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August 20, 2014
Yellowstone Seeks Public Input in Sewer Line Replacement
The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a proposal to replace a section of failing sewer line in the Old Faithful area of Yellowstone National Park.

August 20, 2014
Yellowstone Seeks Public Input On Proposal To Update Youth Campus
ellowstone National Park is considering a proposal to update the existing Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) facility at Mammoth Hot Springs to better achieve the park’s environmental education goals as well as to comply with modern standards for health, safety, accessibility, and sustainability.

August 18, 2014
Identity Released Of Canyon Fall Victim
Authorities have released the identity of the young girl who died Sunday morning after falling into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Zahra Allahyari was eight years old. She was from Poway, a Southern California community near San Diego.

August 18, 2014
Young Girl Dead After Fall In Yellowstone
A young girl died Sunday morning after falling into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

August 17, 2014
Body Of Missing Georgia Man Recovered
The body of a young man missing in Yellowstone National Park since Monday evening has been recovered.

August 15, 2014
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.

August 13, 2014
Yellowstone Releases Summer 2014 Bison Population Estimate
Yellowstone National Park has completed its annual summer bison population abundance monitoring. The population is estimated to be 4,900 bison.

August 12, 2014
Search Underway For Man Missing In Northern Yellowstone
A search is underway in Yellowstone National Park for a young man from Georgia who was swept down the Yellowstone River near Tower Junction Monday evening.

August 07, 2014
Yellowstone Visitation Nears Two Million At The End Of July
Visitation to Yellowstone National Park for the month of July is up almost 6 percent compared to the previous year.

August 06, 2014
Construction To Begin On Gardiner Gateway Project Improvements
Construction is about to get underway within the community of Gardiner Montana at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The project is designed to improve deficiencies to infrastructure, reduce traffic congestion, enhance parking, and provide for better pedestrian accessibility as well as increased vehicle and pedestrian safety.

August 04, 2014
Yellowstone National Park Receives 2014 America’s Best Idea Grant from the National Park Foundation
Yellowstone National Park is one of 39 national parks selected to receive a 2014 America’s Best Idea grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.

July 30, 2014
Illegal Trail Removal Continues In Yellowstone
A portion of the southwestern corner of Yellowstone National Park remains closed for the second and final year as recovery work continues on an illegal trail that caused resource damage.

July 30, 2014
Public Input Sought On Bison Quarantine Proposal
The National Park Service is seeking public comment regarding a plan to consider a quarantine program for Yellowstone bison at one or more new quarantine facilities, which could be located within Yellowstone National Park, on tribal lands, or elsewhere.

July 23, 2014
Yellowstone Rangers Conducted Traffic Safety Checkpoints
Yellowstone National Park rangers conducted traffic safety checkpoints in the park on June 14, June 29, and June 30, 2014.

July 18, 2014
Tourism To Yellowstone National Park Creates Nearly $382 Million In Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service report shows that 3,188,030 visitors to Yellowstone National Park in 2013 spent almost $382 million in communities surrounding the park. That spending supported 5,300 jobs in the area.

July 16, 2014
Public Comment Sought On Lamar Buffalo Ranch Sustainable Energy Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on a plan to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy production systems at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch, which is a National Register Historic District.

July 14, 2014
Firehole Lake Drive Open To Travel
Temporary repairs have been completed, allowing Firehole Lake Drive in Yellowstone National Park to open to travel.

July 11, 2014
Yellowstone Reports Strong June 2014 Visitation
Visitation to Yellowstone National Park for the month of June is up more than 7 percent compared to the previous year.

July 10, 2014
Firehole Lake Drive Temporarily Closed
Firehole Lake Drive in Yellowstone National Park has been temporarily closed due to a damaged road surface.

July 08, 2014
Registration Open For 12th Biennial Scientific Conference On The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
The 12th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem will be held October 6-8, 2014 in Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming.

July 07, 2014
Bechler Improvement Plan Approved
A plan to help guide future improvements for the Bechler Administrative Area of Yellowstone National Park has been approved.

June 30, 2014
How To Enjoy And Stay Safe In Yellowstone Over The Fourth
Summer is here, and Yellowstone is welcoming visitors for the upcoming Independence Day holiday.

