Winter Use in Yellowstone National Park
The enjoyment of Yellowstone and its unique resources during the wintertime has drawn deep and passionate interest in the park for nearly 80 years. The following Web pages and numerous links within them have been assembled in sequence to help those interested better understand the past, present and possible future of winter operations in America's first national park. This virtual "toolbox" of information contains glimpses of the various visions - ours as well as yours - that are continually influenced and informed by the vast amounts of history, science, legislation, legal decisions and other winter-use related information that planning efforts throughout the past two decades have generated. This library begins with an overview of Yellowstone in winter, followed by a comprehensive history and background of winter use, current status of operations and planning, and a wealth of supporting technical documents, legal and scientific data. At the bottom of each page is a link to return you to this main menu.
A Place of Magic… And Vulnerability
A History of Winter Use
Current Management and Planning
Winter Use Adaptive Management Program
Non-Commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program
Previous Management and Planning Archive
Supporting Science & Technical Documents
Did You Know?
Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.