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The Yellowstone Park Foundation supports projects that reduce Yellowstone's ecological footprint, increase operational efficiency, and better preserve environmental resources.

 

Solar System at Lamar Buffalo Ranch

Solar System at Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Photo Credit: Matt Ludin

Funding Needed: $112,000

The ranch does not have commercial power, and has partially relied on the sun for its electrical energy since 1996, when the first PV panels were installed. This project will update the old components of the solar renewable energy system, insuring that the renewable energy generated is stored at maximum capacity, while reducing maintenance needs.

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Lamar Micro-Hydro

Lamar Micro-Hydro
Photo Credit: Matt Ludin

Lamar Micro-Hydro

This project will install a turbine generator that will charge the battery bank, and increase hot water for the bath houses at Lamar Buffalo Ranch.

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Stephens Creek Nursery Greenhouse

Stephens Creek Nursery Greenhouse
Photo Credit: Matt Ludin

Funding Needed: $79,000 (Funded)

This project will provide improvements to the nursery, in operation since 1933. A tractor and greenhouse would be purchased that would provide a longer growing season for seedlings, and a place to dry native seeds.

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Backcountry Cabin Lighting

Backcountry Cabin Lighting
Photo Credit: NPS

Funding Needed: $19,320

This project will reduce white gas for lighting in Yellowstone’s 42 backcountry cabins, improve safety for Yellowstone Rangers, and, most importantly, reduce the amount of white gas packed into the wilderness on pack horses or backpacks.

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Water Management and Fleet Analysis

Water Management and Fleet Analysis
Photo Credit: NPS

Funding Needed: $115,000 (Funded)

This project is a collaboration among the Park, The Coca-Cola Company and Georgia Tech Research Institute to assess Mammoth water management, conduct a best practices fleet assessment, and implement sustainable practices and communications.

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Energy Monitoring Improvements

Energy Monitoring Improvements
Photo Credit: Matt Ludin

Funding Needed: $70,000

This project will provide energy monitors to nine administrative buildings in the Mammoth Hot Springs area. The monitors will provide data that will help focus energy conservation efforts.

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Mammoth Lighting LED

Single Mammoth Light Post
Photo Credit: NPS

Funding Needed: $18,000

This project would replace the existing acorn lights located along the esplanade and parade ground in Mammoth Hot Springs that were installed in the 1930s! The old light fixtures will be replaced with new LED technology.

 

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