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Wenk Departure Spurs Yellowstone Transition Time

Dan Wenk

With big crowds still descending on Yellowstone and regional disputes over bison spilling into Montana, the future of America’s first National Park is under scrutiny, especially with Dan Wenk’s imminent departure as superintendent.

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Fifth Busiest July on Record for 2018 Yellowstone Visitation

cars at south entrance

With 940,563 visits last month — the fifth busiest July ever — 2018 Yellowstone visitation is slightly up from 2017, though still trailing 2016’s record numbers.

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Examining The “Landscape of Fear” in Yellowstone

canyon pack wolves lower geyser basin

We’re not exactly to the point where the wolves are dwelling with the lambs, but new research indicates that the impact of wolves on elk may be overstated, and the so-called “landscape of fear” may not actually exist.

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Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk Retiring in 2019

Dan Wenk

After the threat of a potential reassignment as part of a Department of the Interior shakeup, Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk is retiring in 2019, ending a 43-year-career with the National Park Service.

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Now Available: Yellowstone Insider for Families, 2016

Yellowstone Insider for Families

We have a new book to announce! Taking the family to Yellowstone National Park is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. With a little planning and guidance from Yellowstone Insider for Families, parents can map out a visit built around family-friendly activities.

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Fifth Bison Goring Occurs in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone bison

Another bison goring incident has occurred in Yellowstone National Park.

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Expanded Yellowstone Paddling Under Consideration in Congress

Yellowstone River in Hayden Valley

A bill that could expand Yellowstone paddling on certain lakes and rivers is under consideration in Congress, where it’s already been passed by one House committee.

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Study: Drought, Not Wolves, Impact Yellowstone Elk Reproductive Rates

elkcalf

With the Yellowstone elk population declining in recent years, a study from Wyoming-based researchers indicates that drought, and not the presence of wolves, is to blame for declining reproductive rates.

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About Yellowstone Insider

Old Faithful

Old Faithful

Yellowstone Insider is an independent publication covering happenings in and about Yellowstone National Park, covering the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, an area spilling beyond the Park itself into neighboring areas in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. This site is geared both toward visitors to the Park and the permanent population in the greater ecosystem.

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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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