Earlier this year, the National Park Service has made the difficult but necessary decision to close Yellowstone National Park to visitors. While the park is now open again, there are some restrictions and closures still in place.
While we all take the necessary steps to slow the spread of COVID-19, we take solace in knowing that in Yellowstone, life continues.
In early March, the first grizzly bear of the season was seen at Blacktail Ponds, and the first Mountain Bluebirds and Western Meadowlarks have returned. The cutthroat trout will begin spawning up the rivers and streams soon, and the wildflowers are blooming.
We’ll keep working to make sure Yellowstone stays protected for generations to come, and we need your help.
Here are some ways you can help.
Yellowstone Forever funds a large number of priority projects in the park, from wolf research to trail restoration to wildlife health studies. More than anything, donations are needed to ensure these vital projects that protect Yellowstone National Park continue in full force. Consider donating and becoming a Yellowstone Forever member today.
2. Learn Virtually
Raise the next generation of Yellowstone enthusiasts with our virtual educational activities and content.
3. Shop Online
Did you know that proceeds from every purchase at our Yellowstone Forever Online Park Store go straight back to preserving the park? Shop at our online park store for Yellowstone-themed games, activities, puzzles and more!
4. Share Your Favorite Memory of Yellowstone
If you don’t have the means to give right now, that’s okay! Sharing your love of Yellowstone and the work Yellowstone Forever does would mean so much to us. Fill out this form and share your favorite Yellowstone memories (and photos) with us!
5. Organize a Facebook Fundraiser
Engage your community to help protect Yellowstone National Park during this crucial time. Create your own crowdfunding campaign with Facebook Fundraisers. Choose Yellowstone Forever from the list of nonprofits and set your goal. Any amount helps!