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Yellowstone - Winter Ecology

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Yellowstone - Winter Ecology

Winter in Yellowstone is a dynamic and thrilling season. Bison crowd around thermal pools while the park's predators prepare their own winter strategies. Travel and learn with EPI - you'll go beyond what most park visitors see by working with park researchers, studying animal tracks by snowshoe and heading to the Lamar Valley for a day of wolf observation.

Follow Tracks In Our First and Wildest National Park

Become a researcher for the Park Service for a week

Snowshoe on pristine trails in search of mammal tracks, study wolves, and enjoy winter in Yellowstone.

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Find geothermal features around every corner

Hone your tracking skills

Snowshoe your way through a National Park

Study bison herds

Observe wolves with an expert

In March, Ecology Project International brought a group of students from the warmth of the tropics to the still-frozen reaches of Montana.  The Carol Morgan School, from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, sent thirteen students and two chaperones to pilot EPI’s newest program: Winter Yellowstone.  During nine days in the field, the students snowshoed across Yellowstone’s steep terrain, tracking mountain lions and moose.  On an early morning visit with one of the National Park’s leading wolf biologists, they watched as eleven members of Mollie’s pack crossed the stretches of the Lamar Valley.  The Yellowstone high country became their home; the students left with a wealth of new experiences: &ldquo... Learn More