The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The National Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.
We are the stewards of your park, charged with protecting its priceless resources. We enjoy sharing the park with you, so seek us out by stepping inside a visitor center, attending a ranger program, or following our social media channels. For a better understanding of how the National Park Service manages Yellowstone, read our Foundation Document, explore our staff and offices, or join our team.
The priorities of core, resources, experience, infrastructure, and partnerships will guide decision-making for the next five years.
Our Staff and Offices
Explore our offices to gain a better understanding of how the National Park Service manages Yellowstone.
Laws and Policies
Learn about the laws and policies that guide the National Park Service in preserving Yellowstone.
Bear management has evolved since the park was established.
Review how the park maintains a wild, migratory bison population in a modern landscape.
Balancing the benefits and threats of fire.
Native Fish Conservation Program
Learn how the Native Fish Conservation Program works to preserve Yellowstone Lake cutthroat trout and to restore fluvial trout populations.
Visitor Use Management
Since 2008, annual visitation to Yellowstone has increased by over 40% with about 70% of visitation occurring June through August.
Winter Use Management
The final Rule authorizing oversnow-vehicle use in Yellowstone was published in the Federal Register on October 23, 2013.
Yellowstone has been designated by the United Nations as a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve.
Last updated: November 4, 2019