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More Time to Comment

November 26, 2014 Greater Yellowstone No Comments

You have more time to comment on the proposal to raise the entrance fees for Yellowstone National Park. The Park Service is considering a three-day Yellowstone pass for $30 or a 7-day pass for both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks for $50. For the first time, they are also proposing a fee for overnight stays in the backcountry. Comments will be accepted until Dec. 20.

Plans for Ecological Monitoring Station

November 25, 2014 Greater Yellowstone No Comments

The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a plan to build an Ecological Monitoring Station in Yellowstone. The site would monitor the impacts of climate change, land-use change, and invasive species on the ecosystem. Yellowstone would be the core site for the Northern Rockies for the next 30 years. An environmental assessment will be conducted to analyze the impact of the monitoring station, which would be about nine miles east of Mammoth Hot Springs. Public comment is being accepted through Dec. 21.

YNP Asking for Public Comments

November 19, 2014 Greater Yellowstone No Comments

Yellowstone National Park officials are soliciting comments on a proposed project to complete routine trail work on portions of the Mist Creek Pass Trail.  The project will focus on the area around Mist Creek Meadows in the Lamar River drainage. The project would harden sections of trail that are regularly wet and boggy by adding rock at strategic locations. Comments may be hand-delivered, emailed or mailed to the National Park Service but must be received by Nov. 28.

Possible Increase in Park Fees

November 6, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

You may pay more the next time you visit Yellowstone. The National Park Service is considering increasing park fees for the first time since 2006 and instituting an overnight fee for backcountry visitors.  Visitors are currently paying $25 for a 7-day pass to both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. The proposal includes offering a 3-day pass to Yellowstone for $30. A 7-day pass for both parks would be $50 and an annual Yellowstone pass would be $50. The proposed backcountry camping permit fee would be $3 per person. The increases would bring an additional $3 million into the park. A public meeting will be held Wednesday, November 12 in Jackson at The Lexington from 6:30-8:00 pm.

Grizzly Population Stabilizing

October 30, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

The numbers of grizzly bears is stabilizing in and around Yellowstone National Park. In a meeting with state and federal agencies Wednesday, officials said there are about 1,000 grizzlies in the Yellowstone region. Twenty bears have been killed or removed from the region this year, according to the Associated Press. In 2012, 59 were killed or removed from the area. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering lifting the grizzlies’ protected status, which would open up a limited amount of hunting for grizzlies in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.

Yellowstone Roads Closing Monday

October 28, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

The roads to much of the interior of Yellowstone National Park close for the season Monday. Roads to Old Faithful and Canyon will close at 8 am Monday so staff can begin to prepare for the winter season. Visitors can still use the road from the park’s North Entrance at Gardiner, Mont., through Mammoth Hot Springs to the park’s Northeast Entrance which is open all year, weather permitting.   Guided snowmobile and snowcoach travel begin in the park December 15.

Superintendent Dan Werk Honored

October 28, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

The work of Yellowstone National Park’s superintendent has been honored with a conservation award. Superintendent Dan Wenk received the honor for his work at Yellowstone since 2011 and his nearly four decades of work in the National Park Service. He was also honored for securing a solution to winter-use management in Yellowstone.

Yellowstone Park Hits Record Visitation

October 9, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

Yellowstone National Park recorded its highest ever September visitation last month. A total of 571,764 recreational visitors came to Yellowstone in September, two percent more than September 2013. With three months left in in the year, Yellowstone has already received more visitors so far in 2014 than it during all of last year.

Fee Increase Possible

A fee increase may be coming to visitors to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.  The increase would raise the entrance fee from $25 to $30 for seven days. Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide the increase would bring in an additional $1 million a year to Yellowstone alone. The decision on the fee increase won’t be made until next spring

3rd Drone Conviction

October 6, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

A third person has been convicted of flying an unmanned aircraft in Yellowstone National Park. Donald Criswell of Molalla, Oregon, had been charged with violating the ban on drones in Yellowstone after he flew one over the Midway Geyser Basin and close to bison in August. He was fined $1,000 plus court costs. Two other men have also been convicted violating the ban in Yellowstone.

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