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Yellowstone Road Conditions Change Next Week

Yellowstone National Park

This weekend marks the last time you’ll be able to drive into Yellowstone National Park in 2012, with most road closures scheduled for next Monday at 8 a.m.

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Last Week to Visit Yellowstone — If You Dare

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National ParkWe're down to the final week of the main season in Yellowstone National Park, with most roads slated to close next Monday morning at 8 a.m.

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Comment on Yellowstone Winter Use Plan Via Webinar

Yellowstone in Winter

Yellowstone in Winter

Yellowstone National Park officials want to hear what you have to say about the draft Winter Use Plan currently under review -- so much that webinars have been scheduled to allow for remote access.

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Early Reaction to Proposed Yellowstone Winter Plan: Mixed

Winter in Yellowstone

Winter in Yellowstone

No one seems particularly happy with the proposed Winter Use Plan put forward by Yellowstone National Park officials earlier this month -- and that may be good news for those who actually want to see it implemented.

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NPS Unveils Draft Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone with Variable Daily Limits

Yellowstone in Winter, Bombardier, snowcoach

Call it the Yellowstone National Park equivalent of demand-based planning: a draft Winter Use Plan from the National Park Service has variable daily-use limits based on demand and overall usage numbers.

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Tracking the Wild Ermine in Yellowstone National Park

Ermine in Yellowstone

Here's something you don't see every day: an ermine streaking through the snow at Lake Butte, captured by the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory webcam set up to provide a live view toward Steamboat Point, Mary Bay and the north shore of Yellowstone Lake.

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Could Lack of Vendor Kill Snowcoach Service From East Entrance?

Antelope Fire

Antelope Fire

Cody and Wyoming officials have been fighting for years to maintain snowcoach service and snowmobile access from Yellowstone National Park's East Entrance, but the private market may end up being much more influential than any National Park Service bureaucrat.

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NPS to Study Future of Old Faithful Area, But Only One Solution Exists: Open Access Year-Round

Old Faithful Inn

Old Faithful Inn

The National Park Service has announced plans for a new long-term management plan for the Old Faithful area. Given budget restrictions and other limitations on what can be done, there's only one realistic change that could increase access without impacting the natural resources in the area: Open access to the Old Faithful area year-round.

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Heavy Snow Force Closure of Yellowstone National Park Roads

Yellowstone in Winter

Heavy spring snows have caused National Park Service officials to close down most of the roads within Yellowstone National Park, as a foot of new snow fell in a two-hour stretch, toppling power lines and causing all sorts of havoc.

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Yellowstone Bison Population Up This Winter

Bison

bisonA National Park Service estimate of bison in Yellowstone National Park pegs the number at 3,000, an increase over 2009's estimated bison population.

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