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June 2019 Yellowstone Visitation Down from 2018, 2016

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

June 2019 Yellowstone visitation was down 3.6 percent when compared to June 2018, as National Park Service officials tallied 781,853 visits. This also represents a decrease from June 2016 (838,316 visits), the busiest month on record in Yellowstone.

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Soda Butte Creek Restoration to be Celebrated Next Week

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

The Soda Butte Creek restoration, part of the successful cleanup of the McLaren abandoned mine near Cooke City, Montana, will be celebrated at an event July 18 at the mine site.

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Yellowstone Live Returns June 23-26 on National Geographic

Pronghorn buck Electric Peak NPS

Journalist Josh Elliott and animal expert Chris Packham return to host Yellowstone Live, a four-day event running on the National Geographic and Nat Geo Wild cable networks.

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One Killed, Two Injured in South Entrance Road RV Accident

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

A 13-year-old boy was killed and his twin brother seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident on South Entrance Road near Lewis Falls on Tuesday afternoon.

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Leslie Reynolds New Yellowstone Interim Chief Ranger

Leslie Reynolds

We have a new interim chief ranger in Yellowstone National Park, with Leslie Reynolds named to the post by Superintendent Cam Sholly, as the National Park Service embarks on a search for a permanent appointment.

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Yellowstone National Park May 2019 Visitation Down Over 2018

Joe Brown Trail and Dome Mountain

Though the numbers are down over 2018, Yellowstone National Park May 2019 visitation still represented the third-busiest May on record.

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Yellowstone’s Mount Washburn Trail to Close in August

Mount Washburn Trail 2019

Yellowstone National Park’s Mount Washburn Trail and trailhead parking lot at Dunraven Pass will close this summer for improvements August 6-27, 2019.

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Life on Mars? Yellowstone Pasta Bacterium May Show the Way

Yellowstone Sulfuri

A rover scanning the surface of Mars for evidence of life might want to check for rock formations that look like Yellowstone pasta bacterium, according to research conducted at the University of Illinois.

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Can Yellowstone Forests Recover From Frequent Fires?

Maple Fire September 10, 2016

How resilient are Yellowstone forests when it comes to frequent fires? Kelly April Tyrrell of the University of Wisconsin–Madison provides this look at how researchers are addressing the issue.

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Yellowstone Economic Impact: $647.1M Annually

Bison at Mammoth Campground, May 2019

The Yellowstone economic impact on the local economy was $647.1 million in 2018, supporting 7,089 jobs, according to a new report issued by the National Park Service.

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