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April 25, 2017
Public Comment Sought on Proposed Road Reconstruction from Fishing Bridge to Indian Pond
Yellowstone National Park seeks comments from the public on a proposed project to reconstruct a segment of the East Entrance Road from Fishing Bridge to Indian Pond (3.2 miles).

April 21, 2017
Tourism to Yellowstone National Park Creates $680.3 Million in Economic Benefits
Report shows visitor spending supports 8,156 jobs in local economy

April 20, 2017
Celebrate Earth Day 2017 in Gardiner, MT
On Saturday, April 22, Yellowstone National Park, concessioners, and community partners will observe the 47th Earth Day. All events are free to the public.

April 19, 2017
Yellowstone Reminds Film Crews, Photographers and News Crews about Permit Requirements
Yellowstone National Park encourages visitors who intend to capture images, videos, or sound recordings for commercial purposes to review our permit requirements before arriving in the park.

April 18, 2017
Yellowstone Invites Anglers to 2017 Spring Meetings
Yellowstone National Park staff will travel to nearby communities to talk with anglers and other interested individuals about the ongoing efforts to restore native fish species, the threat of aquatic invasive species, and the park’s fishing regulations.

April 17, 2017
Select Roads Open to Automobiles
Beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017, select roads in Yellowstone National Park will open for the season.

April 14, 2017
National Park Week--April 15 through April 23, 2017
Ring in spring with a visit to Yellowstone National Park during National Park Week, April 15 through 23. Visitors can also enjoy free admission during the weekends of National Park Week, April 15, 16, 22, and 23.

April 14, 2017
Well-Known Wolf Severely Injured and Killed in Park
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – On April 11, 2017, hikers discovered a severely injured wolf inside Yellowstone National Park near Gardiner, Montana.

April 05, 2017
Yellowstone Issues Firewood Collection Permits
Yellowstone National Park will begin accepting requests for 2017 firewood collection permits Friday, April 7, through Sunday, April 9.

March 27, 2017
Select Roads Open for Spring Bicycling
Bicyclists- Plan Ahead for a Safe Ride

March 17, 2017
Public Comment Sought on Proposed Temporary Parking Area at Midway Geyser Basin
Yellowstone National Park seeks comments from the public on a proposal to construct a temporary gravel parking area near the Fairy Falls Trailhead at Midway Geyser Basin.

March 15, 2017
First Bear Sighting of the Year
Early Wednesday morning, March 15, a park employee observed a grizzly bear between Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower-Roosevelt.

March 03, 2017
Roads in Yellowstone Begin to Close for Spring Plowing
Winter Visitor Season Ends Soon

March 03, 2017
Presenters Sought for Annual Winter Photo Festival
Yellowstone National Park calls on photographers to share their spectacular Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem winter photos at the 8th Annual Winter Photo Festival that will be held Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center at 7 p.m.

February 17, 2017
New Yellowstone Science Highlights Native Trout Conservation
The latest issue of Yellowstone Science focuses on the efforts to restore native fish to Yellowstone National Park waterways. The articles provide opportunities to anyone who wants to learn more about the critical role native fish play in this dynamic ecosystem.

February 15, 2017
Yellowstone Recruiting for 2017 Youth Conservation Corps Program
How would you like to help Yellowstone while you work, learn, play, and serve in the world’s first national park? Yellowstone National Park is currently recruiting for the 2017 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program, a residential work-based education program for young men and women between the ages of 15 and 18.

February 07, 2017
Bighorn Pass Trail Bridge Available for Use
The Bighorn Pass Trail bridge over the Gallatin River is available for use. The bridge is roughly a half mile from the Bighorn Pass Trailhead, near US-191, in the Northwestern section of the park.

January 30, 2017
Public Comment Sought on Proposed Telecommunications Infrastructure at Mount Washburn & Other Park Areas
Yellowstone National Park seeks comments from the public on a proposed project to construct an antenna mounting structure at the Mount Washburn Fire Lookout that would improve poor telecommunications services at the Old Faithful, Grant, Lake, and Canyon developed areas.

January 19, 2017
Three Defendants from the High On Life Group Plead Guilty
Three defendants from the Canadian group High On Life appeared Thursday, January 19, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Carman at the Yellowstone Justice Center in Mammoth Hot Springs, WY.

January 17, 2017
2016 - A Year of Records
Visitation in Yellowstone National Park exceeded previous records with a total of 4,257,177 million visits in 2016.

January 06, 2017
Area Closure Instituted Around Stephens Creek
Beginning at noon Friday, January 6 (today), a temporary area closure around the Stephens Creek administrative area will go into effect.

