Strategic Initiatives and Current Projects

The Yellowstone Park Foundation works closely with the National Park Service to identify Yellowstone's immediate needs and long-term funding challenges. To help accomplish this mission, YPF funds projects under six distinct initiatives. By investing in the following Strategic Initiatives, and if we take the same visionary action that created the Yellowstone we love today, your support can preserve an extraordinary Yellowstone that lasts forever.

Projects relating to wildlife, geology, science, the ecosystem, and education to preserve natural resources

Current Projects:

Native Fish Conservation Program

Bear Boxes for Campgrounds

Wolf Programs

Wolf Field Education Project

Yellowstone Cougars

Wildlife Health Project

Black Bear Study

Assess Grizzly Bear Food Habits

Climate Impacts on Grizzly Bear Feeding

Projects that enhance the visitor experience, including education, recreation, safety, and accessibility

Current Projects:

Trails Fund Initiative

Wildlife and Visitor Safety Project

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone Overlooks

Old Faithful Haynes Photo Shop

Backcountry Bear Safety Survey

Human/Bear Conflicts in Campgrounds

Projects that protect, preserve, research, or share information about Yellowstone’s human history and cultural resources

Current Projects:

Founding Yellowstone National Park Documents

Preserving Yellowstone National Park Historic Vehicles

Historic Structures Report: Trailside Museums

Share Your YNP Story

High Altitude Archaeology

Projects that promote the effectiveness, safety, and efficiency of rangers, and preserves the rich tradition of rangers in Yellowstone

Current Projects:

Yellowstone Corral Projects

Wall Tent for Backcountry

Rigging for Rescue Seminar

Metal Roofs for Three Rivers Cabin Bechler Region

Southside Cabin Restoration

Projects that reduce Yellowstone’s ecological footprint, increase operational efficiency, and better preserve environmental resources

Current Projects:

Solar System at Lamar Buffalo Ranch

Lamar Micro-Hydro

Water Management and Fleet Analysis

Energy Monitoring Improvements

Mammoth Lighting Improvements

Solar Charger for Union Falls Cabin Bechler Region

Yellowstone Sand Verbena Study

Projects that promote the understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of Yellowstone among the next generation

Current Projects:

Expedition: Yellowstone!

Youth Conservation Corps (YCC)

Junior Ranger Program

Yellowstone Young Scientist

Wildlife Olympics

Park Journeys

Let’s Move Outside

Distance Learning Programs

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