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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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Lee Whittlesey Reflects on Long Yellowstone Career

Lee Whittlesey

During a nearly 50-year career at Yellowstone National Park, Lee Whittlesey drew inspiration from the act of Congress establishing the National Park Service: “… to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment ...

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Former Greater Yellowstone Coalition Head Donates Papers to MSU

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

Mike Clark, former executive director of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, has donated his papers to Montana State University (MSU) in Bozeman.

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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Announced for Grand Teton National Park

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

Stage 1 fire restrictions have been announced for Grand Teton National Park and other parts of the Jackson, Wyoming area.

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June Fire Burning 13 Miles From East Entrance of Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

A large fire is burning just outside Yellowstone National Park’s East Entrance—and could close both the entrance and the highway if it spreads any further north.

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Crews Work to Insulate Yellowstone National Park from Wildfires

Crews at Buffalo Fire September 1, 2016

With summer about halfway over, fire crews in Yellowstone National Park are working to mitigate the danger of severe blazes.

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Yellowstone Officials Predict Average Fire Season in 2017

Maple Fire September 10, 2016

Yellowstone officials expect 2017 to be an “average” fire season, especially if the summer stays as dry as it has so far.

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Yellowstone History: Sportsman Lake Patrol Cabin

Newly completed Sportsman Lake patrol cabin;Photographer unknown;After 1988

Most visitors to Yellowstone National Park have probably never seen the Sportsman Lake patrol cabin.

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Study Uses 1988 Yellowstone Fires To Measure Future Bark Beetle Vulnerability In Western Forests

whitebark pine 2015

A new forest study is using the 1988 Yellowstone fires to map out whether burned forests are more susceptible to bark beetle outbreaks  in the future.

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Buffalo Complex Fires Grow In Yellowstone, Thumb Fire Suppressed

maple fire august 14 2016

The Buffalo Complex in Yellowstone National Park continues to grow, as firefighting continues across the Park.

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