Wildfire News

Wildfire closes southern entrance to Yellowstone National Park

Travelers to Yellowstone National Park were being warned about hazards on area roads Sunday as firefighters worked to extinguish a wildfire blocking an entrance to the popular park.

The fire, which began last month in neighboring Grand Teton National Park, was blocking Yellowstone’s south entrance, near the resort town of Jackson, Wyo. … (more)

Fish Swimming Amok at Yellowstone – not so much!

Fish kill closes 183 miles of Yellowstone River, tributaries to all recreation

BILLINGS – In an unprecedented move, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is closing 183 miles of the Yellowstone River from Gardiner to Laurel to all water-based recreation – fishing, wading, floating, tubing, boating.

No similar closure based on a disease outbreak has ever occurred in Montana, even when whirling disease was causing fish die-offs across the state in the 1990s. . . .  (more)