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
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – 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.
April 25, 2016
Postal Service Previews Last of 16 Stamps Celebrating National Park Service’s Centennial: Stamp Highlights Yellowstone National Park
A stunning photograph of two bison silhouetted in Yellowstone National Park’s winter morning sun was previewed today as the last of 16 Forever Stamp images to be revealed over a three-week period to celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary. The uniquely designed stamp pane containing all 16 stamp images will be previewed later this week.
April 22, 2016
Call for Abstracts and Registration Now Open for 13th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
The 13th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) is accepting abstract submissions now through May 15, 2016.
April 20, 2016
Yellowstone National Park Celebrates Earth Day 2016
On April 23rd, Yellowstone National Park, the Yellowstone Environmental Coordinating Committee (YECC), and community partners from Gardiner, Montana will celebrate the 46th anniversary of Earth Day with a community clean-up, waste collection and recycling opportunities, youth activities, information on local environmental initiatives, and more.
April 19, 2016
Yellowstone Invites Anglers to Annual Spring Meetings
Yellowstone National Park staff will travel to nearby communities next week to talk with anglers about the ongoing efforts to restore native fish species, the threat of aquatic invasive species, and the park’s fishing regulations.
April 15, 2016
Yellowstone Celebrates National Park Week
In honor of National Park Week and the National Park Service Centennial, entrance fees to Yellowstone National Park will be waived Saturday, April 16 through Sunday, April 24. National Park Week is an annual celebration of the parks and programs in communities nationwide that have allowed generations to discover history, nature, and wildlife in irreplaceable ways.
April 13, 2016
Select Yellowstone Roads Open to Automobiles on Friday
Free Entrance April 16 through April 24
Spring in Yellowstone National Park is an excellent time to experience the park's abundant wildlife and spectacular scenery. Starting Friday, April 15 at 8:00 a.m., the road segments from West Yellowstone and Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone will open for the season allowing visitors to travel by car to two of the park’s iconic locations.
April 08, 2016
Yellowstone to Issue 2016 Firewood Collection Permits
The National Park Service will be accepting public requests for those interested in possibly receiving a firewood collection permit for Yellowstone National Park during 2016.
March 31, 2016
Spring Bicycling Begins on Select Yellowstone Roads
Beginning today, bicyclists willing to brave the unpredictable elements of spring in Yellowstone National Park are able to travel 49 miles of park roads from the West Entrance at West Yellowstone, Montana, to Mammoth Hot Springs.
March 10, 2016
Human Remains Found Within Yellowstone National Park
On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, visitors snowshoeing within the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park, near the town of West Yellowstone, came across the partial remains of an individual in the snow.
March 04, 2016
Select Roads in Yellowstone Begin Closing For Spring Plowing
Certain roads in Yellowstone Park will begin to close in preparation for the summer season.
February 29, 2016
Yellowstone Bears Emerging From Dens
Grizzly bears are emerging from hibernation in the Greater Yellowstone Area, so hikers, skiers and snowshoers should stay in groups of three of more, make noise on the trail, and carry bear spray. Bear spray is a good last line of defense, if kept handy and used according to directions, when a bear is approaching within 30 to 60 feet.
February 17, 2016
Yellowstone Recruiting for 2016 Youth Conservation Corps Program
Yellowstone National Park is currently recruiting for the 2016 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program, a residential work-based education program for young men and women between the ages of 15 and 18. The program is designed to develop an appreciation for the nation's natural resources and heritage through unique educational, recreational, and work experiences.
February 12, 2016
National Park Service Extends Public Comment Period on Environmental Assessment for the Use of Quarantine for Yellowstone Bison
The National Park Service is extending the public comment period for the Environmental Assessment for the Use of Quarantine to Identify Brucellosis-free Yellowstone Bison for Relocation Elsewhere for an additional two weeks.
February 12, 2016
Bison Capture Operations to Begin at Stephens Creek
As per the agreement reached with all signatories in the Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP), bison capture operations are scheduled to begin February 15 at Stephens Creek near the north boundary of Yellowstone National Park.
February 10, 2016
Public Scoping for Fishing Bridge to Indian Pond Road Segment
The National Park Service (NPS), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is planning to reconstruct a segment of the East Entrance Road from Fishing Bridge to Indian Pond within the eastern portion of Yellowstone National Park.
January 28, 2016
Launch of the Audio Collection with Sounds from Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park and the Acoustic Atlas at Montana State University Library announced today the launch of the Yellowstone Collection, a curated compilation of field recordings and a developing podcast series highlighting America’s first national park.
January 27, 2016
Public Meeting/Open House
The National Park Service has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) that evaluates various alternatives for a quarantine program for Yellowstone bison.
January 14, 2016
Report Released On Fatal Bear Attack In Yellowstone
Two reports are now available about the August, 2015 fatal bear attack in Yellowstone National Park.
January 13, 2016
Yellowstone Seeks Public Comment on Yellowstone Bison Quarantine Program Environmental Assessment
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Use of Quarantine to Identify Brucellosis-free Yellowstone Bison for Relocation Elsewhere.
January 12, 2016
Yellowstone Visitation Tops 4 Million for the First Time
In 2015, there were 4,097,710 “visits” to Yellowstone National Park, up 16.6% from 2014, making it the highest visitation year on record. The number of “visits” is always greater than the actual number of individuals who came to the park because people may enter and leave the park repeatedly during a stay in the area.
January 05, 2016
IBMP Partners Agree on Bison Management Operations
Members of the Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP) have signed a winter operations plan that aims to reduce the current population of 4,900 animals.
December 16, 2015
New Issue of Yellowstone Science Focuses on Grizzly Bear Ecology
The latest issue of Yellowstone Science is dedicated to grizzly bear research and conservation efforts in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, offering readers an opportunity to learn about the history of grizzly bear management as well as recent scientific findings.
December 14, 2015
Yellowstone's Winter Season Starts Tuesday
Yellowstone National Park will open to the public for motorized oversnow travel as scheduled on Tuesday morning, December 15.
November 19, 2015
National Park Service and State of Montana Release Public Scoping Comment Report for Yellowstone-area Bison Management Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) and the State of Montana (Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Montana Department of Livestock) announced today the release of the public scoping comment report for the Yellowstone-area Bison Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (Plan/EIS).
November 18, 2015
Yellowstone National Park Employees and Partner Win Awards
Each year the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior select outstanding employees, partners, and projects for regional and national recognition.
November 10, 2015
Yellowstone Reports Record Breaking October
October proved to be another record-breaking month for Yellowstone, breaking the 4 million mark in visits for 2015.
October 08, 2015
Visitation to Yellowstone Surpasses Previous Record Set in 2010
With three months left to go, visitation to Yellowstone National Park this year has now surpassed the previous record for total annual visitation set in 2010.
October 02, 2015
Canyon Rim Overlooks and Trails Rehabilitation Plan Approved
The National Park Service has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) to update and repair many of the overlooks and trails located along the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.
September 23, 2015
Pete Webster Named as Chief Ranger of Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk announced today that Pete Webster has been selected as the park’s new chief ranger.
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.