The Yellowstone Park FoundationYellowstone Park Foundation  
JUNE 2013   

Welcome, YPF Friend, to Yellowstone eNews!

In This Issue
Two years ago, in our June 2011 eNewsletter, we first revealed YPF’s exciting plans for the Old Faithful Haynes Photo Shop (OFHPS). Now, what was an historic building badly in need of restoration, stands as a model for sustainability, allowing visitors to learn about stewardship in the Park, as well as the legacy of photography. This month we celebrate OFHPS by inviting you to our Grand Opening festivities, as well as to enter our first annual photo contest. And because summer is a busy time in the Park (for visitors and animals!) we’ve included an update on Wildlife & Visitor Safety.

Old Faithful Haynes Photo Shop's Grand Opening!

Haynes Image 
Please join us for our Grand Opening festivities, Saturday, June 22nd, through Thursday, June 27. Our line-up of free events includes talks by Yellowstone memorabilia collectors Jack and Susan Davis; Park Historian Lee Whittlesey; wildlife photographer Tom Murphy, and more! Sign up for a mini-photo workshop with Wim Kolk, and create a Yellowstone keepsake by having author Frank H. Goodyear III sign his book, A President in Yellowstone, for you. See you there!


YPF's First Annual Photo Contest

Yellowstone Bird 
"Capturing Wonderland," our first annual photo contest, kicks off this month with fantastic first, second and third place prizes. Free to enter and open to all amateur photographers, the contest capitalizes on what most of us love to do when we visit Yellowstone: take pictures! Submissions will be judged by photographer Tom Murphy,and displayed at the Old Faithful Haynes Photo Shop.


By the Numbers: Wildlife & Visitor Safety

Wildlife Safety Sign 
Yellowstone National Park visitation numbers are increasing to record levels. At the same time, previously dwindling animal populations like grizzly bears have made a remarkable recovery and are now thought to be near their ecological carrying capacity inside Yellowstone. Lots of people, and animals aplenty. It’s a combination that offers opportunities, but also presents a safety concern – for wildlife and visitors – and the Park staff entrusted to protect them both.

Photos: Haynes souvenir album courtesy public domain; photo contest image by Matt Ludin, YPF; wildlife sign by Matt Ludin, YPF.

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