CASPER, Wyo. — A nearly two-year effort to protect about 1,600 acres of wildlife habitat next to Yellowstone National Park from industrial gold mining was completed Sunday, according to a release Monday from the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. The campaign raised $6.25 million from thousands of donors nationwide to purchase the mineral rights, leases and claims […]
Camping isn’t for everybody, and lodging in the gateway communities and parks themselves has far outpaced inflation. Visitors and officials weigh in on whether the middle class is being priced out.
Two years after a tragedy on Shoshone Lake, rangers reveal details of the search for two lost canoeists, including one who remains missing.
CASPER, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park reported a significant increase in recreational visits this August, with numbers reaching 846,389. This figure shows a 45% increase from the previous year’s August total of 582,211 and a 3% bump from August 2019, which saw 820,006 visits. The upward trend isn’t limited to August alone. In 2023, the […]
As visitation grows, GTNP is looking for input on how users view management instead of proposing specific plans like timed-entry or park reservations.
CASPER, Wyo. — The annual elk mating season, widely known as the rut, has started in Yellowstone National Park, and park officials are issuing stern warnings to visitors to keep their distance and prioritize safety. During this season, bull elk are especially unpredictable and can act aggressively, posing risks to those who get too close. […]
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — A new National Park Service report shows that 3.3 million visitors to Yellowstone in 2022 spent $452 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 6,234 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $600 million. “Since 1916, the National Park Service […]
CASPER, Wyo. — Dan Stahler has been selected as the new leader of Yellowstone National Park’s Wolf Project. A 21-year veteran of the National Park Service, Stahler succeeds Doug Smith, who retired at the end of December 2022, according to a news release by Yellowstone National Park. “Dan is a proven leader with the scientific experience, […]
Park officials are soliciting public comment on the plan, which comes on the heels of a tumultuous year for bison and people who hunt them.
Two national forest systems and Grand Teton National Park are seeking to raise the costs of camping, backpacking and more.
The EPA must reconsider its disapproval of Wyoming’s plan regarding emissions from the Wyodak power plant, and this time it must give Wyoming’s plan the consideration it deserves under the law, the U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit ruled Aug. 15.
Scientific evidence still lacks, but signs point toward an illegal introduction of nonnative trout in already restored Soda Butte Creek.
CASPER, Wyo. — The National Park Service is exploring different ways of managing bison populations at Yellowstone National Park by releasing a draft Environmental Impact Statement for a Bison Management Plan. This plan, outlined in the draft EIS, encompasses a diverse range of actions to manage bison within the park while considering various ecological and […]
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park, in coordination with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and Custer Gallatin National Forest, will resume the Soda Butte Creek Native Fish Restoration Project near the Northeast Entrance Aug. 14–18 to remove newly discovered nonnative brook trout. The fish restoration project concluded in 2016 after nonnative brook trout were completely […]
All public comments must be submitted by Sept. 4.
Yellowstone invites visitors to join them on a indigenous narrative experience.
Visitors are invited to learn about the presence of American Indian Tribes in the Yellowstone region
The parkwide fire danger level for Yellowstone is now high.
Visitor numbers are bouncing back after last year’s flooding.
Always stay more than 25 yards away from bison, park staff said.
Yellowstone preserves the most important bison herd in the United States, says Yellowstone Forever.
Each violation is a Class B misdemeanor that could include up to a $5,000 fine and/or six months in jail.
About 75–100 large animals are struck by vehicles each year in Grand Teton National Park.