June 20, 2014
Grizzly Bear Study Team Research Begins In Yellowstone
Biologists with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (IGBST) and Yellowstone National Park will be conducting scientific grizzly bear and black bear research operations in Yellowstone National Park from June 24 through October 31

June 20, 2014
Beartooth Highway Receives Prestigious National Register Listing
The Beartooth Highway, often considered one of the most spectacular drives in the country, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on May 8, 2014.

June 11, 2014
Slight Uptick In Yellowstone Visitation For First Five Months Of 2014
Visitation to Yellowstone National Park for the month of May and for the first five months of 2014 is up almost six percent compared to the previous year.

June 10, 2014
Yellowstone Visitor Killed By Falling Tree
An international visitor to Yellowstone National Park died Monday afternoon after being struck by a falling tree.

June 06, 2014
Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspections In Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park rangers and state and federal transportation officials will conduct safety evaluations of commercial vehicles and operators traveling in the park this summer.

June 02, 2014
Reminder: Yellowstone To Update The Public On The Winter Use Adaptive Management Program
Yellowstone National Park invites the public to a meeting to discuss progress made on the park’s winter use adaptive management program on June 4 in Jackson, Wyoming.

June 02, 2014
Pilot Injured In Plane Crash Near Gardiner
A 54-year old male pilot was injured when his single engine airplane crashed Monday morning in Yellowstone National Park near the community of Gardiner, Mont.

May 29, 2014
New Yellowstone Road Upgrades May Delay, But Not Spoil, Summer Travel
Visitors to Yellowstone are likely to encounter some new road and bridge construction projects as they make their way through the park this summer.

May 22, 2014
Beartooth Highway Opening In Time For Memorial Day Weekend
The Beartooth Highway, the scenic high elevation portion of US-212 linking Red Lodge, Montana, with the communities of Cooke City and Silver Gate, Montana, and the northeast entrance to Yellowstone National Park, is scheduled to open for the season at 9:00 a.m. Friday morning, May 23.

May 20, 2014
Frog Rock Area Project May Cause Traffic Delays
Yellowstone National Park will be conducting project work in the Frog Rock dry dump area, located near the Grand Loop road between Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower Junction on Wednesday, May 21.

May 14, 2014
“Greening” Retrofit Of Mammoth Clinic Celebrated
Completion of a partnership effort to make the Mammoth Clinic in Yellowstone National Park more energy efficient was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon, May 14.

May 12, 2014
Yellowstone To Update The Public On The Adaptive Management Program For Winter Use
Yellowstone National Park invites the public to a meeting to discuss progress made on the park’s winter use adaptive management program on June 4 in Jackson, Wyoming.

May 12, 2014
Watercraft in Yellowstone National Park Required To Be Invasive Species Free
All watercraft must be inspected for Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) before entering Yellowstone’s waters. All motorized and non-motorized watercraft, including float tubes, must also have a Yellowstone National Park boat permit. Grand Teton National Park permits are no longer valid for boating in Yellowstone.

May 08, 2014
South Entrance To Yellowstone Opens Friday
The South Entrance to Yellowstone National Park will open for the season on Friday morning, May 9, as scheduled. At that time, visitors will be able to travel through all five park entrances to popular destinations including Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Norris Geyser Basin, and Fishing Bridge.

May 07, 2014
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day In Yellowstone With Free Programs
Yellowstone and the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center staff will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 17, with free programs and a field trip that are open to the public.

May 05, 2014
Yellowstone Spring Travelers Cautioned To Slow Down for Animals
Park visitors and others traveling along Yellowstone National Park’s west side on U.S. Highway 191 and on the park’s north side on U.S. Highway 89 are reminded that spring in the region often means sharing the road with large numbers of big animals.

May 01, 2014
Travel Over Yellowstone’s East Entrance May Be Limited Due To Potential For Wet Snow Slides
Yellowstone’s East Entrance is scheduled to open for the season at 8:00 a.m. Friday morning, May 2.

April 30, 2014
East Entrance To Yellowstone Opens Friday
The East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park will open for the season on Friday morning, May 2, as scheduled.

