• A bull elk bugles in Yellowstone National Park

    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

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  • 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 »

Repository and Material Transfer Responsibilities

  • Go to Curatorial Responsibilities to review the procedure to document long-term holdings of Yellowstone National Park specimens. This involves accessioning and cataloging them into the National Park Service’s Automated National Catalog System.
  • Before sending Yellowstone National Park specimens (or their progeny or derivatives) to a colleague outside of your own laboratory your colleague must complete a Material Transfer Agreement with Yellowstone National Park. Call the Research Permit Office for assistance (307) 344-2234.

Material Transfer Agreements

Any specimens removed from Yellowstone National Park (including anything derived from such material) remains federal property. If you wish to send specimens (or their progeny or derivatives) to a colleague outside your own laboratory for further analysis, your colleague must complete a Material Transfer Agreement with Yellowstone National Park and may also be required to apply for a Scientific Research and Collecting Permit. No materials can be transferred until the appropriate paperwork has been completed. For assistance with specimen transfers, please contact the Research Permit Office at (307) 344-2234.

Did You Know?

Yellowstone Wolf.

There were no wolves in Yellowstone in 1994. The wolves that were reintroduced in 1995 and 1996 thrived and there are now over 300 of their descendents living in the Greater Yellowstone Area.