December 20, 2016
Winter Use Adaptive Management Plan Available
Winter Use Adaptive Management Plan Available Online

December 13, 2016
Yellowstone’s Winter Season Starts December 15
Please Come Prepared!

November 17, 2016
Pat Kenney Named as New Deputy Superintendent
Superintendent Dan Wenk announced today that Patrick (Pat) Kenney has been selected as the new deputy superintendent of Yellowstone National Park. Mr. Kenney will replace Steve Iobst, who retired at the end of September.

November 16, 2016
Yellowstone Forever News Release: Preserving the World’s First National Park
In order to protect, preserve, and enhance Yellowstone National Park for all time, the park’s official fundraising partner (Yellowstone Park Foundation) and education partner (Yellowstone Association) today announced the completion of a merger and official unveiling of the new organization as Yellowstone Forever (Yellowstone.org).

November 08, 2016
October Visitation Decreases: Visitation for First Ten Months of 2016 Surpasses 2015 Record
Visitation for First Ten Months of 2016 Surpasses 2015 Record.

November 07, 2016
Public Invited to GYCC Meeting / David Diamond Selected as New GYCC Coordinator
Federal land managers within the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA) invite the public to join them in a conversation to help assess ecosystem issues and to build stronger relationships in the future. The meeting will be held on November 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Cody Public Library in Cody, Wyoming.

November 04, 2016
USGS & NPS News Release: Study to Uncover Yellowstone's Subsurface Mysteries
New study investigates groundwater from the air.

November 03, 2016
Nearly All Entrances and Roads Close in Yellowstone Monday, Nov. 7
Park and Visitors Prepare for Winter

November 01, 2016
Two Defendants from the High on Life Group Plead Guilty
Five defendants from the Canadian group High On Life appeared Tuesday, November 1, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Carman at the Yellowstone Justice Center in Mammoth Hot Springs, WY.

November 01, 2016
Yellowstone Seeks Comments on Shoshone Lake Trail Project
Yellowstone National Park is seeking comments for a proposed project to do standard trail realignment on the Shoshone Lake Trail in the southwest portion of the park.

October 25, 2016
Visitors Use Bear Spray & Deter Bear Encounter
No Injuries Occurred

October 12, 2016
September Visitation Increases by Three Percent
Visitation numbers for September increased in Yellowstone National Park.

October 04, 2016
Death of Former Superintendent Bob Barbee
Former Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Bob Barbee passed away on Sunday, October 2, at home in Bozeman, MT with his wife of 58 years, Carol, by his side. He was 80 years old.

September 22, 2016
Significant 2016 Wildfire Season
Highest Number of Acres Burned for the Health & Benefit of the Park Since 1988

September 20, 2016
Visitors Invited to Watch & Learn about Hawks in Hayden Valley
Sunday, September 25, visitors are invited to celebrate the spectacle of raptor (bird of prey) migration in Yellowstone National Park’s Hayden Valley with Yellowstone Raptor Initiative volunteer Katy Duffy. The Hayden Valley Hawk Watch is a spectacular opportunity to observe and learn about raptors, their ecology, and their migration strategies.

September 16, 2016
Yellowstone To Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoint This Weekend
Park rangers will conduct traffic safety checkpoints in Yellowstone National Park this weekend.

September 15, 2016
Presenters Sought for Annual Fall Photo Festival
Yellowstone National Park calls on photographers to share their spectacular Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem photos at the 14th Annual Fall Photo Festival that will be held September 22, 2016 at the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center at 7 p.m.

September 14, 2016
Yellowstone Deputy Superintendent Steve Iobst to Retire
Steven F. Iobst, deputy superintendent of Yellowstone National Park has announced his retirement after over 42 years of continuous service with the National Park Service. He will retire September 30, 2016.

September 13, 2016
Fire Restrictions Lifted in Yellowstone National Park, Fire Danger is High
Recent precipitation has moderated fire danger throughout Yellowstone National Park. Effective at noon on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, park officials will lift fire restrictions inside the park’s boundaries.

September 09, 2016
New Citizens Sworn in at Naturalization Ceremony in Yellowstone National Park
On Wednesday, September 7, Yellowstone National Park hosted a ceremony for 35 immigrants as they became official US citizens. The Honorable Mark L. Carman, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Wyoming, held court at the base of the Mammoth Hot Springs terraces.

September 09, 2016
Public Invited to Volunteer for National Public Lands Day Projects
Entrance fee waived for all visitors Saturday, September 24.

September 07, 2016
August Visitation Decreases Slightly
Visitation numbers for August decreased slightly in Yellowstone National Park.

