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Yellowstone Insider editors bring you up-to-the-minute information about what's happening at Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone Bear Trapping Begins Next Week

Yellowstone grizzly

If you’re planning any backcountry hikes this fall, you may want to be aware of this: scientific Yellowstone bear trapping by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (IGBST) and National Park Service runs from Aug. 21 through Oct. 31.

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Rotenone Usage To Target Nonnative Fish on Upper Gibbon River

Yellowstone cutthroat trout

The war on nonnative fish in Yellowstone National Park continues next week, as rotenone will be applied to the Upper Gibbon River drainage to kill off remove nonnative rainbow trout and brook trout.

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Two More Yellowstone Fires Reported; Bacon Rind Fire Impacts Traffic

Bacon Rind Fire, Aug. 13

We have two more Yellowstone fires reported — one already contained, one out — as the Bacon Rind Fire expands to 1,388 acres and causes Park officials to potentially deploy pilot cars due to heavy smoke.

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Wenk Departure Spurs Yellowstone Transition Time

Dan Wenk

With big crowds still descending on Yellowstone and regional disputes over bison spilling into Montana, the future of America’s first National Park is under scrutiny, especially with Dan Wenk’s imminent departure as superintendent.

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Fifth Busiest July on Record for 2018 Yellowstone Visitation

cars at south entrance

With 940,563 visits last month — the fifth busiest July ever — 2018 Yellowstone visitation is slightly up from 2017, though still trailing 2016’s record numbers.

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It’s HOT HOT HOT in Yellowstone: Fire Danger Raised to Very High

Bacon Rind Fire Aug. 8

A hot, dry summer has led Yellowstone National Park officials to raise the fire danger rating to very high, so watch yourself if you’re hitting the Park anytime soon.

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New Yellowstone Fire Emerges; Bacon Rind Fire Keeps Growing, Albeit Slowly

Folsom Fire

We have news about a new Yellowstone fire, the Folsom Fire, while the Bacon Rind Fire on the western National Park boundary continues to grow, albeit at a very slow pace.

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Bacon Rind Fire Expansion at 383 Acres; Growth Slows

Bacon Rind Fire July 26

Bacon Rind Fire expansion is now at 393 acres, as crews may be deployed to engage the fire if it gets close enough to Highway 191 and private residences in the area.

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Yellowstone Fire Danger Upgraded to High; New Fire Emerges

Bacon Rind Fire

The current Yellowstone fire danger has been upgraded to high after hot and dry weather, with a new fire — the Bacon Rind Fire — emerging just outside the Park’s western boundary, in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness area.

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Yellowstone Live to Highlight National Geographic Four-Day Event

Yellowstone grizzly blacktail deer plateau

This should be considerably more interesting than the average webcam feed, as the National Geographic channel will showcase Yellowstone National Park in a live four-day event, Yellowstone Live, beginning on August 5.

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