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Hayden Fire Emerges in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

With the Yellowstone National Park fire danger level upgraded last week to moderate, we’re now seeing the first fire activity of 2018, with the lightning-ignited Hayden Fire visible from the Grand Loop Road between Canyon Village and Mud Volcano.

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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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New Superintendent, Same Bison Management Policies?

bison incident

When current Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk launched an effort to remain in the post–first via public comments, then from a failed effort to retire in 2019–one of his warnings was that the Park’s bison management policies could come under fire.

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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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Victory for Opponents in Battle Against Gold Mining Exploration in Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley

Opponents of a proposed mine just north of Yellowstone National Park in Montana’s Paradise Valley won a key legal victory when Park County Judge Brenda Gilbert ruled that the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) must conduct a more extensive environmental review before issuing an gold mining exploration permit.

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Controversial Yellowstone Region Wyoming Grizzly Hunt Approved

Yellowstone National Park bears

The state Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved a controversial Wyoming grizzly hunt for the first time since 1975, as 22 bears could be killed under the plan approved today.

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Crews Burn Woody Debris Around Yellowstone’s Northeast Entrance

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

If you see smoke around the Northeast Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, don’t worry: park crews are just burning woody debris.

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MSU Offers Laser Technology for Yellowstone Lake Trout Management

spawning lake trout ynp

Laser technology from Montana State University (MSU) could help park fishery employees remove invasive lake trout from Yellowstone Lake.

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