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August 2019 Yellowstone Visitation Up Slightly from 2018

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

The numbers are in: August 2019 Yellowstone visitation is up slightly from 2018’s tallies, with total 2019 visitation numbers down slightly from 2018.

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Yellowstone Fire Danger Level Downgraded to Moderate

Wahb Fire Map

The Yellowstone fire danger level has been downgraded to moderate, as cool weather and moisture in the air has mitigated the fire risk in Yellowstone National Park.

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Brimstone Fire Expands to 80 Acres Overnight

Brimstone Fire Aug. 29

Well, that didn’t take long: since we first posted a story about the Brimstone Fire, it expanded from a single acre to 80 acres overnight, visible from many parts of Yellowstone National Park.

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New Brimstone Fire Reported in Yellowstone

Brimstone Fire 2019

It’s been a relatively quiet fire season in Yellowstone despite a fire danger being assessed as high, and we have another small wildfire to note: the Brimstone Fire, located on the eastern shore of Yellowstone Lake.

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Upcoming Fisheries Work to Impact Virginia Cascades Drive, Nearby Trails

Removal of nonnative fish

Removal of nonnative fish from the upper Gibbon River drainage, which includes streams that flow out of Grebe, Wolf and Ice lakes, will cause some road and trail closures in Yellowstone National Park on September 2-13, 2019.

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Yellowstone Fire Danger High; New Wildfires Under Observation

Wyodaho Fire closure area

With the Yellowstone fire danger now assessed as being high, National Park Service officials are monitoring two new wildfires: a small blaze one mile west of Dunraven Pass and a slightly larger incident in the remote Bechler District.

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In the Books: First Transfer of Quarantined Yellowstone Bison at Fort Peck

Fort Peck bison release

After years of study and maneuvering through red tape at the federal and state levels, the first transfer of quarantined Yellowstone bison to the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Poplar, Montana is now in the books.

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Celebrate National Park Service Birthday on Sunday

Yellowstone bison 2019

Celebrate the National Park Service birthday in style on Sunday, Aug. 25, with free Grand Teton and Yellowstone admission to mark the occasion.

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July 2019 Yellowstone Visitation Stays Steady Year Over Year

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

July 2019 Yellowstone visitation was basically even from July 2018, with National Park Service officials tallying 936,062 visits in July 2019, down .48 percent from last July, when 940,563 visits were tallied.

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No, Yellowstone is Not a Petting Zoo

August 2019 bison petting

A viral video shows a tourist petting a Yellowstone National Park bison, but despite the uneventful outcome, officials warn that Park wildlife is still dangerous, and an approach like this could be deadly.

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