Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks are announcing modifications to operations at the request of local county health officers from Park County, WY, Park County, MT, Teton County, WY, and Gallatin County, MT. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.
Effective immediately, Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks are closed to all park visitors until further notice. There will be no visitor access permitted to either park. State highways and/or roads that transcend park/state boundaries and facilities that support life safety and commerce will remain open. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/20013.htm
Yellowstone National Park is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. The park evaluated areas of potential risk of exposure to COVID-19. Based on this analysis, effective immediately, the park will temporarily close the Albright Visitor Center and Boiling River soaking/swimming area (which usually closes due to high water in the spring) until further notice. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/20012.htm
Nancy Finley, a 30-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), has been named as the new chief of the Yellowstone Center for Resources (YCR) in Yellowstone National Park. She will arrive in the park in May 2020. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/20011.htm
The first confirmed grizzly bear sighting in Yellowstone National Park of 2020 occurred on Saturday, March 7. The bear was observed from the air by biologists during a radio telemetry flight near Grand Prismatic Spring just one day before last yearâs first sighting. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/20010.htm
Beginning Sunday, March 1, bison operations began at the Stephens Creek administrative area in Yellowstone National Park. Bison capture and shipping operations begin when bison migrate from the interior of the park into the Gardiner (Montana) Basin and may continue through late March. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/20009.htm
Yellowstone National Park wildlife biologists will broadcast on Facebook Live each Tuesday at 11 a.m. MST in March to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the return of wolves to the ecosystem. Speakers will conclude each session by answering questions. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/20008.htm
Roads in Yellowstone National Park will begin to close to oversnow travel on March 1. Spring plowing will start as road segments close. All oversnow travel will end for the season March 15, at 9 p.m. Weather permitting, some park roads will reopen to automobile travel April 17, at 8 a.m. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/20007.htm
Yellowstone National Park has initiated a major, multimillion-dollar housing improvement effort that will substantially upgrade National Park Service employee housing across the park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/20-006.htm
The National Park Service seeks public comment on a proposal to replace the Yellowstone River Bridge in Yellowstone National Park. The bridge is located on the Northeast Entrance Road near Tower Junction.
This project will maintain safe visitor access from the parkâs Northeast Entrance since the bridge is part of the only road corridor in the park that is open year-round and plowed in the winter. Built in the early 1960s, the concrete deck, sidewalks, and parapets have deteriorated. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/20005.htm
How would you like to work, learn, play, and serve in the worldâs first national park? Yellowstone is currently recruiting for the 2020 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC), a residential work-based education program for young men and women between the ages of 15 and 18. Visit the YCC program to apply. Completed application materials must be received by March 1, 2020. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/20004.htm