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Bacon Rind Fire Expands to 340 Acres, Now in Yellowstone

Bacon Rind Fire

As the Bacon Rind Fire expands to 340 acres, it’s encroached on the western boundary of Yellowstone National Park 20 miles south of Big Sky — but it has not impacted roads or threatened any structures.

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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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Lake Trout Numbers Down in Yellowstone Lake

spawning lake trout ynp

Efforts to remove Yellowstone lake trout appear to be working, as Yellowstone National Park netting initiatives at Yellowstone Lake are capturing fewer lake trout in 2018.

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Does Grand Teton Fissure Indicate Anything? Apparently Not

grand teton moose entrance 2013

A Grand Teton fissure in the Hidden Falls area has caused a certain level of buzz. But the fissure may not be so new, and the experts say it may not be all that important, either.

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Examining The “Landscape of Fear” in Yellowstone

canyon pack wolves lower geyser basin

We’re not exactly to the point where the wolves are dwelling with the lambs, but new research indicates that the impact of wolves on elk may be overstated, and the so-called “landscape of fear” may not actually exist.

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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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Improved Yellowstone Cell Service On the Way, Despite Objections

Mount Washburn Fire Lookout

Improved Yellowstone cell service is on the way, as trails are closed to allow the installation of new antennas at the Mount Washburn Fire Lookout — but some groups are decrying the upgrades as an unnecessary intrusion into the Park’s bucolic nature.

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Another Yellowstone Bison Incident — This One With a Twist

bison wallowing June 20 2017

There is another Yellowstone bison incident to pass along, but this one is a little unusual: it involves a bison, a construction worker and a stretch of road east of Fishing Bridge.

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Learning from 1988’s Yellowstone Fires

crown fire_old Faithful photo shop

It seems hard to believe, but 1988’s Yellowstone fires are all of sudden 30 years ago. “Sometimes it seems like 30 weeks,” Roy Renkin, a park biologist and vegetation researcher said recently.

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Yes, Steamboat Geyser Keeps Erupting. No, No One Knows Why

steamboat

After several eruptions in June, Steamboat Geyser activity took a break for 21 days before erupting again in early July. In addition, there’s been more activity in dormant areas. Is there anything unusual happening in Yellowstone National Park?

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