Photography In The National Parks: Reading The Book Of Nature

National parks are a great place to experience wildlife in their natural element, and to photograph them. But at times the plight of nature can generate pangs of helplessness, as nature photographer Deby Dixon realized in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.

Public Comment Period Extended On Cell Phone Tower Proposal At Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park officials have extended for 30 days the public comment period on a proposal to erect a 100-foot-tall cell tower to serve the Lake and Fishing Bridge areas of the park.

Were Seven Killed Wolves With Ties To Yellowstone National Park Targeted By Hunters?

Wolves roaming Yellowstone National Park don't discriminate between park drainages, meadows, and woods and those features in the national forests rimming the park. They head where the scent takes them, and when they do, they sometimes find themselves in the gunsights of hunters. Such was the case recently for seven wolves whose lives came to an end in the forests outside Yellowstone.

Interns Helping National Park Service Study Climate Change At Lassen Volcanic National Park And In Rocky Mountain Forests

Food chains in alpine lakes in parks such as Lassen Volcanic National Park and changing fire regimes at Rocky Mountain parks such as Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Teton, and Rocky Mountain, are among the climate-change studies under way in the park system.

More Than 300,000 Lake Trout Hauled Out Of Yellowstone Lake This Year In Yellowstone National Park

Fish fry, anyone? That could have been the question at Yellowstone National Park this year, where crews removed more than 300,000 non-native lake trout from Yellowstone Lake in a bid to protect smaller endemic cutthroat trout.

Yellowstone National Park Staffer Blends Armed Forces Veteran With Park Service Career

These days Dan Hottle works in the public affairs office at Yellowstone National Park. But prior to his Park Service career, he was a Marine on active duty in the Middle East. Join him in honoring other armed forces veterans in the national parks during the Veterans Day Weekend.

Most Yellowstone National Park Roads Closed For Winter

Gates will be blocking access to most roads in Yellowstone National Park today, as the park is readying for the winter season by ending wheeled-vehicle access for the coming months.

National Parks Traveler's Essential Friends, Celebrating National Park Friends Groups

Earlier this year National Parks Traveler broke ground with Essential Friends, an initiative created to celebrate the great work of national park friends groups. While the publication has been available in PDF format, we now offer it to you as a flip book. Enjoy!

Eight National Park Lodges Join Historic Hotels Of America

Eight national park lodges have joined Historic Hotels of America, a program affiliated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Ghostly Tales From The National Parks: Who's Haunting The Old Faithful Inn In Yellowstone?

The Old Faithful Inn is an incredible log cabin, one of the largest in the world, and more than a century old. It is also a great place for ghosts.

Reader Participation Day: What Are You Reading?

As summer gives way to fall, and fall to winter, we usually have more time to read, as there's less daylight outside. So what related to the national parks are you reading these days?

"Can You Hear Me Now?" Verizon Wants To Erect Cell Tower Near Lake In Yellowstone National Park

Is cell service in Yellowstone National Park important enough to you that a 100-foot cell tower should be erected near the Lake area in the park?

Five "Lodging And Learning" Packages Available In Yellowstone National Park This Winter

Five "lodging and learning" packages are available to visitors heading to Yellowstone National Park this winter.

Yellowstone National Park Proposing To Improve Heart Lake And Basin Creek Cutoff Trails

Yellowstone National Park officials are seeking public comments on a proposal to complete routine trail work on segments of the Heart Lake and Basin Creek Cutoff trails in the southeastern corner of the park.

Trails I've Hiked: Imperial And Spray Geysers Via Fairy Falls In Yellowstone National Park

A towering, wispy waterfall, one of Yellowstone National Park's tallest, and two backcountry geysers via the same trail? That's what you get when you leave the Fairy Falls Trailhead.

You Can Feel It In The Air, See It In The Landscape

It was obvious in the reds and oranges flecking the forests, the crispness of the air, and even in the slow gait of the old bison. Summer's long gone in Yellowstone National Park, and winter isn't far off.

Trails I've Hiked: Monument Geyser Basin In Yellowstone National Park

Most visitors to Yellowstone National Park are familiar with the Upper, Lower, and Midway geyser basins, but how many these days have made the trek to a basin that once, thanks to its oddly shaped spires and acidic hot springs, was another must-see attraction for park visitors?

Native Cutthroat Trout Restoration Continues In Yellowstone National Park On Elk Creek

Across the National Park System, habitat restoration efforts seem to be ongoing daily, and specific projects can take years to complete. One such project is ongoing in Yellowstone National Park, where crews are working to restore native Yellowstone cutthroat trout to streams.

Fall In Yellowstone ... Means Winter And Road Closures Aren't Far Off

Fall visits to national parks can often turn out to be some of the best of the year. You can smell the seasonal change in the air, see it in the reds, browns, yellows and golds flecking the hillsides, feel it in the leaves crunching beneath your feet, and hear it in the bugling elk.

Google Maps: More Travelers Are Interested In Death Valley Than Yellowstone

So, are more Americans looking for a vacation in Death Valley National Park than, say, Yellowstone National Park? The folks at Google Maps might have you think so.

Obama Administration Report Says "Sequestration" Would Cut $218 Million From NPS Budget

Unless Congress averts a staggering budget "sequestration" early next year the National Park System will be devastated by underfunding that could force the Park Service to shutter more than 100 parks, according to the National Parks Conservation Association.

Not Too Early To Reserve Your Winter Vacation In Yellowstone National Park

It's not-quite-mid-September, leaves are only starting to turn in some parts of the country, the furnace hasn't kicked on yet...but it's not too early to plan your winter adventure in Yellowstone National Park.

Groups Seek To Overturn Decision To Delist Wolves In Wyoming

Not two weeks after Interior Department officials announced their decision to remove Endangered Species Act protection from wolves throughout most of Wyoming, a handful of conservation groups has announced its intention to sue the government over the move.
Mr. Hornaday William Temple Hornaday was a very extraordinary man who we should be honoring for his crusade to save wildlife, including bison, and yet history shunted him off to a dusty side table until Stefan Bechtel happened accidentally upon him.

Scientific Progress Could Help Share Yellowstone National Park's Pure-Bred Bison With Other Sites

One small bison calf born in New York is causing a big stir in the wildlife conservation and scientific community, and for good reason. He could represent a breakthrough in efforts to introduce genetically pure bison from Yellowstone National Park to other parts of the country.

EPA Raises Concerns Over Yellowstone National Park's Winter-Use Calculations

The lexicon built around enjoying the winter season in Yellowstone National Park grew this year when park officials coined "transportation events" to help define the impacts of snowmobiles and snowcoaaches. But that phrase has even Environmental Protection Agency officials scratching their heads over exactly what it represents.

With Wolves Being Delisted, NPS Asked To Protect Them In John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway

In the wake Friday of the federal government's removal of wolves from Endangered Species Act protection in Wyoming, National Park Service officials were being asked to act to prevent the predators from being hunted in the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway.

Yellowstone National Park Seeking Additional Public Comment On Winter-Use Plan

Yellowstone National Park officials, while going through the regulatory process to extend the "one-year rule" guiding over-snow traffic in the park for the coming winter, are also seeking additional public comment on their draft winter-use management plan.

Wildfires And Smoke Increase In Yellowstone National Park, Forecast Could Bring Help From Above

Late-August's weather conditions -- hot, dry weather with gusting winds -- have allowed wildfires and their smoke to increase in Yellowstone National Park, but the weather forecast holds some promise for help from above.