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Yellowstone Visitation in August Down Year to Year

Busy Boardwalk at Norris Geyser Basin.

Yellowstone visitation in August 2018 was down some 11 percent when compared to August 2017, as hot and dry weather may have impacted the overall recreational numbers.

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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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Officials Ponder How to Handle High Visitation to Yellowstone

bison jam swan lake flat 2016

With the approach of the summer season, one thing is certain: there’s going to be a lot of people in Yellowstone National Park.

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Greater Yellowstone Coalition Symposium Tackles Recreation

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

At a symposium in Bozeman, Montana, members of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition discussed public lands health and access.

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Forest Service Close to Acquiring Land for Yellowstone Area Wildlife

Yellowstone elk mammoth april 2018

Progress is being made on acquiring nearly 600 acres of land north of Gardiner, Montana for Yellowstone area wildlife like elk.

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Yellowstone Elk Herd Continues to Grow

Yellowstone elk herd

The Yellowstone National Park elk herd in the Northern Range has grown since last year, according to park and Montana biologists.

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Study Warns Yellowstone Gateway Communities Could Lose Revenue Due to Fee Hike

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A new study warns gateway communities around Yellowstone National Park could lose millions in visitor spending if the National Park Service raises entrance fees.

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YGBC Ramps Up Call for Yellowstone-Area Mining Ban

Paradise Valley

The Yellowstone Gateway Business Coalition (YGBC) is ramping up calls for a mining ban in the Paradise Valley outside Yellowstone National Park.

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Yellowstone and Grand Teton Sell More Interagency Annual Passes Following Last Fee Hike

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

Since the last National Park Service fee hike, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks have sold more all-parks passes than any other in the National Park System.

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NPS Approves Yellowstone NEON Monitoring Site

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The National Park Service has approved the construction of a National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) site on Yellowstone’s Blacktail Deer Plateau.

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