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Want to keep your teenager out of the house this summer? Give them to Yellowstone. The Park is now recruiting for the 2020 Youth Conservation Corp, a residential work-based education program for young men and women between the ages of 15 and 18. Corps members work together with National Park Service staff to complete a…

A coyote tried to bite off more than it could chew yesterday in Yellowstone. At 9:50 am yesterday, park dispatch responded to a call of a woman bitten by a coyote near Canyon Village. The 43-year old woman was apparently cross-country skiing the Grand Loop near the South Rim Drive when the attack occurred. The…

Yellowstone wants to commemorate a quarter of a century of change by taking your questions. The park has announced a series of live Q&A’s in March all about wolves and their impact on the park. Every Tuesday at 11 am MST, Yellowstone staff and scientists will take questions posted on their Facebook page on several…

Two citizens were officially honored by Yellowstone’s superintendent, but for an unorthodox reason. This past September, Frank and Terry Dinovi were staying at the Mammoth Campground. While there, Terry, a registered nurse, witnessed an incident of apparent child abuse and neglect. Being trained to identify child abusers and their victims, Terry and Frank reported their…

After a quarter of a century, Yellowstone celebrates one of the most significant and controversial decisions in its history. 2020 is the 25-year anniversary of the reintroduction of wolves to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The decision came after Yellowstone’s wolves had been hunted to regional extinction almost a century prior. The first truck carrying wolves…

The two men who trespassed on Old Faithful have faced justice. Eric Schefflin of Colorado and Ryan Goetz of New York, both in their twenties, plead guilty to the violation of thermal trespass at the Yellowstone Justice Center in Mammoth Hot Springs. Both men walked across the incredibly fragile thermal surface around Old Faithful to…

Two of Yellowstone’s iconic wolves are dead due to tourist negligence. The National Park Service released a report from an incident on November 19th of this year when two wolf pups of the Junction Butte Pack were hit by a vehicle between Tower Junction and the Northeast Entrance. It was determined that the pups were…

Yellowstone rumbled a bit this weekend. The United States Geologic Survey reported two minor earthquakes in the park this weekend. They both occurred within a 15-mile radius of Old Faithful. The first was a magnitude 3.2 at 7:29 Saturday night, at a depth of about 2.1 miles. This was followed by a magnitude 3.5 Sunday…

It’s officially winter – in Yellowstone, at least. Yellowstone has announced that December 15th will be the first day of the 2019-2020 Winter Season. This means that roads are now open to commercially-guided snowmobiles and snowcoaches. The North, West, and South Entrances will be ready for snow traffic on the 15th. Over-snow travel from the…

Yellowstone is at loggerheads with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility over WIFI. PEER published a press release in response to Yellowstone’s proposal to install more WIFI antennas in the more developed parts of the park, such as Old Faithful and Canyon Village. PEER raises a number of perceived issues. Mainly, that it violates the park’s…


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