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Much needed rain brings relief to Yellowstone National Park, which means the park is less dangerous and restrictive for the final weeks of the summer season. Recent weather has finally brought moisture to northwest Wyoming. Rain showers and thunderstorms saturated the ground at a critical time, particularly in Yellowstone National Park. During the week of…

After an incredibly dry June and its first fire of the season, Yellowstone joins the rest of northwest Wyoming by implementing Stage One fire restrictions. On July 1st, Yellowstone officials announced Stage One Fire Restrictions were enacted throughout the entire park. Unfortunately, the restrictions were accompanied by raising the park’s fire danger level from High…

Within a week of Yellowstone National Park raising its fire danger, a small lightning-strike fire was reported and immediately suppressed due to its location. Yellowstone officials announced the park’s first wildfire of the Summer 2021 season. The Elk Creek Fire was caught and put out so quickly it hasn’t even received an InciWeb page. The…

In two weeks, the fire danger in Yellowstone National Park jumped from Low to High – a foreboding sign for an increasingly hot and dry Summer 2021. June 2021 has been hot and dry throughout Wyoming, and Yellowstone is no exception. As a result, much of the state has become a tinder box waiting for…

The Hancock Fire was discovered Monday morning in the southeast corner of Yellowstone, by a ranger on a backcountry patrol near Heart Lake. It was discovered by a ranger on backcountry patrol. The fire is only 0.1 acre in size, so far only affecting a single tree in the area. The situation has been analyzed…

How dry is Wyoming? A video posted on YouTube is perhaps the starkest example of the current dryness pervading the state. That’s Bowhunting is a channel that showcases bowhunting on public lands throughout several states, including Wyoming. One of their recent posts is entitled “Wyoming Archery Antelope Ends in a Blaze. Regular host JC Navarro…

Yellowstone is highly dry. The park wide wildland fire danger for the entirety of Yellowstone National Park has been raised to “High” meaning conditions are right for things to ignite and “burn, baby, burn.” There are no active wildland fires in the park currently, but this can and often does suddenly change. While lightning strikes…

It’s still burning, but it’s under control. Yesterday, at the Sheep Mountain Day Use Area in Buffalo Bill State Park, several local and state officials gathered to give an update to Wapiti residents on the Lost Creek Fire which broke out near the Buffalo Bill and Rim Rock Ranches. At this point, the fire has…


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