Yellowstone: Evolution Of A National Treasure
September 21, 2008 The greatest threat to Yellowstone in the coming years is development in surrounding areas where animals head in the winter, experts say. Park officials also face another challenge: striking a balance between preserving the ecosystem and allowing visitors to get the most from their trip.
September 14, 2008 The Yellowstone fires of 1988 were the harbinger of climate change in the West. Those blazes signaled that future wildfires would be massive and the norm during fire season. Scientists are working to understand this relationship between fires and a warming world by digging through layers of charcoal and reading tree rings.
September 7, 2008 On Aug. 20, 1988, Michael Stuckey was among the firefighters who found themselves surrounded by flames in Yellowstone National Park. Their fire-retardant clothing was catching fire and they could hardly breathe. For hours, the crews sat, waiting for the fire to move past them.
September 7, 2008 In the 105 years since it was built, the Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone National Park has undergone several restorations. A crucial project in 1987 included the installation of a system on the roof to soak the inn in case of fire. One year later, that system was put to the test.
August 31, 2008 In 1988, massive fires burned close to 1.2 million acres across the greater Yellowstone area. People worried that this American treasure would be permanently damaged. But it turns out the fires were instrumental in the national park's renewal.