Celebrate Earth Day with Yellowstone

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to visit Yellowstone this weekend!

A variety of public events are scheduled in West Yellowstone and Gardiner, Montana, to bring attention to the role each individual can play in protecting our environment.

This is also the first weekend of the season visitors can enter the park’s north and west entrances and take private vehicles into Old Faithful, Canyon, and Norris.

To top it all off, Saturday is also the start of National Park Week, with the National Park Service offering free entry to Yellowstone and all other national parks. Continue reading “Celebrate Earth Day with Yellowstone”

Grizzly Bears Leaving Yellowstone Dens

Bears are emerging from hibernation in the Greater Yellowstone Area, so hikers, skiers and snowshoers are advised to stay in groups of three of more, make noise on the trail and carry bear spray.

On March 12, Yellowstone National Park employees observed a grizzly bear in the north central portion of the park. Fresh tracks were also spotted during the same time frame in the Old Faithful area. There have also been several reports of grizzly bear activity in the Shoshone National Forest east of the park’s boundary during the previous week.   Continue reading “Grizzly Bears Leaving Yellowstone Dens”

Yellowstone Fire Update – September 27, 2011

Fire Danger Rating


September 27, 2011 – 3:30 p.m.

A new lightning-caused fire was discovered yesterday at 3:00 pm by the Mt. Washburn lookout station, bringing the total number of wildland fires that have burned in Yellowstone National Park to 21 this year. Continue reading “Yellowstone Fire Update – September 27, 2011”