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Yellowstone National Park

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W.Y.D.O.T. and Yellowstone National Park confirm the Beartooth Highway is entirely open for the first time since its “opening day” in late May, but there are still full nighttime closures all summer. U.S. Highway 212 – the Beartooth Highway – is again open to tourist traffic. But getting to this opening was no small task.…

Yellowstone National Park announced today that Mount Doane will now be known as “First Peoples Mountain.” The announcement follows a “15-0” vote affirming the name change. Approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN), this federal body is responsible for maintaining “uniform geographic name usage” throughout the government. First Peoples Mountain, a 10,551-foot peak,…

A record-breaking streak may be over for Yellowstone National Park, as visitation numbers from the first big summer weekend show significantly fewer vehicles entering than in years past. The 150th summer season at Yellowstone is well underway. All of the roads and amenities in the park are open, including the recently completed Dunraven Pass, and…

The current status of the American bison is “it’s complicated,” as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces a twelve-month endangered species status review. On Monday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it is conducting a review of the conservation status of the plains bison – the specific species of bison native to the…

CORRECTION (June 1, 2022, 12:52 p.m. MT) A previous version of this article overstated the extent of the woman’s injuries. According to NBC News, the woman in fact survived being gored by the bison at Yellowstone. She was not killed but her current condition is unknown. The 25-year-old Ohio woman succumbed to multiple injuries –…

Adverse weather kept W.Y.D.O.T. busy this weekend, as crews saved stranded drivers while clearing major highways of several feet of snow and falling rocks. Memorial Day 2022 was wet and cold in northwest Wyoming. However, the weather was severe enough that many drivers got caught in the snow at higher elevations, needing help from W.Y.D.O.T.…

After two years of intense construction, one of Yellowstone’s most scenic and vital roads, Dunraven Pass, officially reopened in time to celebrate the park’s 150th anniversary. A cold, rainy day gave way to spectacular sunshine at one of the most scenic pullouts on the Dunraven Pass. Rangers and politicians assembled to attend the road’s ribbon-cutting…

Private landowners in the Bighorn Basin have a chance to help with large-scale conservation projects for big game by improving habitat on their properties. U.S.D.A.’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (N.R.C.S.) in Wyoming is currently accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program Big Game Conservation. E.Q.I.P. is a voluntary Farm Bill program that provides financial…

Friday, May 27, will be a day of highway openings, as three scenic drives in northwest Wyoming – the Beartooth Highway, U.S. 14A, and the Dunraven Pass in Yellowstone – are opening for Summer 2022. May 27 could be considered the official start of the summer in northwest Wyoming. By that time, all major roads…

With Yellowstone National Park amid its 150th anniversary, the superintendents of Yellowstone and Grand Teton celebrate “fantastic” partners in Cody and the other gateways in Wyoming and Montana. Monday, May 23, was the 70th National Parks Day in Cody. As in years past, chamber members of the Cody Club gathered to hear the superintendents of…


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