Yellowstone Park Foundation is a non-profit organization created by
a group of concerned citizens, working with the National Park Service,
to preserve, protect, and enhance Yellowstone National Park and to enrich
each visitor's experience. The Foundation funds projects and programs
which that are beyond the financial capacity of the Park Service. Without
your help these projects would go unfunded. The Foundation receives
no government funding; it relies solely upon the generous support of
private citizens, foundations, and corporations to ensure that Yellowstone's
great gifts to the world will never diminish
Donations to the Yellowstone
Park Foundation have made the following projects possible:
- The restoration
of the beautiful Mammoth Chapel which was the last building completed
in 1913 during the U.S. Army's protection of Yellowstone and which
is used today by many people for worship and wedding ceremonies.
- A Pelican Valley Trail reroute to
move the popular trail out of prime grizzly bear habitat and delicate
wetlands and into an area that is safer for visitors, wildlife, and
the surrounding habitat.
- The first new film to be shown at
the Old Faithful Visitor Center in almost thirty years, which is narrated
by Walter Cronkite and interprets the rich geothermal life of the
Old Faithful Geyser Basin.
- The Yellowstone Youth Conservation
Corps, which provides dozens of young people with challenging summer
employment and the Park with the extra staff needed to complete restoration
and preservation projects of Yellowstone's trails.
Yellowstone's natural wonders are
With this outstanding legacy,
it seems unimaginable that Yellowstone's unique resources and ecological
integrity might be at risk, but they are. It took 100 years for the
first 50 million people to visit the Park, but just 20 years for the
second 50 million to make the same journey. Today, as the pressures
of an overcrowded planet continue to mount, Yellowstone struggles to
protect its special qualities. Every year, projects are left unfunded
that would preserve its natural wonders and ensure that each visitor
enjoys Yellowstone to its full potential. But
government appropriations are inadequate to cover the needs of this
world-famous park. Every year, projects are left unfunded that
would preserve Yellowstone's natural wonders and ensure that each visitor
enjoys the park to its full potential.
National Park needs your help. It can no longer depend on federal
appropriations, and the backlog of projects in Yellowstone is enormous.
Yellowstone must turn to friends like you..
click here to visit our How You Can Help Page and become a part of protecting
what is special in Yellowstone National Park - for all current and future
The Yellowstone Park
222 East Main Street, Suite 301
Bozeman, MT 59715