Yellowstone National Park

Reader Participation Day: What Brings You To Yellowstone, Wildlife Or Water Works?

When you sit down to plan your vacation to Yellowstone National Park, do you think first of where best you can view wildlife, or strategize how best to visit all of the park's geothermal areas?

Reader Participation Day: Have Campground Or Lodging Reservations Gotten Too Hard to Obtain In Some National Parks?

Has the difficulty in obtaining a reservation for either a campsite or lodge room in a national park become too much hassle to deal with in some cases?

Glacier National Park Embarking on Long-term Grizzly Bear Study

Without doubt Glacier National Park is in the heart of one of the wildest ecosystems in the lower 48 United States -- the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem. But how wild is it when it comes to grizzly bears? A new study will help answer that question.

Some Numbers To Keep in Mind When Reviewing Yellowstone National Park's Winter-Use Plan

Trumpeter swans, Yellowstone National Park, copyright Kurt Repanshek
For more than a decade the debate over how winter in Yellowstone National Park should be enjoyed has dragged on. The latest comment period on the park's proposal for winter-use comes to an end next month. Here are some numbers to keep in mind when studying this issue.

First Day Of Summer Is Free One in The National Park System

Coinciding with the first day of summer is another entrance-fee-free-day in the National Park System.

Birding in the National Parks: An Introduction

Birders are a strange bunch of critters. I can say that because I’m one of them. We tend to carry around enough optical equipment to make the guys that were hunting Osama bin Laden jealous. We think eating breakfast at 3 a.m. in the summer is perfectly normal. We tend to travel…a lot

Registration for Winter Yellowstone Association Field Courses Starts Wednesday For Association Members

Members of the Yellowstone Association get a week's head start over non-members when registration for winter courses in Yellowstone National Park opens on Wednesday.

Chimani Adds Great Smoky Mountains National Park To Its Library of National Park Phone Apps

Add Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the number of national park apps Chimani has in its growing library.

Adult Grizzly Struck and Killed By Motorist In Yellowstone National Park

A late-night collision between a grizzly bear and a vehicle in Yellowstone National Park killed the bear, according to park officials.

Pick Your Park At National Parks Traveler

Looking for information to help you plan your national park vacation? Today the Traveler is rolling out the first in a series of "park profile" pages to help you with your homework.

Plan Crafted To Address Threats To Whitebark Pine Forests in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Threats posed by an imported disease and a tiny beetle to vital stands of whitebark pine trees near the roof of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are to be addressed by a multi-tiered approach developed by the Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee.
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Where Can You See Wildlife Right Now: Wolves, Bison and Bears in Yellowstone National Park

Spring is a great time to spot wildlife in Yellowstone National Park, and in the park the Lamar Valley is a particularly good spot to find yourself in right about now if you want to see wolves, bison, elk, and possibly grizzly bears.

Bison Hazing Could Snarl Traffic in Yellowstone National Park This Week

Traveling into Yellowstone National Park this weekend from West Yellowstone? Watch out for wranglers herding hundreds of bison back into the park.

Road From Mammoth To Tower Reopened In Yellowstone National Park

Five days after a rock slide closed the road from Mammoth Hot Springs to Tower Junction in Yellowstone National Park, crews managed to reopen the route Wednesday afternoon.

Enjoy The National Parks This Summer...But Don't Overlook Your Safety

With the summer travel season officially here, millions of folks will be heading out into the National Park System in the coming months. If you're one of them, just remember to be mindful of your safety, and that of your family and friends.

Crews Working To Clear Rock Slide in Yellowstone National Park

Crews were making progress Sunday at clearing away a rock slide that had isolated the northeastern corner of Yellowstone National Park, but no estimate was given as to when the road between Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower Junction would be reopened.

Odds and Ends From Around the National Parks To Kickoff The Summer Travel Season

With spring still on its way to the Rockies and High Sierra, and summer well under way in some parts of the country, this seems a perfect time to honor all 2010 Appalachian Trail thru-hikers, consider ways to support national parks, and look at ways to enjoy the parks.

NPCA Leading Petition Drive To Protect Funding for National Parks

From time to time we get asked by readers what can they do to help the National Park Service out? Well, today you can sign a petition being circulated by the National Parks Conservation Association urging Congress to safeguard national park funding.

Study Points To Value Of Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem For Future of Wolverines

A four-year search for wolverines in Yellowstone National Park and the ecosystem neighboring the eastern half of the park detected surprisingly few of the carnivores, but concluded that the park has increasingly valuable habitat that could help the species avoid extinction in the contiguous United States.

The Boardwalks of Yellowstone National Park

Every year, thousands of pairs of feet anxiously scurry across more than 14 miles of Yellowstone National Park’s iconic, wooden boardwalk system, eager to ferry their owners to an up close and personal glimpse of hundreds of natural hydrothermal springs, geysers and waterfalls.

Marking 'Endangered Species Day' In the National Park System

Across the National Park System there are successes to note in pulling species back from the brink of extinction. But there also are stories to lament.

Reader Participation Day: Is It Appropriate For Artillery To Be Used to Control Avalanches In Yellowstone National Park?

Do you think it's appropriate, and in the best interests of its mandate, for the National Park Service to be using artillery to control avalanches in Yellowstone National Park?

East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park To Open On Limited Basis

Yellowstone National Park officials, anxious to get the park's East Entrance Road open to traffic but conscious of avalanche potential along Sylvan Pass, plan to allow traffic along it on a limited basis beginning Wednesday.

More Road Work in Yellowstone National Park's Future As Engineers Eye A Nearly 16-Mile Section of the Grand Loop Road

Yellowstone National Park officials are proposing to rebuild a nearly 16-mile stretch of the Grand Loop Road in the northern half of the park, a demanding project that will take more than a year to accomplish if approved.

Ruminating On Unexploded Ordnance, Climate Change, And Maintaining Winter Access To Yellowstone National Park

One doesn't typically worry about coming across an unexploded howitzer round when visiting a national park. But it could happen at Yellowstone National Park.

Warm Weather, Heavy Snowpack Leads To Avalanches Closing Yellowstone National Park's East Entrance

A combination of warmer weather and a heavy snowpack has generated a series of avalanches that have closed the east entrance road in Yellowstone National Park

Reader Participation Day: Has The National Park Service Been Led Astray By Congress and Become A Catchall Agency?

Earlier this week we had a spirited discussion of whether the National Park Service needs to add a site to honor Cesar Chavez, who orchestrated the farm labor movement in the 1960s. That discussion nips at a larger question: Has Congress led the Park Service astray and turned it into a catchall agency?

Yellowstone National Park Officials Slowly Setting Corralled Bison Free

Hundreds of bison that have been penned up for much of the winter rather than being allowed to follow ingrained migrational urges into Montana are slowly being released into Yellowstone National Park.

Discounted Campsites On the Way in June to Mark 'National Great Outdoors Month'

To help encourage folks to get out and enjoy National Great Outdoors Month in June, a wide array of campgrounds across the country, many close to national parks, are offering a 20 percent discount on camping fees.
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