Tag Archives: winter

Tracking the Wild Ermine in Yellowstone National Park

Ermine in Yellowstone

Here's something you don't see every day: an ermine streaking through the snow at Lake Butte, captured by the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory webcam set up to provide a live view toward Steamboat Point, Mary Bay and the north shore of Yellowstone Lake.

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Could Lack of Vendor Kill Snowcoach Service From East Entrance?

Antelope Fire

Antelope Fire

Cody and Wyoming officials have been fighting for years to maintain snowcoach service and snowmobile access from Yellowstone National Park's East Entrance, but the private market may end up being much more influential than any National Park Service bureaucrat.

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NPS to Study Future of Old Faithful Area, But Only One Solution Exists: Open Access Year-Round

Old Faithful Inn

Old Faithful Inn

The National Park Service has announced plans for a new long-term management plan for the Old Faithful area. Given budget restrictions and other limitations on what can be done, there's only one realistic change that could increase access without impacting the natural resources in the area: Open access to the Old Faithful area year-round.

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Heavy Snow Force Closure of Yellowstone National Park Roads

Yellowstone in Winter

Heavy spring snows have caused National Park Service officials to close down most of the roads within Yellowstone National Park, as a foot of new snow fell in a two-hour stretch, toppling power lines and causing all sorts of havoc.

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Yellowstone Bison Population Up This Winter

Bison

bisonA National Park Service estimate of bison in Yellowstone National Park pegs the number at 3,000, an increase over 2009's estimated bison population.

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Shaping the Future Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone

Yellowstone Bison

The public has until March 30 to suggest what should be included in the next winter-use plan for Yellowstone National Park, but public meetings and comments from officials give us some idea of what could be included. We look at some of the pubic input.

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Group Pitches Plowing of Road Between West Yellowstone, Old Faithful

Yellowstone in Winter

A group is petitioning the National Park Service to plow the highway between West Yellowstone and Old Faithful year-round, much the same as the road between Gardiner and Cooke City is plowed all winter long.

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Planning a Winter Trip to Yellowstone? Here’s What to Expect

Winter in Yellowstone

Winter Cross-Country Skiing
 
A visit during the winter season shows a completely different -- and refreshing -- side of the Park. Parts of the Park are dormant, as many species retreat into dens and nests for hibernation. But other parts seem even more majestic than during the summer months.

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Winter season off to strong start

Yellowstone in Winter, Bombardier, snowcoach

Visitation to Yellowstone National Park this winter season is off to a strong start, with the December numbers up more than 10 percent over 2008 -- but snowmobile usage continues to be on a downward trend and doesn't come close to reaching daily limits.

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Snow Makes for a Wonderful Winter Opening

Antelope Fire

Yellowstone snowcoach

Mother Nature came to the rescue and blanketed parts of Yellowstone National Park with almost two feet of new snow, clearing the way for Park personnel to officially open the Park for the winter season today.

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