Craig Pass Closed for the Season; Mammoth to Norris Closed Sept. 14-30
The road linking West Thumb and Old Faithful is closed for the season—traffic should detour through West Thumb, Lake, and Canyon. The road from Mammoth to Norris is closed for two weeks—traffic should detour over Dunraven Pass. More »
Publications Related to Wildlife and Science
These publications have been produced by the National Park Service staff over the years to facilitate understanding of the various wildlife resources and scientific issues in Yellowstone.
Stop Aquatic Invasive Species A brochure with graphic illustrations of aquatic invasive species in Yellowstone (502 KB pdf)
The Bison of Yellowstone National Park, an historic document from 1973
Yellowstone Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences Annual Reports - Reports for 2002 and 2008.
Yellowstone Bird Reports - Annual bird reports from the Yellowstone Center for Resources.
The Effects of Winter Recreation on Wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Area: A Literature Review and Assessment Full Document (1.5MB pdf) Smaller pdf sections.
Yellowstone Wolf Project Annual Reports - Reports beginning with the 1995 reintroduction of wolves to the park to the present date.
Northern Range Newspaper (210K pdf).
SCIENCE IN YELLOWSTONE
The Yellowstone National Park Superintendent"s 2008 Report on Natural Resource Vital Signs (2.2 MB pdf) is a new effort to report annually on the status and trends of key natural resources that serve as indicators for assessing ecosystem health. For a version with high quality graphics, please click here (7.7 MB pdf).
Yellowstone Science - A journal devoted to the natural and cultural sciences.
Investigators" Annual Reports These publications are a compilation of research done in Yellowstone National Park in recent years.
Yellowstone Center for Resources Annual Reports - Reports in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format from 1998 to 2009.
Scientific Research in Yellowstone - Searchable reference / bibliographic citation database hosted by Washington State University.
"The Quaternary and Pliocene Yellowstone Volcanic Field of Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana." Courtesy of Bob Christiansen and the USGS.
Did You Know?
At peak summer levels, 3,500 employees work for Yellowstone National Park concessioners and about 800 work for the National Park Service.