 2015
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.

June 30, 2015
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.

June 19, 2015
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.

June 09, 2015
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.

June 04, 2015
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.

June 02, 2015
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.

May 28, 2015
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.

May 20, 2015
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.

May 20, 2015
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.

May 19, 2015
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).

May 18, 2015
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.

May 16, 2015
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.

May 11, 2015
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.

May 06, 2015
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.

May 06, 2015
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.

May 05, 2015
Yellowstone Awarded Funding for Two Centennial Challenge Projects
Yellowstone National Park recently received $1 million from the National Park Service Centennial Challenge funding for two significant partnership projects.

April 29, 2015
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.

April 23, 2015
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

April 22, 2015
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.

April 21, 2015
Yellowstone Invites Anglers to Talk about 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.

April 16, 2015
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.

April 09, 2015
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.

April 07, 2015
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.

March 31, 2015
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.

March 16, 2015
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.

March 16, 2015
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.

March 04, 2015
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.

March 02, 2015
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.

February 25, 2015
Yellowstone’s Roads Begin Closing For Spring Plowing
Yellowstone National Park’s winter season is drawing to a close.

February 17, 2015
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.

February 11, 2015
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.

February 11, 2015
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.

February 10, 2015
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.

February 04, 2015
Yellowstone Making Changes To Backcountry Permit Fees
Yellowstone will implement an overnight backcountry permit fee starting May 1.

February 04, 2015
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.

February 02, 2015
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.

January 26, 2015
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.

January 20, 2015
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.

January 15, 2015
Yellowstone Begins Bison Capture Operations
Yellowstone National Park has begun bison capture operations at its Stephens Creek facility near the park’s North entrance.

January 13, 2015
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.

January 09, 2015
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.

December 22, 2014
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.

December 19, 2014
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.

December 19, 2014
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.

December 17, 2014
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.

December 16, 2014
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.

December 12, 2014
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.

November 25, 2014
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.

November 21, 2014
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.

November 14, 2014
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.

November 07, 2014
Yellowstone Reports Strong October Visitor Numbers
It was another record visitation month for Yellowstone in October.

November 05, 2014
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.

November 03, 2014
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.

October 31, 2014
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.

October 27, 2014
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.

October 08, 2014
September 2014 Visitation to Yellowstone Breaks Monthly Record
Yellowstone National Park recorded its highest ever September visitation in 2014.

October 03, 2014
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.

September 22, 2014
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.

September 18, 2014
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.

September 18, 2014
Yellowstone National Park 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.

September 16, 2014
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.

September 11, 2014
Yellowstone National Park 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.

September 10, 2014
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.

September 08, 2014
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.

September 08, 2014
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.

September 03, 2014
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.

September 03, 2014
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.

August 29, 2014
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.

August 29, 2014
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.

August 29, 2014
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.

August 27, 2014
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.

August 27, 2014
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.

August 21, 2014
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.

August 20, 2014
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.

August 20, 2014
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.

August 18, 2014
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.

August 18, 2014
Young Girl Dead After Fall In Yellowstone
A young girl died Sunday morning after falling into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

August 17, 2014
Body Of Missing Georgia Man Recovered
The body of a young man missing in Yellowstone National Park since Monday evening has been recovered.

August 15, 2014
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.

August 13, 2014
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.

August 12, 2014
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.

August 07, 2014
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.

August 06, 2014
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.

 

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