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Comments Sought on Yellowstone River Bridge Replacement

Yellowstone River Bridge deterioration

The National Park Service is seeking comments on three proposals for a Yellowstone River Bridge replacement in Yellowstone National Park, located on the Northeast Entrance Road near Tower Junction.

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Winter Bison Hunt Unnecessarily Risky: Yellowstone Neighbors

Yellowstone bison 2019

A winter bison hunt outside the Yellowstone National Park boundaries in a confined area, Beattie Gulch, is unnecessarily risky and puts residents in that area in danger, according to a new lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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Yellowstone Fire Danger Level Downgraded to Moderate

Wahb Fire Map

The Yellowstone fire danger level has been downgraded to moderate, as cool weather and moisture in the air has mitigated the fire risk in Yellowstone National Park.

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Brimstone Fire Expands to 80 Acres Overnight

Brimstone Fire Aug. 29

Well, that didn’t take long: since we first posted a story about the Brimstone Fire, it expanded from a single acre to 80 acres overnight, visible from many parts of Yellowstone National Park.

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New Brimstone Fire Reported in Yellowstone

Brimstone Fire 2019

It’s been a relatively quiet fire season in Yellowstone despite a fire danger being assessed as high, and we have another small wildfire to note: the Brimstone Fire, located on the eastern shore of Yellowstone Lake.

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Upcoming Fisheries Work to Impact Virginia Cascades Drive, Nearby Trails

Removal of nonnative fish

Removal of nonnative fish from the upper Gibbon River drainage, which includes streams that flow out of Grebe, Wolf and Ice lakes, will cause some road and trail closures in Yellowstone National Park on September 2-13, 2019.

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Yellowstone Fire Danger High; New Wildfires Under Observation

Wyodaho Fire closure area

With the Yellowstone fire danger now assessed as being high, National Park Service officials are monitoring two new wildfires: a small blaze one mile west of Dunraven Pass and a slightly larger incident in the remote Bechler District.

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In the Books: First Transfer of Quarantined Yellowstone Bison at Fort Peck

Fort Peck bison release

After years of study and maneuvering through red tape at the federal and state levels, the first transfer of quarantined Yellowstone bison to the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Poplar, Montana is now in the books.

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No, Yellowstone is Not a Petting Zoo

August 2019 bison petting

A viral video shows a tourist petting a Yellowstone National Park bison, but despite the uneventful outcome, officials warn that Park wildlife is still dangerous, and an approach like this could be deadly.

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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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