April 24, 2014
Yellowstone Issues New Concessions Contract For Guided Interpretive Oversnow Tours
The National Park Service has selected West Yellowstone, Montana-based Yellowstone Expeditions to provide guided interpretive oversnow vehicle tours and rustic accommodations at a skier’s camp near Canyon Village within Yellowstone starting this winter.

April 15, 2014
Yellowstone National Park Celebrates Earth Day 2014
Yellowstone National Park, the Yellowstone Environmental Coordinating Committee (YECC) and community partners in and around Gardiner, Montana, will celebrate the 44th anniversary of Earth Day starting April 19, with community cleanups, waste collection and recycling events, demonstrations, games, information on local and national environmental initiatives and much more.

April 15, 2014
Yellowstone Issues New Contracts For Guided Interpretive Oversnow Vehicle Tours
The National Park Service has selected the businesses which will provide guided interpretive oversnow vehicle tours in Yellowstone starting this winter. The new contracts implement the October 2013 Final Rule for Winter Use by requiring concessioners to provide tours as transportation events.

April 15, 2014
Roads from West Yellowstone and Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful and Canyon Open Friday
For the first time since fall, visitors to Yellowstone National Park will be able to drive to see Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone starting Friday morning, April 18.

April 14, 2014
Yellowstone Invites Anglers To “Talk Trout”
Yellowstone is known as a prime destination for anglers. However, protecting and preserving the park’s world class trout fisheries is an ever increasing challenge.

April 11, 2014
Science Report Guides Protection of Old Faithful Thermal Features and Historic Yellowstone Buildings
A new scientific report on the geology and hydrology in the area around Old Faithful in Yellowstone includes suggestions on how to avoid harming the unique hydrothermal features during maintenance of nearby park roads, utilities, and historic buildings.

April 09, 2014
Yellowstone Utility Service Upgrade Plan Approved
A plan to improve the reliability, safety and overall service quality of Yellowstone’s electrical power distribution, operated by Northwestern Energy, was approved by Sue Masica, Director of the Intermountain Region of the NPS, last week.

April 09, 2014
Yellowstone Seeks Comment On Lamar Buffalo Ranch Sustainable Energy Project
The NPS is seeking public input to help prepare an environmental assessment to analyze impacts associated with proposed changes to the existing energy conservation and renewable energy production systems at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch.

April 08, 2014
Yellowstone To Issue 2014 Firewood Collection Permits
Yellowstone National Park will be accepting public requests for those interested in possibly receiving a firewood collection permit from the National Park Service during 2014.

March 28, 2014
State of Montana and National Park Service to jointly develop new Bison Management Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) and the State of Montana (State) have agreed to prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to consider possible changes for managing wild Yellowstone bison and the non-native disease brucellosis.

March 26, 2014
Yellowstone Opens West Side Roads For Spring Bicycle Season
Bicyclists willing to brave the often unpredictable elements of spring in Yellowstone National Park will be able to travel 49 miles of park roads from the West Entrance at West Yellowstone, Mont., to Mammoth Hot Springs beginning at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, March 27.

March 24, 2014
National Park Service Announces Record Of Decision On Remote Vaccination of Yellowstone Bison
National Park Service (NPS) Intermountain Regional Director Sue Masica signed a Record of Decision (ROD) to not implement a remote vaccination program to address brucellosis in Yellowstone Bison.

March 18, 2014
Yellowstone Seeks Information on Illegal Bison Shootings
Yellowstone National Park is asking for the public’s help in identifying who was responsible for illegally shooting and killing three bison inside the park last week.

March 07, 2014
IBMP Partners Conclude Bison Population Management Efforts
The National Park Service has concluded bison population management operations at the Stephens Creek facility after consigning 258 bison to tribal partners for nutritional and cultural purposes and transferring 60 bison to UDSA-APHIS for an ongoing research project.

March 06, 2014
Public Invited To Help Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee Chart A Path To The Future
The agencies entrusted with managing federal lands within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) are asking the public to help them determine which ecosystem issues should be the focus in the future.

March 06, 2014
NPS Intermountain Regional Director Approves Snake River Headwaters Comprehensive Management Plan
National Park Service Intermountain Regional Director Sue Masica has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Snake River Headwaters Comprehensive River Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (CRMP/EA).

