Yellowstone National Park NEWS

 
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News releases from Yellowstone National Park.
  • Yellowstone River Bridge to be replaced
    On April 13, 2020, the National Park Service Regional Director for Regions 6, 7, 8, Mike Reynolds, signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for an environmental assessment (EA) to replace the Yellowstone River Bridge in Yellowstone National Park. The bridge is located on the Northeast Entrance Road near Tower Junction. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/20014.htm
  • Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks are further modifying operations to implement latest health guidance
    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 to modify operations to implement latest COVID-19 health guidance
    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
  • New chief of Yellowstone Center for Resources named
    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
  • Yellowstone biologists spot first bear of 2020
    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 year’s first sighting. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/20010.htm