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Yellowstone National Park

A Backcountry Jewel

Imperial Geyser doesn't garner the acclaim of Yellowstone National Park's more renowned front-country geysers, such as Old Faithful, Grand or Castle, but it's worth a visit.

Located off the Fairy Falls Trail, the geyser was "discovered" in 1927, named through a contest involving the National Editorial Association, and was thought to have one of the greatest discharges of water per eruption at roughly 878,000 gallons.

Though Imperial went dormant from September 1929 until August 1966, it's still spouting these days, though probably not much more than 25-30 feet in height.

Kurt Repanshek

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.

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.

Mr. Hornaday's War: How A Peculiar Zookeeper Waged A Lonely Crusade For Wildlife That Changed The World

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.

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