March 05, 2014
Yellowstone Bears Emerging From Dens
Grizzly bears are emerging from hibernation in the Greater Yellowstone Area, so hikers, skiers and snowshoers are advised to stay in groups of three of more, make noise on the trail and carry bear spray.

March 03, 2014
Yellowstone Invites Proposals For Guided Interpretive Oversnow Vehicle Tours And Skiers Camp
The National Park Service (NPS) has released a prospectus soliciting proposals from businesses interested in providing guided interpretive oversnow vehicle tours and skiers camp in Yellowstone National Park.

March 03, 2014
Tourism To Yellowstone National Park Creates Over $400 Million In Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,447,729 visitors to Yellowstone National Park in 2012 spent $400, 346,500 in communities near the park.

February 26, 2014
Yellowstone Recruiting for 2014 Youth Conservation Corps Program
Imagine having the opportunity to work, learn, play, and serve in the world's first national park.

February 26, 2014
Presenters Sought For Sixth Annual Winter Photo Festival
Photographers are invited to share their favorite winter images of the region with the public during the Sixth Annual Winter Photo Festival to be held next month in West Yellowstone.

February 11, 2014
Yellowstone Entry Free Over Presidents’ Day Weekend
Yellowstone National Park is joining all National Park Service (NPS) sites across the nation in waiving admission fees from February 15-17, in observance of the Presidents’ Day Weekend federal holiday.

February 03, 2014
Annual Reminder To News Crews, Film Crews And Still Photographers Regarding Yellowstone Permit Rules
Shooting home photos and videos for fun in Yellowstone does not require a permit.

January 15, 2014
Yellowstone Announces Debut Of Its Winter Use Adaptive Management Program Working Groups
Yellowstone National Park’s collaborative Adaptive Management Program, designed to collect scientific information and public input to continually monitor, evaluate, and improve the park’s new winter use management strategy, is well underway.

January 14, 2014
Yellowstone Decides Not To Implement Remote Vaccination Of Bison
The National Park Service (NPS) has released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a Brucellosis Remote Vaccination Program for Bison in Yellowstone National Park.

January 13, 2014
Free Entry To Yellowstone January 20
Yellowstone National Park is joining all National Park Service (NPS) sites across the nation in waiving admission fees on January 20, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr., federal holiday.

December 11, 2013
Yellowstone Winter Season Begins Sunday
Yellowstone National Park will open to the public for the winter season as scheduled on December 15.

December 10, 2013
Yellowstone’s Ecological Health Revealed In Updated Reports
Yellowstone National Park’s 2013 “Natural Resource Vital Signs” report and annual wolf and bird project reports are now available as valuable tools used to assist park managers and scientists more fully understand the status of important indicators of resource condition.

December 02, 2013
Yellowstone Extending Public Comment Period On Utility Service Upgrade Proposal
The National Park Service (NPS) is extending the public comment period on a plan to implement infrastructure upgrades to the electrical power distribution system in Yellowstone National Park. The comment period is being extended for an additional 15 days, until December 21, 2013, to give interested parties additional time to comment.

November 26, 2013
Yellowstone Invites Proposals For Guided, Interpretive Oversnow Vehicle Tours
he National Park Service (NPS) has released a prospectus soliciting proposals from businesses interested in providing guided, interpretive oversnow vehicle tours of Yellowstone National Park.

November 18, 2013
Reminder: Yellowstone To Launch A Collaborative Adaptive Management Program For Winter Use
Yellowstone National Park is preparing to kick-off a collaborative Adaptive Management Program to evaluate the implementation and environmental impacts of its new winter use management rule.

November 15, 2013
Yellowstone Extends Comment Period On Commercial Stock Use
The National Park Service (NPS) is extending the public comment period on an Environmental Assessment (EA) that evaluates the proposed issuance of concession contracts for guided, interpretive saddle and pack stock tours in Yellowstone National Park.

November 08, 2013
Yellowstone Seeks Comments On Commercial Stock Use
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on an Environmental Assessment (EA) that evaluates the proposed issuance of concession contracts for guided, interpretive saddle and pack stock tours in Yellowstone National Park.

