Yellowstone National Park

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News in Yellowstone

Canon Photography in the Parks Program Continues Through August

July 23, 2012, 11:01 am
Want to learn how to take a stunning national park photo? Become a master of the camera and capture the breathtaking park scenery at the Canon Photography in the Parks Program. Presented by Canon U.S.A. and American Park Network, the free, hands-on photo and video workshops continue through August—so ...

Species Spotlight: Elk

September 14, 2011, 7:04 am
By: Heather Crowley Odds are if you’ve traveled to National Parks in the West, you’ve spotted elk. These loveable ungulates reside in a multitude of America’s National Parks, including Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone and Theodore Roosevelt. Elk once lived in a much larger range, however humans killed off a large portion ...

Yellowstone Park publishes trail guide for visitors who use wheelchairs

August 12, 2011, 9:02 am
The nation's oldest national park has long offered volume-controlled public phones and sign language interpreters for its ranger programs. Even its newspaper, Yellowstone Today, is available in a Braille edition for those who need it. But until recently, Yellowstone National Park lacked an overall trail guide for visitors who use wheelchairs. That ...

Hop on the Linx Bus in Yellowstone

August 9, 2011, 2:57 pm
If you’re looking for an easy, environmentally friendly way to get around Yellowstone National Park, take a ride on the Linx. A new pilot program, the Linx Bus travels around the park and is scheduled to run through October 2nd. Bus lines run from entrance locations and travel in ...

New Program Targets Plastic Bottles In Yellowstone

May 13, 2011, 8:45 am
A national textile company has partnered with Yellowstone National Park to reduce the amount of plastic bottles being sent to landfills. The approach: turn plastic into other everyday products. The company, Universal Textile Technologies, released the following information about the partnership: At Yellowstone National Park, another sight that's as predictable ...

Spotting wolves in Yellowstone

May 13, 2011, 8:22 am
At first light, Big Blaze, a black wolf with a white chest, trotted across a distant slope, following the scent trail of the Blacktail pack. At a turnout overlooking the valley, spotting scopes set in snow were trained on the wolf. A day before, the Blacktail pack fed on an elk ...

Beartooth Highway Named Favorite Road by Readers of American Motorcyclist

April 4, 2011, 3:22 pm
Confirming what residents of and visitors to Cody, Wyo. have known for years, members of the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) have named the Beartooth Highway their favorite road in the United States. “As one half of a couple known to travel the West on motorcycle, I certainly agree with AMA’s ...

Species Spotlight: Moose

March 10, 2011, 9:50 am
When traveling to Alaska, most visitors will spend time going wildlife watching. One of the most popular animals to search for is the moose. Making their home across nearly the entire state, the animals can be spotted year round. Some of the largest moose in the world call Denali ...

National Parks Clean Up with Alternative Fuels

March 2, 2011, 9:09 am
Blue skies, pristine mountain vistas, endless open space and … choking fumes from motor vehicles? Even though the latter clearly doesn’t belong in our National Parks, maintaining their air quality has become a real challenge. With 275 million tourists visiting our National Parks each year, a tremendous number of ...

Oregon Tribes Pursue First Bison Hunt In Century

February 25, 2011, 1:08 pm
Knee deep in snow, Francis Marsh crouched behind a boulder and peered through the rifle scope at his target 40 yards away. He breathed in deeply to calm his racing heart. Picturesque mountain peaks rose behind him. The sunlight glittered off the snow, and all was quiet and still. Ever so ...

NWF Picks: Top Wildlife-Watching Spots

January 26, 2011, 6:35 am
Throughout its 75-year history, the National Wildlife Federation has fought to safeguard hundreds of habitats critical to sustaining the nation’s wildlife. Many of these places also turn out to be excellent places to see wild animals. Here are ten of NWF's favorite destinations, where visitors can get good looks ...

Grizzlies Making Strong Comeback In Yellowstone

January 24, 2011, 11:44 am
Grizzly bear numbers are up at Yellowstone National Park, which means that encounters between bears and humans are also up. The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee met today in Bozeman to discuss recovery numbers. It's a group made up of state and federal agencies that oversee wildlife in the areas in and ...

New Online Guidebook: Secrets of the Springs: Astrobiology in Yellowstone National Park

January 24, 2011, 7:42 am
A new online guidebook helps people understand how astrobiology research ties to Yellowstone National Park. The guidebook, entitled Secrets of the Springs: Astrobiology in Yellowstone National Park, features an outline of astrobiology and its three fundamental questions; a map of astrobiology-related sites in Yellowstone; and an overview of "extreme environments" ...

Winter Travel Deals at our National Parks

November 15, 2010, 5:43 am
Most budget conscious (and flexible) travelers know that some of the best travel deals are often available during the next several weeks between the peak Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Years travel period. The lucky ones, those who can make their own schedules, have extra day off in the bank, or ...

Grizzly Chases Buffalo at Yellowstone

November 4, 2010, 9:22 am
We just stumbled upon some amazing photos of a grizzly bear chasing a bison along the road in Yellowstone National Park. A passer-by heard the sound and stopped to capture 14 amazing photos of the chase in action. The bison, which had burn wounds on its body, likely from Yellowstone's ...