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.

Yellowstone National Park

Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, copyright QT Luong, www.terragalleria.com/parks

No more iconic park exists in the world than Yellowstone National Park, thanks to its role in launching the national parks movement, its incredible geothermal features, beautiful scenery, and rich fount of wildlife.

"State of Birds" Report Points To Value of National Parks, Other Public Lands For Birds

The Interior Department's 2011 "State of the Birds" report focuses on the importance that national parks, and other public landscapes, provide for hundreds of bird species.

Updated: New Approach to Yellowstone National Park Winter Use Wouldn't Significantly Alter Snowmobile, Snowcoach Numbers

A preferred approach by Yellowstone National Park officials to managing winter use in the park wouldn't significantly alter the number of snowmobiles or snowcoaches allowed to enter the park compared to recent years.

Reflecting On The "State Of The National Parks" In The Wake Of National Park Week

Handling endangered and threatened species and off-road vehicles, scalping campsite reservations, and the interpreting of parks by smartphone are among the things to wonder about in the wake of National Park Week.

Corporate Relations And The National Parks: Good Deal?

While corporate support can be vital to the health of national parks, whether to accept that support can be a challenging question, particularly in these times of financial stress and overall declines in charitable giving.

Fierce Winter Challenging Snow-Plowing Efforts In Glacier, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone National Parks

It's time to start a pool for those interested in guessing when key roads in Glacier, Rocky Mountain, and Yellowstone national parks will be open for summer traffic.

Tour Group Gets Up Close -- Too Close! -- To Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park

Members of a tour group got a wee bit too close to the Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park when they left the surrounding boardwalk to get some closeup photographs.

Two-Year Study Into Harlequin Ducks In Glacier National Park Getting Under Way

A two-year study into how harlequin ducks use Glacier National Park waters is getting under way with a goal of identifying factors that can boost nest success and chick survival.

Some In Congress Urge National Park Service To Find Solution for Yellowstone National Park Bison

National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis is being urged by a handful of congressional representatives to push for a solution to Yellowstone National Park's bison problem.
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Road Trip 2011: The National Park Lodges

"On the road again." That's what David and Kay Scott soon will be singing, as our lodging experts are heading out on a swing through the National Park System to update their book on national park lodges. And you're invited to tag along.

Help Yellowstone National Park's Wildlife By "Adopting" A Wolf For Mother's Day

It's that time of year again. And with Mother's Day arriving this year on May 8, you can please both mom or your wife and help Yellowstone National Park's wildlife by "adopting" a wolf from the Yellowstone Park Foundation.

Save Money On Your Next Visit To More than 100 Units of the National Park System

Interested in saving some money while enjoying the national parks? Click over to Eastern National from the Traveler and you can save 10 percent on your entire purchase of maps, guidebooks, and other interpretive materials.
The National Parks: Our American Landscape If the cover photo of The National Parks, Our American Landscape, doesn't encourage you to call in sick and head into the national parks, well, perhaps one of the hundreds of other images inside this book will.
The 10 Best of Everything National Parks: 800 Top Picks From Parks Coast to Coast (National Geographic the 10 Best of Everything) In a catchall bid to categorize the national parks, the staff at National Geographic has a new book for you just in time for National Park Week. 10 Best Everything, National Parks, is a book of lists, with the parks as a backdrop for those lists.

Just How Healthy Is National Park Food For You?

Hiking in a national park certainly is good for your health, but did you ever wonder whether that meal you purchased in the park was offsetting the benefits of that hike? In a bid to help you judge, the National Park Service is working to determine just how nutritious meals purchased in the parks are.
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Kicking Off National Park Week By Getting Dirty At Joshua Tree National Park

National Park Week arrived in Southern California with hot, dry, sunny weather, and a volunteer effort indicative of the good that can be done for national parks when the need is demonstrated.

Finding Proper Museum And Curatorial Facilities In the National Park System is No Easy Task

Across its sprawling system, the National Park Service is noticeably short of adequate museum display space and curatorial facilities. But the agency has a plan to address that.

Yellowstone National Park Bison Gain Winter Access to 75,000 Acres in Montana

An agreement being hailed as historic by some will give Yellowstone National Park bison access to 75,000 acres of land in Montana during winters, although the agreement doesn't preclude the iconic animals from being hunted or shot for going too far north of the park.

Did Heavy Snow Tamp Down Yellowstone National Park's Winter Visitation?

Too much snow might not have been a good thing at Yellowstone National Park this past winter, as park officials suggest heavy snows might have discouraged people from visiting the park.

Reader Participation Day: Is April A Good Time To Mark National Park Week?

Is April really the best month to celebrate National Park Week? After all, some northern tier parks such as Glacier, Yellowstone, and North Cascades have limited access, and many kids are in school and can't get away to the parks.

Stripping ESA Protections From Northern Rockies Wolf Packs Could Harm Yellowstone National Park Wolves

Yellowstone National Park wolves, which have brought balance to the park's ecosystem and tens of millions of dollars to its surrounding communities, could find themselves targeted by hunters if an amendment attached to the latest Continuing Resolution remains intact.

New Approach to Measuring Yellowstone National Park's 'Hotspot' Shows Much Larger Plume

A different approach to measuring the geologic hot spot that drives Yellowstone National Park's geysers, hot springs, and fumaroles depicts a plume of molten rock larger than previously thought.

Yellowstone's Ecosystem History is Written in the Bones of Long-Dead Animals

A "death assemblage" study in Yellowstone National Park has confirmed that skeletal remains accumulating on the ground provide accurate information about the park's ecological history.

Visitation Statistics for 2010 Released

The newly-released Statistical Abstract 2010 details National Park System visitation in 2010 as well as forecasts for 2011 and 2012.

Signs Indicate Federal Government Shutdown Would Save Little In National Park Circles

A shutdown of the federal government, while shuttering most of the National Park System, might not save much money, as local economies would be stung and the National Park Service still would have to maintain some presence in the parks.

Latest Studies On Yellowstone National Park's Wolf Packs Shows Stable Population

In a recent interview, contributing writer Beth Pratt and Doug Smith, who leads the Wolf Project in Yellowstone National Park, talked about wolves, elk, climate change, and the Endangered Species list.

National Park Quiz 93: Potpourri VI

We haven't had a potpourri-style quiz in a while, so let's give it a go. Answers are at the end.

Summer Special: Windshield Touring in the Western Parks

The windshield touring season will see motorists from all over America and the world converging on the scenic drives in our national parks. Here are some traverses, loops, and shuttles in the western parks that belong on anybody's short list.

Summer Special: Paddling in the National Parks

Great paddling adventures are ready to be had in the National Park System, whether you intend to spend just a few hours or a week or more on the water. Here's a look at some great choices for where to dip a paddle.
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