Major Accomplishments

Since its inception in 1996, the Yellowstone Park Foundation has raised more than $85 million and funded more than 300 important projects and initiatives in Yellowstone, including:
  • restoring the (soon-to-be) LEED Certified Old Faithful Haynes Photo Shop in June 2013, creating a place to share YPF's story of stewardship in the Park, while inspiring new stewards
  • a $15 million capital campaign to fund the state-of-the-art Old Faithful Visitor Education Center, which opened in August 2010
  • support of the Yellowstone Wolf Project, since 1996, providing funds for critical monitoring activities and research on wolves' impact on the entire ecosystem
  • a million-dollar landscape restoration of historic Artist Point
  • multi-year funding of research to support native cutthroat trout restoration and conservation in Yellowstone
  • more than 100 miles of trails rehabilitated through the $2-million Trails Fund Initiative, with a goal of completing 100% of Yellowstone's most heavily used trails by 2016 - the 100th birthday of the National Park Service
  • financial support to preserve and care for the Park's several-million-piece museum collection of rare art, documents, photographs, and specimens
  • excavation and preservation of artifacts from eroding, prehistoric archeological sites
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