Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk on the boardwalks of Mammoth Hot Springs.
Yellowstone National Park

A new study from Yellowstone National Park highlights what’s working well for visitors and what could be improved.

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CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials say that despite the challenges of managing visitors eager to photograph wildlife in the park, the number of conflicts involving humans and bears was low in 2018.

A map shows where the new road projects will occur in Yellowstone National Park, starting in 2020.
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Yellowstone National Park announced Tuesday a handful of big plans to chip away at its nearly $600 million maintenance backlog.

Bryan Wells, who is prominently featured in the documentary, stands in a forest in Paradise Valley, Montana.
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A documentary about a community’s fight to stop a gold mine north of Yellowstone National Park will premiere Saturday at the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Competition in Canada.

The state of Montana filed its final arguments late last week in the complex and controversial lawsuit over the fate of Yellowstone-area grizzly bears.

In the summer of 2017 the Department of the Interior removed Endangered Species Act protections for the roughly 700 bears estimated to live in the area at the time. Tribes and conservation groups promptly filed suit and a federal judge in Missoula restored protections for the bruins last fall

A lawsuit filed in federal court Monday is challenging a long-contested bison hunt near Yellowstone National Park.

A group of Gardiner residents says the annual winter bison hunt just north of the park is unsafe for property owners, hunters, and tourists.

It’s fall and that means it’s prescribed fire season in Montana. Wildland managers are now intentionally setting fires to reduce forest fuel buildup or to restore native vegetation.

Two prescribed wildfire operations just north of Missoula produced dense smoke that degraded air quality to unhealthy levels Wednesday night into Thursday morning. As weather forecasters predicted though, a cold front pushed into the region Thursday afternoon, increasing winds which helped dissipate the smoke.

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As fire season winds down, managers are intentionally setting fire to brush piles, slash and even large sections of forests in an effort to prevent out of control wildfires in future seasons. A group of scientists from Montana and Idaho recently published a paper arguing that strategies like these should be part of a radical rethinking of how people in the West live with fire.

The Pollux Fire, shown in this August 4 image, burned 30 acres before being declared out October 2
Beau Kidd / Shoshone National Forest

Snow and colder temperatures have snuffed out the last four wildfires burning in Yellowstone National Park.

Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park
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A man suffered severe burns after falling into thermal water near the cone of Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park Sunday.

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