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Report from the Field: Yellowstone Beach Fire Static; Local Control of Firefighting Slated for Tomorrow

Beach Fire

Yellowstone Beach Fire

The Yellowstone National Park Beach Fire has been contained to the point where control of the firefighting effort will shift back to the National Park Service tomorrow, with other firefighters removed from the current effort today.

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VP Biden: Yellowstone Gives “Nourishment To the Body and Soul”

VP Joe Biden at Yellowstone

VP Joe Biden at Yellowstone

Vice President Joe Biden gave a surprisingly personal speech to 100 Park employees, their families and contractors yesterday, saying a Yellowstone National Park trip after the loss of his wife and daughter "gave nourishment to the body and soul."

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Report from the Field: Yellowstone Beach Fire Now Three-Quarters Contained

Beach Fire

Beach Fire

The Yellowstone Beach Fire is almost totally under control: it's stayed at a size of 520 acres for several days now, and firefighting crews estimate that it's almost three-quarters contained.

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The Week That Was: July 25

Yellowstone National Park

It was a hot week in Yellowstone National Park, judging by what readers found interesting. Here are the most popular stories posted in the past week on Yellowstone Insider, as measured by page views.

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VP Biden to Visit Yellowstone National Park Monday

Yellowstone National Park

If you're in Yellowstone National Park Monday, you may want to adjust your travel plans accordingly: Vice President Joe Biden will be visiting the Madison Junior Ranger Station to speak and survey Recovery Act projects in the Park. Yes, there might be a small caravan tying up the road between West and Madison Junction that morning.

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Report from the Field: Beach Fire Stalls

The Yellowstone Beach Fire remains at 520 acres, as its growth has stalled and more of it is contained by fire fighters; meanwhile, its growth potential has been downgraded by the fire fighters as well.

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NRDC: Aerial Survey Shows Extensive Whitebark Pine Damage in Yellowstone Ecosystem

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Beetle infestations have killed off most of the whitebark pines in the eastern part of Yellowstone National Park and the Absaroka Mountains, as a Natural Resources Defense Council aerial study shows significantly more damage to the pine population that previously though -- giving fuel for the pines to be listed as an Endangered Species.

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Report From the Field: Beach Fire Grows Slightly

The Yellowstone Beach Fire continues to expand, but thanks to fire-fighting techniques and a favorable day of weather its growth has slowed dramatically, kicking off less smoke and moving at a more deliberate pace.

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Yellowstone Bison Attack More Complicated Than Initially Reported

Earlier this week the media was told that two Yellowstone visitors were innocently attacked by a bison jumping out of a bush, unprovoked. But with the video in hand, it's clear that the bison was provoked and shows an ugly side to wildlife "appreciation" in Yellowstone National Park.

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Yellowstone Slough Creek Fire Comes, Goes

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That was quick: after being discovered Tuesday afternoon, the Slough Creek Fire was totally contained by the evening, limited in size to a single acre.

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