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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 »

Environmental Purchasing and Waste Reduction

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…reducing the impacts of the products we buy and supply.


Yellowstone has demonstrated a long commitment to waste reduction through composting and recycling efforts. We plan to minimize the overall amount of waste accumulated by purchasing environmentally preferred items. These include those with minimal packaging, biodegradable or recyclable materials, and without toxic components as well as those requiring minimal energy to produce and transport. By buying green and diverting waste from the landfill Yellowstone will minimize the impact of its purchases and waste on the environment.

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Did You Know?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.