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OCTOBER 2012   

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Young people who visit Yellowstone don't remember a time when the wolf was missing from the landscape. But last week, dozens of individuals gathered in the park who not only remember, but also were instrumental in bringing the iconic species back home. In this issue, read about this historic assembly, as well as two new educational projects that were made possible through the collaboration of the Yellowstone Park Foundation and the Yellowstone Association.

Wolf Symposium Reunites History Makers

The wolf returns to Yellowstone via Roosevelt Arch, 1995 
It has been more than 17 years since gray wolves were returned to Yellowstone National Park -- the culmination of a massive, multi-year effort that required careful integration of numerous biological, political, economic and social perspectives. Earlier this month, a three-day symposium in Yellowstone brought together individuals who played a key role in the controversial reintroduction effort.


Pittsburgh Youth Experience Park Journeys

Park Journeys group at YNP sign 
In August 2012, a group of 10 teenagers from Pittsburgh traveled across the country to experience Yellowstone for the first time. During the course of five days as participants in a new pilot program, they learned about wildlife, geology, park history and conservation. They hiked, talked with rangers about careers, met with famed Yellowstone photographer Tom Murphy, and captured their experience through journaling, drawing and photography.


Yellowstone Exhibits Greet Airline Travelers

Destination Yellowstone exhibit with video monitors 
A permanent installation of educational exhibits about Yellowstone was unveiled on October 15 at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. YPF and its partners created Destination Yellowstone, a unique collection of practical and inspirational resources for park-bound visitors. From a live view of Old Faithful, to ranger-hosted videos, to animal track casts, travelers can now begin their Yellowstone experience as soon as they land.

Photos: Bison and hot spring by Tom Murphy; Pittsburgh youth courtesy of Manchester Craftsmen's Guild; Airport exhibit by Gropen, Inc; All other photos by NPS unless otherwise indicated.

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