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Yellowstone Science

YS 22(1) cover for web

Cover image of the Yellowstone National Park science periodical, Yellowstone Science 22(1)

Yellowstone Science is a publication devoted to Yellowstone's natural and cultural resources. Yellowstone Science features articles about research, conferences, or other special events in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, provides scientists with an opportunity to communicate and exchange ideas, and keeps the public informed about scientific endeavors in and around the park. Yellowstone Science was first published in 1992. All back-issues of the journal can be found online (nps.gov/yellowstonescience).

Sponsors of Yellowstone Science

Support for Yellowstone Science is provided, in part, by the Yellowstone Association and the Yellowstone Park Foundation. For more information about these nonprofit organizations, or to make a donation to support the publication of Yellowstone Science, please visit their websites.



Subscription Requests

The National Park Service, as a leader in environmental stewardship, strives to incorporate new and innovative techniques in reducing our carbon footprint. Yellowstone Science is proud to promote this goal of sustainability by offering a digital subscription option to our readers. To be notified by e-mail when a new issue of Yellowstone Science is available on-line, please send a message to e-mail us requesting the "Digital Subscription Option." If you are a new subscriber, we simply need your email address. If you are a current subscriber and would like to stop receiving Yellowstone Science in print, please also provide your physical address so that we may update our mailing list. If you would like to receive Yellowstone Science by mail, please contact the Science Communications Office in Yellowstone via email: (e-mail us), by mail: Yellowstone Center for Resources, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190, or call: 307-344-2210.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor of Yellowstone Science can be submitted at any time. Please submit your letters via email: e-mail us or by mail: Yellowstone Center for Resources, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190.

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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.