November 06, 2013
Yellowstone Seeking Public Comments On Utility Service Upgrades
The NPS is seeking public comment on a plan to implement infrastructure upgrades to improve the reliability, safety and overall service quality of NorthWestern Energy’s (NWE) electrical power distribution within Yellowstone National Park.

November 04, 2013
Free Entry to Yellowstone For Veterans Day Weekend
In honor of all past and current members of the U.S. Armed Forces, the National Park Service is waiving all entrance fees during the Veterans Day weekend, November 9-11. Free admission is offered to all visitors, not just to veterans or military personnel.

November 01, 2013
Yellowstone To Host Meetings For Permit Holders
Yellowstone National Park is set to host two meetings to review the park’s Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) Program with current and potential new permit holders.

October 29, 2013
Last Chance to Drive To Old Faithful, Canyon Until Spring
The roads to many favorite Yellowstone destinations will close to automobile travel in a few days as the park begins preparing for the winter season.

October 28, 2013
Yellowstone To Launch A Collaborative Adaptive Management Program For Winter Use
Yellowstone National Park is preparing to kick-off a collaborative Adaptive Management Program to evaluate the implementation of its new winter use management plan.

October 22, 2013
National Park Service Releases New Rule for Winter Use in Yellowstone
The National Park Service has published a final rule to guide winter use in Yellowstone National Park following extensive public review and comment.

October 17, 2013
Yellowstone National Park Open To Visitors
The gates to the world’s first national park are open again after a 16 day closure. All of the entrances to Yellowstone National Park are open to visitors. All roads in the park are open with the exception of the section linking Tower Junction and Canyon over Dunraven Pass, which has closed for the season.

October 12, 2013
Men Walk Away From Plane Crash In Yellowstone National Park
Two Alaska men walked away from an airplane crash this morning when their fixed wing, single-engine Piper 180 aircraft went down Friday evening.

September 24, 2013
Albright Visitor Center Receives An Upgrade
The Albright Visitor Center in Mammoth Hot Springs will be upgraded over the coming months to be retrofit for seismic activity and bring better accessibility to the building.

September 24, 2013
Temporary Closure of Beartooth Highway
In light of the incoming winter storm, the Montana Department of Transportation, the Wyoming Department of Transportation, and the National Park Service are working with law enforcement authorities to temporarily close the Beartooth Highway tonight.

September 20, 2013
Yellowstone Hunting Regulations Reminder
With the opening of hunting seasons on lands surrounding Yellowstone National Park, hunters are reminded that hunting is not permitted within the park.

September 19, 2013
Yellowstone Continues Cutthroat Trout Restoration in Elk Creek
Yellowstone is taking another step forward next week in efforts to restore native Yellowstone cutthroat trout in park waters.

September 19, 2013
Entries Sought for 11th Annual Yellowstone Fall Photo Festival
Amateur and professional photographers are again being invited to share some of their favorite images of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

September 17, 2013
Free Entrance to Yellowstone For National Public Lands Day
The National Park Service is offering free entry to Yellowstone and all national parks on Saturday, September 28, in conjunction with National Public Lands Day.

September 16, 2013
Visitors Invited To Celebrate Hayden Valley Hawk Watch
Celebrate the spectacle of raptor (bird of prey) migration in Yellowstone National Park’s Hayden Valley this Sunday, September 22.

September 11, 2013
Available foods will bring bears to lower elevations this fall
Unlike the last two years which produced abundant crops of whitebark pine seeds, this year few cones were produced by the high elevation trees.

September 10, 2013
Yellowstone Park Seeks Volunteers For National Public Lands Day Project
The National Park Service will waive park entrance fees on Saturday, September 28, in conjunction with National Public Lands Day.

September 09, 2013
Weekend Shooting Victim Identified
Officials at Yellowstone National Park have released the identity of the young girl who died from a gunshot wound on Saturday.

September 08, 2013
Investigation Continues Into Yellowstone Campground Shooting
Park rangers continue their investigation into an incident which claimed the life of a young girl in a Yellowstone National Park campground.

September 07, 2013
Child Dies From Gunshot In Yellowstone Campground
One person was fatally injured as a result of an incident which occurred in a campground in Yellowstone National Park on Saturday morning.

