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PEER Criticizes NPS Over High Visitation Numbers, Call For Visitor Caps

cars at south entrance

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) has come out with a report criticizing the National Park Service over visitor carrying capacities.

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May 2016 Visitation Up In Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Parks

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

No surprise here: visitation to Yellowstone is markedly higher than visitation last year.

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National Park Service Mulling Visitor Caps, Other Measures In Light Of Record Visitation

cars at south entrance

With the summer season in full swing, the National Park Service is mulling visitor caps for future seasons.

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Yellowstone Unveils “A Bear Doesn’t Care” Safety Campaign

Yellowstone grizzlies

Yellowstone National Park has unveiled a new awareness campaign for park visitors of all stripes: “A Bear Doesn’t Care.”

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Yellowstone Spokeswoman Amy Bartlett Passes Away After Sudden Medical Emergency

Amy Bartlett

Longtime Yellowstone spokeswoman and NPS employee Amy Bartlett passed away Sunday after a sudden medical emergency.

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National Geographic Devotes Entirety of May 2016 Issue to Yellowstone

Lower Falls, Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

If you pick up the May 2016 issue of National Geographic, you may notice something: it’s all Yellowstone.

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Montana Lawmakers, Environmentalists, Livestock Reps Clash Over Yellowstone Bison

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Tensions are mounting between Montana lawmakers, environmentalists, and agricultural representatives over bison management around Yellowstone.

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Yellowstone Visitation Hits Nearly 4.1 Million in 2015

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

The final Yellowstone visitation count for 2015 is in, and it cements the past year as the busiest one in Park history.

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Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk: “Progress Is Being Made On Behalf of the Bison”

bison, yellowstone national park

Bison slaughter is expected to continue for the next few winters according to Yellowstone National Park superintendent Dan Wenk.

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Expected Quota For Bison Management Thrown Out After IBMP Meeting

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Yellowstone officials have backed down from their expected quota for bison management this year—scrapping the proposed number entirely in fact.

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