Happy Birthday, Yellowstone! Take Action to Protect Our Iconic First National Park

Known for its namesake arches, Arches National Park features all kinds of sculpted rock formations, including hoodoos like this one. Photo © Megan Cantrell/NPCA.

America’s first national park turns 140 today. Yellowstone, which was founded in 1872 and has set the standard of excellence for the entire Park System, is a national gem with a diversity of natural and historic wonders that attract millions of visitors each year. Fortunately, this park’s iconic geysers, abundant wildlife, trails, rustic architecture, and tranquil beauty endure with the ages. However, snowmobiles continue to shatter Yellowstone’s winter solitude. Snowmobile manufacturers are producing more powerful and noisier machines for Yellowstone than those previously promised. Park managers are deciding now whether to allow snowmobile use to continue–and potentially increase–within the park.

If you’re looking for the perfect way to celebrate Yellowstone’s milestone birthday, consider adding your name to our petition so we can continue protecting Yellowstone National Park for decades to come.

-Patricia Dowd, Program Manager for NPCA’s Yellowstone Field Office

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