Craig Pass Closed for the Season; Mammoth to Norris Closed Sept. 14-30
The road linking West Thumb and Old Faithful is closed for the season—traffic should detour through West Thumb, Lake, and Canyon. The road from Mammoth to Norris is closed for two weeks—traffic should detour over Dunraven Pass. More »
Purpose and Mission
Conference series: The purpose of the greater Yellowstone conference series, instituted in 1991, is to encourage awareness and application of wide-ranging, high-caliber scientific work on the region’s natural and cultural resources. The wealth of subjects and issues to be explored in Yellowstone National Park provides an unbounded font of research possibilities, as well as an unflagging need for their results. This biennial conference series, with the active involvement of professional societies and other institutions, provides a much-needed forum for knowledge-sharing among the hundreds of researchers doing work here, park managers, and the general public.
Did You Know?
Prior to the establishment of the National Park Service, the U.S. Army protected Yellowstone between 1886 and 1918. Fort Yellowstone was established at Mammoth Hot Springs for that purpose.