September 07, 2016
Fire Restrictions Lowered in Yellowstone National Park
Recent precipitation has moderated fire danger throughout Yellowstone. Effective at noon on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, park officials will lower the current fire restrictions from Stage 2 to Stage 1

September 02, 2016
Road Segment between Mammoth Hot Springs & Norris Junction to Close
Closure effective September 11 - October 7, 2016

September 01, 2016
Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in Effect
Extended hot and dry weather and ongoing wildfire activity has prompted Yellowstone National Park to implement Stage 2 Fire Restrictions effective at noon Thursday, September 1, 2016.

August 30, 2016
Yellowstone Opens Lottery for Non-Commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program for 2016-2017
Applications will be accepted starting Thursday, September 1, for those interested in obtaining a permit for a non-commercially guided snowmobile trip into Yellowstone National Park during the 2016-2017 winter season.

August 26, 2016
Fatality at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Early on August 26, a park concession employee fell to her death from Grand View Point above the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.

August 23, 2016
Happy Birthday National Park Service!
Yellowstone National Park is celebrating the Centennial of the National Park Service with a series of special programs and events.

August 19, 2016
NPS Response to Closure of Yellowstone River Outside the Park / Soda Butte Creek Project Will Continue to Restore Cutthroat Trout
Due to an ongoing and unprecedented fish kill, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) has implemented a full closure of all water-based recreation on the Yellowstone River and its tributaries north of Yellowstone National Park’s northern boundary at Gardiner, Montana.

August 19, 2016
Register Now for the 13th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem!
Conference registration is now open for the 13th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE).

August 12, 2016
(MEDIA ADVISORY) An Evening at the Arch: Yellowstone Celebrates the National Park Service Centennial
Yellowstone National Park and its partners will host a very special Centennial event – An Evening at the Arch - to kick off the second century of the National Park Service, highlight the importance of public/private partnerships, and recognize the completion of the Gardiner Gateway Project (Phase One).

August 09, 2016
July Visitation Increases Slightly
Park Begins Visitor Survey Effort in August

August 09, 2016
Maple Fire Detected by Smokejumper Aircraft
Fire Does Not Pose a Threat to Park Visitors

August 08, 2016
Fire Restrictions in Effect Due to Extreme Fire Danger
Continued hot, dry weather and recent wildfire activity inside and outside the park has prompted Yellowstone National Park to implement Stage 1 fire restrictions effective at noon Monday, August 8, 2016.

August 07, 2016
Fawn Fire Grows to 900 Acres
Fire Does Not Pose a Threat to Park Visitors

August 06, 2016
Smoke Visible from Fawn Fire
Fire Does Not Pose a Threat to Park Visitors.

July 27, 2016
Vandal Sentenced to Three Days in Jail for Carving into Iconic Roosevelt Arch
Dakota D. Tipton, 26, of Joshua, Texas, was sentenced Tuesday, July 26, 2016, for carving his initials into the iconic Roosevelt Arch. U.S Magistrate Judge Mark Carman ordered Tipton to serve three days in jail, pay a $250 restitution fee for repairs, and $40 in court fees.

July 25, 2016
Jennifer Carpenter Named Yellowstone Center for Resources Chief
Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk announced today that Jennifer Carpenter has been selected as the park’s new chief of the Yellowstone Center for Resources (YCR). Carpenter has been acting chief since her predecessor, David Hallac, left Yellowstone in late 2014 to become the superintendent of the Outer Banks Group in North Carolina.

July 13, 2016
New Issue of Yellowstone Science Celebrates 20 Years of Wolves
The latest issue of Yellowstone Science celebrates wolf restoration and many of the scientific research projects and findings on wolves of Yellowstone since reintroduction, over 20 years ago.

July 07, 2016
June Visitation to Yellowstone Surpasses Previous Year
With the busy summer months still ahead, visitation to Yellowstone National Park for the first six months of 2016 is up 10 percent compared to the previous year.

June 30, 2016
Take the Pledge, Stay Safe & Protect Yellowstone this July 4th
This holiday weekend Yellowstone National Park rangers ask all park visitors to arrive in the park prepared for a safe, enjoyable and rewarding experience.

June 29, 2016
Presenters Sought for Special Centennial Photo Festival
Yellowstone National Park calls on photographers to share their spectacular National Park Service (NPS) photos at the Yellowstone Centennial Photo Festival that will be held July 7, 2016 at the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center at 7 p.m.

June 28, 2016
Deputy Superintendent Steve Iobst Receives High Honor
Steven F. Iobst, deputy superintendent at Yellowstone National Park, received the Department of the Interior's (DOI) Meritorious Service Award during a recent event at Old Faithful.

