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Hayden Fire Emerges in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

With the Yellowstone National Park fire danger level upgraded last week to moderate, we’re now seeing the first fire activity of 2018, with the lightning-ignited Hayden Fire visible from the Grand Loop Road between Canyon Village and Mud Volcano.

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Mount Washburn Trails, Parking Lots To Close Thursday AM

Mount Washburn Fire Lookout

Plan accordingly: Popular Mount Washburn trails and trailhead parking lots from Dunraven Pass and Chittenden Road will close Thursday, July 12, at 12 a.m.

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New Yellowstone Lewis River Bridge Proposed

Lewis River Bridge

A new Yellowstone Lewis River bridge is being proposed by National Park Service officials, and the NPS is seeking public comment on the project.

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Interested in Yellowstone Backcountry Riding? Day Ride Permit Returns

Visitor with horses enjoying the meadows of Astringent Creek;RG Johnsson;1965

Thinking about some Yellowstone backcountry riding this summer? The Park is returning the free day-ride permits program, designed for individuals who take stock on park trails without an overnight stay.

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Yellowstone Visitation Study Launches

Yellowstone 2018 surbey

There is broad agreement that Yellowstone National Park is far too crowded during the summer’s peak season. To work on potential solutions, a new Yellowstone visitation study will research visitor demographics and actions.

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New Superintendent, Same Bison Management Policies?

bison incident

When current Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk launched an effort to remain in the post–first via public comments, then from a failed effort to retire in 2019–one of his warnings was that the Park’s bison management policies could come under fire.

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Yellowstone Forever Funding $5.9M in Park Improvements

wolf artist paint pots 2017

Yellowstone Forever funding to the tune of $5.9 million will be used for 53 priority projects in Yellowstone National Park, including the wolf program, trailhead information displays, visitation analysis and black bear research.

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Spring Showers Bring Yellowstone Wildflowers

Arrowleaf Balsamroot

There’s a big consolation for a long, snowy winter and a cool, wet spring in the Northern Rockies: breathtaking Yellowstone wildflowers, which are hitting their peak.

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Cam Sholly New Yellowstone Superintendent; Wenk Out

Cam Sholly and Ryan Zinke

Well, that didn’t take long: A few days after Dan Wenk said he was being forced out of the position, Cam Sholly was named new superintendent of Yellowstone National Park by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

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Dan Wenk: Trump Administration Forcing Me From Yellowstone

Dan Wenk

Despite an intention of retiring as Yellowstone National Park superintendent in 2019, Dan Wenk says he’s been told he’ll be reassigned as soon as August over what he assumes is his management of Yellowstone bison.

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