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  • A Lamar River Encounter

    On a clear day this past weekend, we observed several coyotes struggling to pull a carcass out of the Lamar River. The coyotes eventually succeeded in hauling their find on to the bank, prompting the arrival of a third, younger coyote—who was immediately put in his place, as the last one to eat, with a series of swift bites.

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  • NPS Opposes Proposed Paddling Bill

    In October, the House Natural Resources Committee reported a bill that would require the National Park Service (NPS) to develop regulations allowing hand-propelled vessels on at least 50 river segments in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. The Yellowstone and Grand Teton Paddling Act--H.R.

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  • Winter Wildlife Report

    This week’s Winter in Wonderland participants kicked off their program with the chance to observe a male three-toed woodpecker working hard to get insects out from under the bark of a Douglas fir tree at the Yellowstone Picnic Area.

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  • In-depth experiences alongside park experts. Field excursions and classroom presentations give a unique overview of the Yellowstone ecosystem.

  • Middle-school through college-age groups have the opportunity to develop a deeper connection to Yellowstone. Programs are designed to engage the next generation of park stewards. Scholarship opportunities available.

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Yellowstone Forever

Photographer Steve Hinch knows his way around Yellowstone. What was supposed to be one summer in the park has become more than a decade of living and working in the Yellowstone area. Enjoy Steve's award-winning photography of wildlife and landscapes in this new softcover book featuring over 200 full-color photographs. Follow Steve as he takes you through Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding area during his first decade in Montana and Wyoming. Softcover. 128 pages. 11” by 8.5”  


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The nonprofit Yellowstone Association, in partnership with the National Park Service, connects people to Yellowstone National Park and our natural world through education. Our operations include 12 educational Park Stores, a membership program with 35,000 members world-wide, and the Yellowstone Association Institute which offers more than 600 in-depth courses each year.

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