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Yellowstone Begins Live Online Ranger Talks

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Date: July 22, 2009
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2015

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
July 22, 2009     09-058    
Al Nash or Stacy Vallie (307) 344-2015


Yellowstone Begins Live Online Ranger Talks

For the first time in history, Yellowstone National Park is conducting live ranger talks specifically for the online audience. 

Park Ranger George Heinz will present these programs from Geyser Hill, the location of the greatest concentration of geysers in the world.  Geyser Hill is immediately adjacent to Old Faithful Geyser and the area’s associated historic structures.

There will be two programs each Tuesday and Thursday through August 14.

At 11:00 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time (1:00 p.m. Eastern), Ranger George will tell us about the history of the area and the historic structures that still survive today, as well as those that have succumbed to time.  Historic photos are used to illustrate the buildings that are no longer present.

At 2:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (4:00 p.m. Eastern), the discussion will turn to Yellowstone’s hydrothermal features with a program titled, Geysers, Hot Springs and More.
The live programs can be viewed on the Old Faithful Live Streaming Webcam at http://www.nps.gov/yell/photosmultimedia/yellowstonelive.htm .

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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.