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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


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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Snow Hits Yellowstone National Park; Road Closures Noted

Snowy branch in Yellowstone

The first full burst of winter has hit Yellowstone National Park, and it brings with it some road closures. Today sees the following road closures, according to the National Park Service: Craig Pass between Old Faithful and West Thumb Sylvan Pass between the East Entrance and Fishing Bridge All other park roads are open, but snow tires are requires in ...

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Dam Beavers!


Beaver colonization at portions of the Heart Lake and Basin Creek Cutoff trails is causing Yellowstone National Park to plan a new trail in the area, and they’re soliciting comments on a proposed project to route hikers from frequently flooded areas.

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