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


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Tenth Biennial Scientific Conference

10th Biennial Scientific Conference

10th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Questioning Greater Yellowstone's Future: Climate, Land Use, and Invasive Species

October 11-13, 2010
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The goal of this conference is to generate discussion on changes in three external drivers-climate, land use, and invasive species-that could dramatically alter Greater Yellowstone's public and private lands. This conference offers participants an opportunity to help shape this region's future regarding key issues such as:

• How is the Greater Yellowstone climate likely to change in the near future and how do climate projections compare with historical patterns?

• What ecological changes are underway as a result of changing climate and land use, and what will be the consequences for human and natural systems?

• In what ways do increasing demands on public and private lands threaten a sustainable future?

• Which nonnative species pose the greatest threat for the region and what are some of the anticipated environmental, social, economic, and human-health consequences of invasive species?

• What new administrative, technological, and scientific tools and strategies are required to address the challenges of changing climate and land use and the threats from invasive species?

For more information, please visit the conference website.

Conference Proceedings (12 MB pdf)

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.