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Indepth Information (NPS-Produced Publications)

2014 Yellowstone Resources and Issues The handbook our naturalists use to answer many basic park questions. Includes new or changed information on aquatic invaders, sustainable practices, and much more.

"Yellowstone Fires of 1988" - 2008 marked the 20th anniversary of the 1988 fires in Yellowstone. Read this publication to learn more about the "Summer of Fire."

Yellowstone National Park Business Plan - July 2003 - The purpose of business planning in the National Park Service is to improve the abilities of parks to more clearly communicate their financial status with principal stakeholders.

World Heritage Committee Report - Outlines the reasons that Yellowstone National Park has been removed from the World Heritage Committee's" List of World Heritage in Danger.

Yellowstone in the Afterglow - Lessons from the Fires - in depth information about the 1988 fires and issues.

Yellowstone National Park Strategic Plan (1.9 MB pdf) This publication was produced to fulfill the requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 and to provide direction in our efforts to achieve the National Park Service mission.

Yellowstone Association Online Bookstore Why wait until you are here to buy your Yellowstone books? Buy them in advance so you can read them on your way here.

Official Park Maps (pdf, Adobe Illustrator & jpeg formats) -- Available from Harpers Ferry Center

Yellowstone Maps available on our site in (html format)


Superintendents Compendium - Rules Specific to Yellowstone

Fishing Regulations - Complete list of seasonal information, including regulations, permits and fees.

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.