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APRIL 2012   

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In This Issue
National Park Week, beginning tomorrow, is a time to celebrate the amazing natural and historic treasures we have preserved in our parks, and hopefully get out and enjoy them! In this issue, find out what Yellowstone is planning for National Park Week, plus get tips for fly fishing in the park, and meet one of Yellowstone’s new leaders.

Celebrate National Park Week

Welcome to Yellowstone!
National Park Week, April 21-29, 2012 is an annual celebration of our national parks -- the beauty and wonder of 84 million acres of the world’s most spectacular scenery, diverse ecosystems, historic places, and cultural treasures. Special events and activities are happening at parks nationwide. Best of all, during National Park Week you can enter Yellowstone or any other national park for free!


Yellowstone Fly-Fishing Tips

Fly Fishing in Yellowstone
Angling has a long tradition in Yellowstone, and people come from all over the world to fish the park's varied and famous waters. Nationally recognized fly-fishing guide Craig Mathews recently shared a few tips with us to make the most of angling in Yellowstone -- whether you're an expert or fishing for the first time. Read on for his suggestions for the best spots to cast our lines during each month of the park's fishing season.


Yellowstone's New Science Leader

Dave Hallac, Chief of YCR
Dave Hallac is loving his new job. As the division chief of the Yellowstone Center for Resources (YCR), he oversees all science, cultural resources, and management programs for park wildlife, fisheries, and invasive species. From bears and bison, to museum collections and archeological discoveries, YCR programs reach every corner of the park. We recently sat down with Dave to learn more about him and his role in Yellowstone.

Bison banner photo by Tom Murphy. All other photos by NPS.

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