June 27, 2016
Park Begins Major Canyon Rim Rehabilitation Project
Work will create a safer, more accessible, beautiful experience for visitors.

June 15, 2016
Visitor Issued Hefty Fine for Off Boardwalk Travel in Thermal Area
A Chinese national was fined $1,000 and a $30 court processing fee for walking off the boardwalk in the Mammoth Hot Springs thermal area Tuesday, June 14, 2016. A visitor observed and reported that the individual walked on the terrace formations near Liberty Cap and collected thermal water. The visitor also reported seeing the individual break through the fragile travertine crust.

June 15, 2016
Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspections to Occur in Yellowstone
Park rangers and state and federal transportation officials will conduct safety evaluations of commercial vehicles and operators traveling in the park this summer.

June 09, 2016
May Visitation to Yellowstone Surpasses Previous Year
With the busy summer months still ahead, visitation to Yellowstone National Park for the first five months of 2016 is up 14.65 percent compared to the previous year. Visitation for May alone is up 15 percent.

June 08, 2016
Fatality at Norris Geyser Basin
Second Thermal-Related Visitor Incident in Park This Summer

June 02, 2016
Yellowstone National Park Gets a Stamp of Approval
The Forever stamp depicting a stunning photograph of two bison silhouetted in Yellowstone National Park’s winter morning sun was dedicated today among a pane of 16 stamps to celebrate the National Park Service on its 100th anniversary.

June 01, 2016
Free Official Mobile App Launched for Park
The NPS Yellowstone National Park app is now available from the Apple App Store, and an Android version will be available soon.

May 26, 2016
Yellowstone Road Upgrades May Delay, But Not Spoil, Summer Travel Plans
Yellowstone visitors are likely to encounter road construction projects as they make their way through the park this summer.

May 26, 2016
Yellowstone To Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoint This Holiday Weekend
Park rangers will conduct traffic safety checkpoints in Yellowstone National Park this upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

May 25, 2016
“A Bear Doesn’t Care,” but Yellowstone Knows You Do
Yellowstone National Park wants to increase the number of people carrying bear spray through a new engaging, celebrity-filled campaign called “A Bear Doesn’t Care.” Whether you are a hiker, backpacker, angler, photographer, wolf watcher or geyser gazer, the campaign encourages you to carry bear spray – no excuses!

May 24, 2016
Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck by a Motor Vehicle
Just before 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, a 47-year-old Texas woman, Wendy Larrabee, was struck by traffic as she crossed the West Entrance Road on foot. Bystanders started CPR immediately and rangers arrived within minutes, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

May 20, 2016
Yellowstone: Color It Wild Coloring Book News Release
Yellowstone National Park announces the release of Yellowstone: Color It Wild, a coloring book for all ages featuring 26 regional artists and writers inspired by the scenery of Yellowstone. The book includes illustrations, short essays, poems, and inspiring historical and contemporary quotes.

May 18, 2016
Construction Scheduled on Trails in the Grand Prismatic Area
In early June, trail crews will begin constructing an official trail and overlook to replace the many existing social trails on the hills south of Grand Prismatic Spring.

May 16, 2016
National Park Service Calls on Visitors to Respect Wildlife and Safety Regulations
In recent weeks, visitors in the park have been engaging in inappropriate, dangerous, and illegal behavior with wildlife.

May 12, 2016
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day in Yellowstone with Free Programs
Yellowstone National Park and the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day Saturday, May 14, with free public programs and a field trip

May 04, 2016
Emmylou Harris and John Prine Headline NPS Centennial Event
Grammy award winning singer-songwriters, Emmylou Harris and John Prine will headline “An Evening at the Arch: Yellowstone Celebrates the National Park Service Centennial” on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 7 p.m. MT in Gardiner, Montana. The event will be broadcast live online.

April 27, 2016
National Geographic Magazine Dedicates the Entire May 2016 Issue to Exploring YELLOWSTONE: America’s Wild Idea
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, National Geographic has launched a yearlong exploration of the power of parks, including a special single-topic issue on Yellowstone.

April 26, 2016
Tourism to Yellowstone National Park creates $638.6 Million in Economic Benefits
Report shows visitor spending supports 7,737 jobs in local economy.

July 29, 2015
Yellowstone Approves Fish Restoration Project on Soda Butte Creek
Yellowstone National Park, in coordination with partner agencies, has approved a project to remove nonnative brook trout from Soda Butte Creek and reintroduce Yellowstone cutthroat trout into the stream.

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Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168

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