September 07, 2013
Druid Complex Fire Update - Sept. 7, 2013 - 9:00 a.m.
Fire activity remains light on all fires with visible smoke also being reported on the Alder and Druid fires. This is the last update unless significant fire activity occurs.

September 06, 2013
August Pushes Yellowstone Visitation Over 2.5 Million Mark For 2013
The number of recreational visits to Yellowstone National Park for the first seven months of 2013 is over 2.5 million, with more than two million visitors to the park during the three busy summer months.

September 06, 2013
Druid Complex Fire Update - Sept. 6, 2013 - 9:00 a.m.
The Alum Fire is smoldering in close proximity to the Grand Loop Road corridor between the Mud Volcano site and the Fishing Bridge. For public safety, the Park/Incident are maintaining the closure of the west-side highway pullouts designated by orange cones between Nez Perz Ford and LeHardy’s Rapids.

September 05, 2013
Druid Complex Fire Update - Sept. 5, 2013 - 9:00 a.m.
The last several days have brought cool, moist and stable conditions to the Druid Complex in Yellowstone National Park. Most of the 6 widely scattered fires on the complex, all lightning starts, have benefitted from rains in the afternoon and evening periods as well as early morning fog.

September 04, 2013
Druid Complex Fire Update - Sept. 4, 2013 - 9:00 a.m.
Six wildfires smoldering in Yellowstone Park are having no effect on visitors. Three showed no smoke at all Tuesday. The most active, the Alum fire, was burning in a few concentrations of heavier fuels and isolated stumps and roots in the ground. Firefighters continue to monitor these lightning-caused fires as they are a natural part of the ecosystem. Those fires refresh and renew the lodge pole pine forests.

September 03, 2013
Druid Complex Fire Update - Sept. 3, 2013 - 9:00 a.m.
Rain soaked the southern tier of Yellowstone Park Monday midday. Slow-moving blanket-shaped clouds left about 1/3 inch of rain across the Alum fire, northwest of Fishing Bridge. That fire had shown more heat Sunday than in the past week. Now its growth has been slowed for another week or so by Monday’s rain. Many overlooks and picnic areas reopen during the day Tuesday along Grand Loop Road between Fishing Bridge and the Mud Volcano area. Only one two-mile “no stopping” section remains between Nez Perce Ford and LeHardy Rapids.

September 02, 2013
Druid Complex Fire Update - Sept. 2, 2013 - 9:00 a.m.
Of six lightning-caused fires in Yellowstone Park, only one showed widespread activity in Sunday’s dry weather. Sunday afternoon, the 7097 acre Alum Fire responded to low relative humidity and sunny skies by producing intermittent smoke columns visible from Hayden Valley overlooks and the Mud Volcano area.

September 01, 2013
Druid Complex Fire Update - September 1, 2013 - 9:00 a.m.
Near the Mud Volcano area, the Alum Fire (pronounced AL-umm) woke up Saturday following about ten days of dormancy. The fire, resurrected by abundant sunshine and low relative humidity, had single trees and groups of trees burning on both the north and east flanks. Saturday’s sunny and dry weather will prevail Sunday, with even lower relative humidity. Firefighters may see greater activity in the fire. Still, fire in Yellowstone Park represents only a fascinating facet of nature: not a threat, just a possible inconvenience.

August 31, 2013
Druid Complex Fire Update - August 31, 2013 - 9:00 a.m.
Visitors to Yellowstone may enjoy seeing wildfire play its natural role in the park Saturday and Sunday. Warm dry days should pep up fires that have lain and smoldered since receiving about a half inch of rain last week. None of the six fires in Yellowstone Park poses a threat to visitors.

August 30, 2013
Yellowstone To Remove Illegal Trail in Bechler Backcountry
A portion of the southwestern corner of Yellowstone National Park will be temporarily closed starting September 4.

August 30, 2013
Yellowstone Seeks Comment On Changes To Isa Lake Bridge Project
Yellowstone National Park is asking for additional public input on a change to the recently approved plan to reconstruct Isa Lake Bridge located at Craig Pass on the Continental Divide.

