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Yellowstone Economic Impact: $647.1M Annually

Bison at Mammoth Campground, May 2019

The Yellowstone economic impact on the local economy was $647.1 million in 2018, supporting 7,089 jobs, according to a new report issued by the National Park Service.

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New Yellowstone Concessionaire Housing Proposed

Yellowstone bison 2019

The National Park Service is seeking public comment about potential new Yellowstone concessionaire housing, as Xanterra and Delaware North are proposing solutions to a continual challenge.

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Sholly Outlines Yellowstone Strategic Priorities

Yellowstone Traffic Jam

After several months on the job, Superintendent Cam Sholly has issued a list of major Yellowstone strategic priorities designed to guide Park planning both in the short term and in the long term.

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Yellowstone Connectivity Upgrades Inevitable: Sholly

Cam Sholly

Reflecting on how visitors consume information these days, Superintendent Cam Sholly says Yellowstone connectivity upgrades are inevitable — and he also wants to keep them as unobtrusive as possible.

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Sholly: No Dramatic Changes in Yellowstone National Park Operations

Cam Sholly

Cam Sholly, still in his first year as superintendent, doesn’t foresee any dramatic changes in Yellowstone National Park operations, dismissing talk of limiting access to the Park in the busiest summer visitation days.

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Wenk Departure Spurs Yellowstone Transition Time

Dan Wenk

With big crowds still descending on Yellowstone and regional disputes over bison spilling into Montana, the future of America’s first National Park is under scrutiny, especially with Dan Wenk’s imminent departure as superintendent.

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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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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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Busiest Yellowstone May Visitation Ever Reported in 2018

cars at south entrance

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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