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It’s HOT HOT HOT in Yellowstone: Fire Danger Raised to Very High

Bacon Rind Fire Aug. 8

A hot, dry summer has led Yellowstone National Park officials to raise the fire danger rating to very high, so watch yourself if you’re hitting the Park anytime soon.

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New Yellowstone Fire Emerges; Bacon Rind Fire Keeps Growing, Albeit Slowly

Folsom Fire

We have news about a new Yellowstone fire, the Folsom Fire, while the Bacon Rind Fire on the western National Park boundary continues to grow, albeit at a very slow pace.

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Bacon Rind Fire Expansion at 383 Acres; Growth Slows

Bacon Rind Fire July 26

Bacon Rind Fire expansion is now at 393 acres, as crews may be deployed to engage the fire if it gets close enough to Highway 191 and private residences in the area.

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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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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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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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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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Yellowstone Crowds Generated Second-Busiest June in Park History

cars at south entrance

Yes, the stories about lines and traffic jams created by Yellowstone crowds are indeed true, as the National Park Service tallied 810,884 visits in June 2018, a slight increase over last year (803,652 visits) and below June 2016 (838,316 visits) numbers, which remains the busiest June ever in Yellowstone.

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