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Yellowstone National Park News

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  • Yellowstone National Park receives funding from Great American Outdoors Act for $118 million replacement of Yellowstone River Bridge

    March 23, 2023 | 2:46 pm

    Yellowstone National Park recently awarded an approximately $118 million construction contract to replace the structurally deficient Yellowstone River Bridge on the Northeast Entrance Road near Tower Junction. Funded by the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), this project will preserve year-round public access to and from the park’s Northeast Entrance and communities of Silver Gate and Cooke City, Montana.

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  • Yellowstone National Park announces selection of park concessioner to provide automotive and retail services

    March 13, 2023 | 1:46 pm

    Yellowstone National Park announced today the selection of Yellowstone Park Service Stations, Inc. (YPSS) as the concessioner for the new contract (CC-YELL004-23) to provide automotive and retail services in the park. This contract will be effective for 10 years from Nov. 1, 2023, to Oct. 31, 2033.

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  • Biologist spots Yellowstone National Park’s first grizzly bear of 2023

    March 7, 2023 | 3:35 pm

    On Tuesday, March 7, a Yellowstone National Park wildlife biologist on a radio telemetry flight observed the first grizzly bear of 2023 to emerge from hibernation. The adult bear, estimated at 300-350 pounds, was seen near the remains of a bison carcass in Pelican Valley, in the central-eastern part of the park.  

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  • Yellowstone National Park’s winter season wraps up, most roads and entrances close to public

    March 2, 2023 | 12:03 pm

    Yellowstone National Park’s winter season starts to wrap up March 5 as roads begin to close to the public. By March 15 at 9 p.m. most park roads will close including the South, West and East entrances. Annually most of the park closes to the public to plow roads for a spring opening.

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  • Yellowstone National Park releases 2023 State of the Park report

    March 1, 2023 | 4:50 pm

    Yellowstone National Park is pleased to release its 2023 State of the Park report. This report provides updates in each of the park’s strategic priorities and spotlights the immense progress made by the park’s teams and partners over the past two years.

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  • Yellowstone visitation summary for 2022

    February 28, 2023 | 3:03 pm

    The park hosted 3,290,242 recreation visits in 2022, down 32% from 2021, which was the busiest year on record.

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  • Yellowstone recruiting for 2023 Youth Conservation Corps program

    February 13, 2023 | 11:26 am

    How would you like to work, learn, play and grow in Yellowstone’s wonderland? Yellowstone National Park is currently recruiting for the 2023 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC), a residential work-based education program for students between the ages of 15 and 18. Visit the YCC program webpage to apply. Completed application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2023.

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  • 112 Yellowstone bison transferred to Fort Peck Tribes

    February 9, 2023 | 4:56 pm

    During the week of January 10, the National Park Service (NPS) and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) completed the transfer of 112 Yellowstone bison to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Poplar, Montana. The movement of these animals constitutes the single largest transfer to date under the park’s Bison Conservation Transfer Program. The program has led to the largest relocation of live Yellowstone bison to American Indian Tribes in history.

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  • Yellowstone's winter season begins Dec. 15, 2022

    December 8, 2022 | 2:21 pm

    The winter season in Yellowstone National Park begins Thursday, Dec. 15. Conditions permitting, most park roads will open to oversnow travel by snowmobile and snowcoach.

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  • UPDATE: Yellowstone National Park releases name of individual involved in incident at West Thumb Geyser Basin

    November 17, 2022 | 8:30 am

    Yellowstone National Park announced today that the human foot found in Abyss Pool, located in the West Thumb Geyser Basin, belonged to Il Hun Ro, a 70-year-old male from Los Angeles, California.

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