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. More »
Helicopter Initial Attack
If a fire can't be suppressed by the small initial attack crew, then the IC will order several squads (groups of 5 firefighters) or crews (20 firefighters) to come and assist with the suppression. If the fire gets very large quickly and is threatening valuable natural resources or structures often times a team is called in to manage the fire. A team involves hundreds of people from all over the country working under the Incident Command System (ICS) to help the agency suppress the fire.
Did You Know?
Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.