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Most Yellowstone Roads, Services Close Monday

Old Faithful Nov. 3 2018

Most Yellowstone roads and services are closing for the season on Monday morning, as NPS officials begin the transition to the 2018-2019 winter season.

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September 2018 Yellowstone Visitation Up 13 Percent

Filming Steamboat Geyser 2018

September 2018 Yellowstone visitation was up 13 percent over 2017, as warm weather and some compelling changes in the Park’s geyser fields potentially kept visitor levels high for the season.

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End of Yellowstone National Park Fall Season Looms

Dunraven Pass 2018

We’re now down to the final weeks of the 2018 Yellowstone National Park fall season, but there are still some compelling reasons to make an October or November run to the Park.

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Zinke: No Mining North of Yellowstone in Paradise Valley

Signing ceremony ban on Paradise Valley mining

In a win for conservation and Yellowstone tourism over mining, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the withdrawal of 30,000 acres of federal lands in southwest Montana north of the Park from mining for 20 years.

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As Bacon Rind Fire Recedes, Yellowstone Fire Danger Upgraded to High

Bacon Rind Fire Late August

As the Bacon Rind Fire recedes and not viewed as a threat to cause major damage, the Yellowstone fire danger has been upgraded to High, thanks to warm and dry weather.

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More Wolves = Fewer Elk = Yellowstone Aspen Comeback

wolf artist paint pots 2017

It’s being hailed as a success in restoring balance to the area: the reintroduction of wolves has lessened the elk population — which in turn is fueling a Yellowstone aspen comeback.

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Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel Renovations to Begin Again Sept. 4

mammoth hot springs hotel renovations 2017

If you’re planning a fall or winter trip to Yellowstone National Park, here’s something to consider: Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel renovations are set to continue on Sept. 4, right after the busy Labor Day weekend.

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Yellowstone Grizzly Hunt Blocked – For Now

grizzly bear sun hayden valley 2014

A proposed Yellowstone grizzly hunt in Idaho and Wyoming was blocked for two weeks by U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen, who ruled more consideration was needed about the decision to delist the bears by the federal government and turn management over to the states.

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Cool Weather, Showers Slow Bacon Rind Fire

Bacon Rind Fire Aug. 23

Though the Yellowstone fire danger is currently pegged at Very High, things are relatively quiet, as cool weather and scattered showers has helped stall the Bacon Rind Fire and preventing little new fire activity in the Park.

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Bacon Rind Fire Expands to 1,838 Acres

Bacon Rind Fire Aug. 16

The Bacon Rind Fire on Yellowstone National Park’s western boundary has expanded to 1,838 acres — but most of that growth has been to the south and not impacting Park operations.

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