Busiest Yellowstone May Visitation Ever Reported in 2018

The numbers are in: We saw the highest Yellowstone May visitation numbers ever in 2018, which will undoubtedly lead to more discussions of how best to handle increasingly larger crowds in America’s first national park.

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Another Yellowstone Wildlife Incident, as Bison Gores Woman

We have another yet another Yellowstone wildlife incident to pass along, as a California woman was gored by a bison after a crowd gathered around the bull at Fountain Paint Pot.

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Another Elk Incident at Yellowstone’s Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel

For the second time in three days, an incident between a cow elk protecting her young at Mammoth Hot Springs and a Yellowstone visitor landed someone in the hospital.

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See a Steamboat Geyser Eruption in Action

With another event this morning, a Yellowstone Steamboat Geyser eruption is now on the bucket list of many Park visitors. If you can’t make it on your own, here’s a video for you. 

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Mammoth Employee Seriously Injured by Cow Elk

A Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel employee was seriously injured after an encounter with a cow elk behind the hotel yesterday.

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Yes, The Beartooth Highway is Open

Beartooth Highway

After the Beartooth Highway closed this morning at the MT/WY state line due to overnight snow, crews have opened the popular route again.

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Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk Retiring in 2019

Dan Wenk

After the threat of a potential reassignment as part of a Department of the Interior shakeup, Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk is retiring in 2019, ending a 43-year-career with the National Park Service.

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Lee Whittlesey Reflects on Long Yellowstone Career

Lee Whittlesey

During a nearly 50-year career at Yellowstone National Park, Lee Whittlesey drew inspiration from the act of Congress establishing the National Park Service: “… to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment …

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Victory for Opponents in Battle Against Gold Mining Exploration in Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley

Opponents of a proposed mine just north of Yellowstone National Park in Montana’s Paradise Valley won a key legal victory when Park County Judge Brenda Gilbert ruled that the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) must conduct a more extensive environmental review before issuing an gold mining exploration permit.

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Steamboat Geyser Erupts for the Seventh Time in 2018

Steamboat Geyser has erupted for the seventh time since March 2018, continuing to surprise scientists and observers. This is the fourth eruption in May 2018.

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