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Yellowstone Visitors Contribute $680.4M to Local Economy in 2016

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Visitors to Yellowstone National Park contributed $680.4 million to the local economy in 2016, according to the NPS’ annual peer-reviewed report.

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New Report Highlights Overcrowding Woes in Yellowstone

car traffic near midway geyser basin 2014

A new report from the University of Montana paints a stark picture of overcrowding in national parks like Yellowstone.

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Yellowstone Insider for Families Now Available in Print

Yellowstone Insider For Families

We are excited to announce that Yellowstone Insider for Families has been updated for 2017—and is available in print!

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Comments Sought On Temporary Parking Proposed Near Fairy Falls Trailhead

Traffic near Fairy Falls Trailhead, July 2014

Public comment is sought on a proposed temporary parking area near the Fairy Falls Trailhead at Midway Geyser Basin.

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2017 Yellowstone YCC Program Application Period Open

YCC Second Session, August 2015

Yellowstone National Park is recruiting for its 2017 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program.

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Public Comment Sought on Mount Washburn Antenna Project

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Yellowstone National Park is seeking public comment on whether to mount an antenna at the Mount Washburn Fire Lookout to boost telecommunications services.

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Nearly 4.3 Million Visit Yellowstone National Park in 2016

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Nearly 4.3 million people visited Yellowstone National Park in 2016, shattering 2015’s record for most visitors in a calendar year.

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Yellowstone Releases New Winter Use Adaptive Management Plan

Yellowstone in Winter, Bombardier, snowcoach

Yellowstone National Park has released its new Winter Use Adaptive Management Plan, after over a year of discussion and debate.

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Interior Purchases 640-Acre Parcel in Grand Teton National Park

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The state of Wyoming announced today it is selling a 640-acre parcel of Wyoming School Trust Land to the National Park Service.

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Yellowstone Officials Wary Of Invasive Mussels

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Biologists in Yellowstone National Park are on the alert for a new ecosystem threat: mussels.

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