Yellowstone National Park News
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Yellowstone 2021 visitation statistics
January 21, 2022 | 12:10 pm
The park hosted 4,860,537 recreation visits in 2021, up 28% from 2020 (3,806,306 visits), making it the busiest year on record.
Santa Rosa man sentenced to nine months in jail for assaulting law enforcement officers in Yellowstone National Park
January 19, 2022 | 4:59 pm
United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that BENJAMIN J. BAGALA, age 27, of Santa Rosa, California pleaded guilty and was sentenced for three counts of assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees and one count of depredation against property of the United States.
28 bison transferred from Yellowstone to Fort Peck Tribes; Partners celebrate another positive step for bison conservation
January 13, 2022 | 11:10 am
Wednesday, January 12, the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Fort Peck Indian Reservation completed the transfer of 28 Yellowstone bison to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Poplar, Montana, under the Bison Conservation Transfer Program. All the bison completed Phases I & II of the brucellosis quarantine protocol at Yellowstone National Park and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) facilities and will finish assurance testing (Phase III) at Fort Peck.
Yellowstone National Park turns 150 in 2022
January 12, 2022 | 4:35 pm
March 1, 2022, marks the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Yellowstone National Park.
Update to Yellowstone’s Winter Use Plan; Decision to suspend wildlife monitoring
December 14, 2021 | 4:32 pm
Starting winter 2021/2022, Yellowstone National Park will suspend a wildlife monitoring effort because evaluations over the last decade have not substantially changed.
Yellowstone's winter season begins Dec. 15, 2021; Top 10 things to know for a winter visit
December 14, 2021 | 4:11 pm
The winter season begins in Yellowstone National Park Wednesday, Dec. 15, and most park roads will open to oversnow vehicles. Due to limited snow, travel will be restricted to snowcoaches until conditions improve.
Yellowstone visitation statistics for October 2021
November 10, 2021 | 2:01 pm
The park hosted 316,662 recreation visits in October 2021, down 12% from October 2020 (359,889 visits), which was the busiest October on record.
Yellowstone National Park seeks public comments on revised Commercial Use Authorization plans
November 9, 2021 | 12:01 pm
Yellowstone National Park asks for public comment on revised Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) and service-related operating plans that will guide commercial services in the park for the next five years.
UPDATE: Nearly all entrances and roads close in Yellowstone National Park TODAY at 7 p.m. due to expected winter weather
November 6, 2021 | 1:27 pm
Due to expected winter weather tonight through Sunday, November 7, the West, South and East entrances and all roads, with one exception, will close in Yellowstone National Park TODAY, November 6, at 7 p.m.
Nearly all entrances and roads close in Yellowstone National Park Monday, November 8, 2021
November 1, 2021 | 3:31 pm
This weekend, November 6-7, provides the last chance for visitors to drive to many iconic locations in Yellowstone. The West, South and East entrances and all roads, with one exception, will close to vehicle travel at 12:01 a.m. Monday, November 8.