August 30, 2013
Druid Complex Fire Update - August 30, 2013 - 9:00 a.m.
As with all natural systems, balance is inevitable and the storm cell that dampened the persistent Alum Fire near Fishing Bridge village Thursday, also produced lightning that started at least one new wildfire in the park. The only confirmed start, the Caldron Fire, was reported by eyewitnesses at the Mud Volcano and is located approximately 1.5 miles northeast of the Mud Volcano Area.

August 29, 2013
Yellowstone Wildlife Best Viewed At A Safe Distance
The sound of bugling elk in the crisp morning air signals the beginning of fall and the presence of large mammals in the lower elevations of Yellowstone.

August 29, 2013
Druid Complex Fire Update - August 29, 2013 - 9:00 a.m.
The Druid Complex, once consisting of five active wildfires within the bounds of Yellowstone National Park, continues to respond to the effects of daily showers and higher relative humidity. Currently, only the Alum and Druid fires are active, with the highest amount of remaining heat in the Alum fire. All roads leading into and through the park and all visitor services including campgrounds, lodging, stores and visitor services in the park are open. Impacts from smoke have been minimal and will continue to be as long as the weather remains cool. All visitors are encouraged to check for updates often as road closures may be needed based on daily fire activity. Updated park road information is available 24-hours a day by calling 307-344-2117.

August 28, 2013
Yellowstone Releases Summer 2013 Bison Population Estimate
Yellowstone National Park has completed its annual summer bison population abundance monitoring.

August 28, 2013
Yellowstone Set For Summer’s Swan Song
All campgrounds, lodging, stores, shops, service stations, restaurants, and other services and activities in and around the park remain open for the start of the Labor Day weekend. All roads leading to and in the park are open.

August 28, 2013
Druid Complex Fire Update - August 28, 2013 - 9:00 a.m.
Thick cloud cover moderated the activity of fires within the Druid Complex on Tuesday. Conditions allowed fire managers to conduct an early morning infrared flight to map the perimeter of the fires using heat detection. Operations personnel also flew the fires on Tuesday afternoon to observe their behavior; only the Alum, Druid and Alder Fires were producing smoke. The Complex has reached 11,671 acres.

August 27, 2013
Druid Complex Fire Update August 27, 2013 @ 8:00 a.m.
The cooler temperatures and increased humidity that accompanied scattered thunderstorms in the park on Monday, resulted in another day of moderated fire behavior.

August 26, 2013
Druid Complex Fire Update August 26, 2013 @ 9:00 a.m.
Fire activity within the Druid Complex was minimal on Sunday and similar fire behavior is expected to continue Monday.

August 25, 2013
Druid Fire Complex Fire Update - August 25, 2013 - 9:00 am
Fire activity within the Druid Complex was moderated on Saturday by cloud cover and light rain. Weather conditions allowed fire managers to fly the Alum and Druid Fires to check their progress and observe the fires’ behavior. All roads leading into and through the park and all visitor services including campgrounds, lodging, stores and visitor services in the park are open.

August 24, 2013
Druid Complex Fire Update August 24, 2013 @ 9:00 a.m.
Activity on the fires that comprise the Druid Complex was moderated again on Friday by cooler temperatures, increased humidity and rain from another day of thunderstorms in the park.

August 23, 2013
Druid Complex Fire Update August 23, 2013 @ 9:00 a.m.
Fire managers continued to closely monitor the fires that comprise the Druid Complex on Thursday.

August 23, 2013
Grizzly Bear Study Team Fall Research Begins In Yellowstone
Biologists with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (IGBST) will be conducting scientific grizzly bear research operations in Yellowstone National Park from August 28 through October 31.

August 22, 2013
Druid Complex Fire Update - August 22, 2013 @ 10:00 a.m.
The five active fires currently burning in Yellowstone National Park (the Alum, Alder, Druid, Snake and Passage Fires) are now being managed as the Druid Complex.

August 22, 2013
National Park Service announces Record of Decision for Winter Use at Yellowstone National Park
National Park Service (NPS) Intermountain Regional Director John Wessels today signed a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Winter Use Plan/Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Plan/SEIS).

August 21, 2013
Road Through Yellowstone’s Hayden Valley Reopens
The road between Canyon Village and Fishing Bridge through Yellowstone’s Hayden Valley has reopened to visitor traffic.

 

Did You Know?

Bison in Yellowstone.

There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.