Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

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  • Yellowstone, the first National Park in the U. S. and widely known to be the first national park in the world.
  • Yellowstone History!
  • Yellowstone National Park is a national park located primarily in the U. S. state of Wyoming, it also extends into Montana and Idaho. It was established by the U. S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872.
  • How it got it's name!
  • It is commonly believed that the river was named for the yellow rocks seen in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, the Native American name source is unclear.
  • Near the end of the 18th century, French trappers named the river "Roche Jaune". Later, American trappers rendered the French name in English as "Yellow Stone".
  • Fire Activity
  • There are several fires burning within the park. The decision on managing each fire in the park is based on current and predicted conditions as well as the risk to human life and property.
  • ummary: Located in a remote area approximately 7 miles west of the Lake developed area and 2 miles south of Hayden Valley. The Central Fire remains unstaffed. It will continue to be monitored by air. The fire continues to creep to the west and north into heavier timber. The Central Fire can sometimes be seen on the Mount Wash burn Fire Lookout.
  • Fires burning as of 9/9/16
  • Central Fire Cause: lightning, 1,350 acres - no increase since yesterday Reported on 8/26/16 Closures: Mary Mountain Trail
  • While passing through present day Montana the expedition members heard of the Yellowstone region of to the South, but the did not stop to investigate it.
  • Lewis and Clark!
  • By the time the white explorers (Lewis and Clark) first entered the region during the expedition in 1804-06, they encountered the Nez Perce, Crow, and the Shoshone tribes.
  • management/currentfireactivity.htm
  • Bibliography
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