Yellowstone National Park

A bull bison jumps out of a trailer at the quarantine facility at Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana, August 23, 2019.
Rachel Cramer / Yellowstone Public Radio

Fifty-five wild bison were successfully relocated from Yellowstone National Park to the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation last week. This was the first direct transfer from the park to the tribes through a quarantine program to make sure bison are disease-free.

Visitors hike near the Dunraven Pass area, Yellowstone National Park, July 01, 2017.
Yellowstone National Park/public domain

A small lightning-caused fire started Sunday in Yellowstone National Park as fire danger shifted from moderate to high.

A sign near Gardiner, Montana, sits near the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park, May 16, 2019.
Rachel Cramer / Yellowstone Public Radio

The suspect in the human-caused fire at the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park was sentenced Tuesday to three months of jail and $5,000 in restitution.

Tourists visit the general store at Tower Fall, Yellowstone National Park, June 2018.
YNP/Public Domain

Two private companies that operate the general stores, lodges and campgrounds in Yellowstone National Park received the green light to build more seasonal employee housing.

This image shows 3 bison in the snow at Yellowstone National Park.
Public Domain / Jacob W. Frank/NPS

A group of Gardiner residents are pushing for new restrictions to the annual bison hunt near Yellowstone National Park’s north entrance. But at a recent interagency meeting, tribal representatives say some of these changes would violate their treaty rights.

Yellowstone National Park's north entrance by Gardiner, Montana, May 16, 2019.
Rachel Cramer / Yellowstone Public Radio

Law enforcement is still investigating a human-caused fire that temporarily closed the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park Friday. Rachel Cramer with Yellowstone Public Radio News reports.

The Northwesterner's captain, Tom Short, controls the lifter to bring the gillnet into the boat. The Northwesterner is one of six boats used to catch non-native lake trout in Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone National Park, July 25, 2019.
Rachel Cramer / Yellowstone Public Radio

Yellowstone National Park has been working for over a decade to protect one of the last genetically pure Yellowstone cutthroat trout populations in the Intermountain West. Its survival is the linchpin in a complex food web that includes animals as small as zooplankton and as large as grizzly bears. The Park is optimistic in its fight against the species’ biggest threat — non-native lake trout. 

Site of the Seven Mile Hole Fire near the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park, July 18, 2019.
Courtesy of Yellowstone National Park

A lightning-caused wildfire is burning one-tenth of an acre in Yellowstone National Park near Canyon Village. It’s the Park’s first wildfire of the year.

Yellowstone National Park says that its Mount Holmes Fire Lookout burned to the ground Tuesday afternoon after being struck by lightning. The fire also damaged a park radio repeater.

The fire lookout is located southwest of Mammoth Hot Springs and north of Madison Junction.

Ecologists, fire managers and journalists visit a burn site one year after lightning started the Bacon Rind Fire, July 10, 2019.
Rachel Cramer / Yellowstone Public Radio

It’s been about a year since lightning started a fire that burned almost 4,500 acres in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Yellowstone National Park. Local fire managers and ecologists invited journalists to see how the burn site is recovering and learn how fire plays a role on the landscape.

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