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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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New Yellowstone Concessionaire Housing Proposed

Yellowstone bison 2019

The National Park Service is seeking public comment about potential new Yellowstone concessionaire housing, as Xanterra and Delaware North are proposing solutions to a continual challenge.

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More Yellowstone Openings on Tap This Weekend

Yellowstone South Entrance, May 7, 2019 NPS

The month-long process of opening Yellowstone National Park for the 2019 summer season continues on Friday, as several road sections will welcome auto traffic and the Lake Yellowstone Hotel will opens its doors to the public.

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Livingston Men Sentenced for Yellowstone Poaching

Yellowstone mountain lion - NPS

Three Livingston (MT) men pled guilty to poaching a male mountain lion in the northern section of Yellowstone National Park at the end of 2018.

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Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Research Operations Launch Next Week

yellowstone grizzly bear 2013

Biologists with the National Park Service and Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (IGBST) will be conducting scientific grizzly bear research operations in Yellowstone National Park from May 13 through July 31.

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Yellowstone 2019 Openings Continue, Including Old Faithful Inn

Steam from ephemeral ponds lit up at sunrise (panorama)

More Yellowstone 2019 openings to note. Old Faithful Inn and associated services in the area will open for the season on Friday, as will more sections of roads: the highway from East Entrance to Lake Village (Sylvan Pass), and the roads between Canyon Village and Lake Village–weather permitting, of course.

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Planning a Yellowstone Fishing Trip? Start Planning Now

fishing from boat Yellowstone Lake 2015

We’re less than a month away from the boating season, but if you’re planning a Yellowstone fishing trip, the time to launch preparations is now.

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Yellowstone Golden Eagle Succumbs to Lead Poisoning

Yellowstone Golden Eagle

A Yellowstone golden eagle was found dead last December after succumbing to lead poisoning, as a lab necropsy showed lead levels well over lethal toxicity.

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2019 Yellowstone Bison Culling Begins

Yellowstone bison

The annual spring culling of Yellowstone bison has begun, as 23 bison that were part of a larger herd heading north of Mammoth Hot Springs were captured near the Stephens Creek facility.

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Protections Restored for Yellowstone-Area Grizzly Bears

grizzly bear sun hayden valley 2014

U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen restored Endangered Species Act protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears, and in the process permanently ended planned trophy hunts in Idaho and Wyoming.

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