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


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Yellowstone Resources and Issues

In this book, updated for 2013, you will find concise information about the park's history, natural and cultural resources, and issues.




Contents, Welcome, Park Facts i (712 KB pdf)
Frequently Asked Questions 3 (610 KB pdf)
History of the Park 13 (1.2 MB pdf)
Preserving Cultural Resources 29 (1 MB pdf)
Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem 43 (1.5 MB pdf)
Geology 101 (3.6 MB pdf)
Life in Exteme Heat 121 (812 KB pdf)
Vegetation 133 (726 KB pdf)
Fire 151 (984 KB pdf)
Wildlife 165 (5 MB pdf)
The Whole Book (12 MB pdf)

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.