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Crews Contain Yellowstone North Entrance Fire

North entrance fire

Crews contained a fire between the Yellowstone north entrance and the Gardner River, as a human-caused incident affected four acres and stopping traffic from entering the National Park.

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More Yellowstone Wildlife Incidents, This Time Involving Black Bears

black bear NPS

After several more Yellowstone wildlife incidents involving black bears, National Park Service officials are asking visitors to exercise more caution when handling food at campsites.

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Nine Year Old Injured in Yellowstone Bison Incident

bison wallowing June 20 2017

A nine-year-old girl was injured in a Yellowstone bison incident yesterday, part of a larger event that saw a group of approximately 50 people being far too close to a bull bison near Observation Point Trail in the Old Faithful Geyser area. 

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2019 Yellowstone Fire Season Opens with 7 Mile Hole Fire

7 Mile Fire

The 2019 Yellowstone fire season is underway, as Yellowstone National Park officials have set up an observation of the 7 Mile Hole Fire, located three miles east of Canyon Village.

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Historic Mount Holmes Fire Lookout Burns Down

Mount Holmes Lookout Fire

The historic Mount Holmes Fire Lookout is no more, burning to the ground Tuesday afternoon after being hit by a lightning strike generated by a severe thunderstorm.

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June 2019 Yellowstone Visitation Down from 2018, 2016

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

June 2019 Yellowstone visitation was down 3.6 percent when compared to June 2018, as National Park Service officials tallied 781,853 visits. This also represents a decrease from June 2016 (838,316 visits), the busiest month on record in Yellowstone.

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A Year Later, Bacon Rind Fire Management Deemed Success

Bacon Rind Fire Aug. 16

A year ago, officials with Yellowstone National Park and Custer Gallatin National Forest decided to let the Bacon Rind Fire burn with minimal intervention. Today, that decision is deemed a success.

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Soda Butte Creek Restoration to be Celebrated Next Week

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

The Soda Butte Creek restoration, part of the successful cleanup of the McLaren abandoned mine near Cooke City, Montana, will be celebrated at an event July 18 at the mine site.

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Yellowstone Live Returns June 23-26 on National Geographic

Pronghorn buck Electric Peak NPS

Journalist Josh Elliott and animal expert Chris Packham return to host Yellowstone Live, a four-day event running on the National Geographic and Nat Geo Wild cable networks.

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Pence: Divert Energy Royalty Money to Pay for National Park Infrastructure

Mike Pence in Yellowstone

In a speech delivered to NPS employees in front of Yellowstone National Park’s Old Faithful Geyser, Vice President Mike Pence repeated a Trump Administration call for proceeds on public-lands energy drilling leases to be diverted to addressing a $12-billion backlog of critical National Park infrastructure maintenance.

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