Three days into the limited opening of Yellowstone National Park visitation has been fairly similar to last year. Yellowstone opened its two Wyoming gates on Monday. Montana may open its three gates on June 1, Gov. Steve Bullock has said. In the meantime the park staff has been dealing with some new problems: how to keep people safely separated during the novel coronavirus pandemic and extensive cleaning of publicly used facilities like restrooms. Life remains much the same in other ways, elk cows are giving birth to calves, grizzly and black bears are roaming for food, and a bison tossed a tourist who got too close. To read more about the park’s reopening, check out my story at https://billingsgazette.com/lifestyles/recreation/yellowstone-reopening-quiet-as-memorial-day-approaches-sholly-slams-critics/article_19d5d16c-0f7a-5286-b96a-4195a19eba62.html.
Written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette/Montana Untamed