Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park Bison Population Pegged at 3,900

Whether it was an easy spring, fewer wolves preying on them, or simply a good year, the bison herds in Yellowstone National Park have grown by about one-third since winter, according to park officials.

Two Bears -- A Grizzly and a Black Bear -- Found Dead in Yellowstone National Park

Two more bears have been lost in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, one to an apparent car collision and another to undetermined causes, according to Yellowstone National Park officials.

Experts Have No Idea Why Grizzly Bears Rampaged Through Yellowstone Area Campground, Killing One

Wildlife experts have no solid explanation for why a grizzly sow and her three cubs rampaged through a campground outside Yellowstone National Park late last month, attacking two campers before killing and partially consuming a third.

Yellowstone National Park's New Old Faithful Visitor Center to Open August 25

After two years of construction, the Old Faithful complex in Yellowstone National Park will once again have a permanent visitor center, one that offers glimpses into the park's geothermal engine.

Pocket Guides Help Explain The Nature You See in National Parks

A series of inexpensive folding pocket guides can help you easily identify some of the nature you see in national parks.

Arizona Escapee Captured Near Yellowstone National Park

One of three prison escapees from Arizona was captured Monday near Yellowstone National Park, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Alas, the Luxury Train Tour of Western National Parks Won't Even Leave the Station

If you had your heart set on spending upwards of $1,500 a day on a luxury train tour of national parks next year, you'll have to settle for either Amtrak or your own rig. It turns out that this project isn't leaving the station.

Federal Judge Overturns Federal Government's Delisting of Gray Wolf From Endangered Species Act Protection

A federal judge Thursday disagreed with the Interior Department's decision to remove Endangered Species Act protections for the gray wolf in some parts of the Rocky Mountains -- but not all -- saying the government couldn't pick and choose which wolves to delist and which not to.
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One More Bear Put Down in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park authorities on Tuesday euthanized a young black bear, the second intentionally killed this summer because it had become too used to getting food from visitors.

"Beach Fire" in Yellowstone National Park Nearly Contained

Fire bosses in Yellowstone National Park say the "Beach Fire" is nearly fully contained and has grown no larger than 520 acres.

Young Woman Dies After Being Submerged in Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park

A young woman from Taiwan has died from injuries sustained when she slipped into the Firehole River near Old Faithful, according to Yellowstone National Park officials.

Reader Participation Day: Visit Wyoming's National Parks, or Those in Washington State?

It was quite a battle last week when we asked whether you would rather visit Utah's national parks or those in California. Well, here's another head-scratcher: Would you first head to Wyoming and Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, or Washington State with Olympic, North Cascades, and Mount Rainier national parks?

John Wessels Appointed Director of National Park Service's Intermountain Region

John Wessels, who has served as the National Park Service’s Intermountain Region associate director for administration, business and technology since 2004, has been named director of the region, the largest in the agency.

Yellowstone Association Announces its Winter Lineup of Field Courses

When better than in the middle of a long, hot summer to plan your winter vacation to Yellowstone National Park? The Yellowstone Association Institute just published its winter course list to help you begin planning your getaway.

National Park Service Extends Comment Period on Proposal To Vaccinate Yellowstone Bison

A plan to use air rifles to vaccinate Yellowstone National Park bison against brucellosis apparently is more controversial than initially thought. Park Service officials say due to interest and concerns over the project, they're extending the comment period on the draft Environmental Impact Statement another 60 days.

"Beach Fire" In Yellowstone National Park Nearly 50% Contained

Somewhat favorable weather conditions -- low winds, temperatures in the 70s, 20-some percent humidity -- are helping firefighters in their efforts to contain the Beach Fire in Yellowstone National Park.

Vice President Biden Heading to Yellowstone, Grand Canyon National Parks

While President Obama headed to Acadia National Park last weekend for a three-day vacation, Vice President Biden is heading to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Canyon National Park to check up on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects.

Yellowstone National Park Officials Offer Six -- 6 -- Alternatives For Winter-Use Plan

Yellowstone National Park officials, obviously looking to show some flexibility, are offering six alternatives for how best to manage winter-use in the park, ranging from plowing roads and phasing out snowmobiles in lieu of snowcoaches to completely banning over-the-snow travel.

Bison That Charged Yellowstone National Park Visitors Was Provoked

The other day two hikers in the Biscuit Basin area of Yellowstone National Park were charged by a bison, and one was head-butted and flipped into the air. Initially, the park's report sounded as if the bison attacked unprovoked. But this video shows differently.

Update: Yellowstone's Beach Fire is Now Over 500 Acres

Firefighters continue to battle the fire that started in Yellowstone National Park last Sunday near Beach Lake. By late Wednesday night the fire was 515 acres in size and was less than 25% contained. All park roads, entrances, and facilities remain open and no trails or backcountry campsites are impacted.

"Beach Fire" In Yellowstone National Park Nearing 400 Acres

A fire burning in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park not far from the Bridge Bay Campground was nearing 400 acres in size, park officials said Tuesday.

Body of Missing Oklahoma Man Found in Yellowstone National Park

The body of an Oklahoma man who vanished into the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park during the Memorial Day Weekend has been found not far from where he left his rental car, park officials said Tuesday.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Agrees Whitebark Pine Trees Might Need ESA Protection

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials announced Tuesday that the agency will take a closer look at whether whitebark pine trees, a key food source for some grizzly bear populations as well as birds and squirrels, need protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Crews Battling 150-acre Fire in Yellowstone National Park South of Bridge Bay

Crews on the ground and in the air were battling a 150-acre wildfire in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park on Monday.

Independent Review Calls on National Park Service To Bolster Its Natural Resource Stewardship and Science

National Park Service managers must do a better job "to advance natural resource stewardship and science" throughout the agency, according to an independent review of the Park Service's Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate.

One More Request For Your Help In Keeping The Traveler On-line

As we bring an end to our week-long fund-raising drive to keep the Traveler on-line, we'd like to thank the many readers who responded with donations, and make a final request to those sitting on the fence.

Biscuit Basin In Yellowstone National Park Reopens With New Boardwalk

After nearly four months of cutting decking and pounding nails, a new boardwalk through the colorful Biscuit Basin thermal area in Yellowstone National Park has reopened to the public.

Angler Dies After Falling Into Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park

An angler from Iowa died in Yellowstone National Park after falling into the Yellowstone River near Mud Volcano, according to park officials.

Motorcylist Dies in Head-on Collision in Yellowstone National Park, Passenger Injured

A head-on collision between a motorcycle and a motor-home in Yellowstone National Park has left a Minnesota man dead and a young girl hospitalized, park officials reported today.

Trolley Tours Come To Crater Lake National Park

Glacier National Park has its Red Jammers, Yellowstone National Park has its National Park Buses, and now Crater Lake National Park has its trolleys.
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