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October 2017 Third Busiest on Record for Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

October 2017 marked the third busiest October in Yellowstone National Park history, a marked decline given the recent visitation trend.

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Inside Yellowstone National Park’s Executive House

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The front yard was covered in lounging elk when I pulled up in front of the Executive House at Mammoth Hot Springs a few weeks ago to interview the historic home’s new resident.

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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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Lucky Minerals Inc. Announces Investor in Yellowstone Gold Drilling Plan

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Lucky Minerals Inc. has announced an investor for its plans to drill for gold in the Paradise Valley north of Yellowstone National Park.

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One Acre Burned This Fire Season in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

Only one acre of Yellowstone National Park burned this fire season, a marked decline from 2016, which saw the most fire activity since 1988.

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NPS Weighs Peak Season Entry Fees to Yellowstone, Other Parks

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

Yellowstone National Park may have to institute peak season entry fees, raising the entrance fee from $30 to $70 per vehicle during the summer.

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Yellowstone Bison Survey Raises Questions About Central Herd

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In light of this year’s Yellowstone bison population survey, some are questioning the future of Yellowstone’s central herd, nominally untouched by slaughter efforts.

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Illinois Pair Forfeit Over $20K in Money Seized This Summer in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

Two Illinois men will forfeit over $20,000 seized after a Yellowstone ranger found marijuana in the pair’s car following a traffic stop.

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Yellowstone Seeks Public Comment On Two Ocean Plateau Trail Project

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Yellowstone National Park is soliciting public comment on a proposal to rehabilitate parts of the Trail Creek and Two Ocean Plateau hiking trails.

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