• An aerial view of Old Faithful erupting taken from Observation Point with the Old Faithful Inn to the side.

    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

Yellowstone's Strategic Plan for Sustainability

Bechler Solar
A portable solar array provides power at the Bechler Ranger Station in the summer season.
 

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.

What We've Accomplished:

Sustainability Report 2012 (PDF, 1.3mb)

 

Introducing Our Strategy:

Categories for Achieving Sustainability

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

These pages can also be found as printable PDFs here.

 
Yellowstone Park Foundation Logo

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.

Did You Know?

Dog Hooked to Travois for Transporting Goods.

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.