Mission: THE YELLOWSTONE ASSOCIATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, FOSTERS THE PUBLIC'S UNDERSTANDING, APPRECIATION, AND ENJOYMENT OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK AND ITS SURROUNDING ECOSYSTEM BY FUNDING AND PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.
Programs: Aid to yellowstone national park for educational exhibits and interpretive equipment; support for research library operations and training; acquire archival items; community outreach efforts; support wolf, raptor, and wildlife health research and visitor education; print interpretive trail leaflets.
approximately 5,954 visitors to yellowstone national park attended 609 educational programs in natural history, geology, cultural history, wildlife, environmental conservation and preservation for a total of approximately 133,016 contact hours.
sales of approximately 654,547 educational books, maps, dvds, games, and other items to yellowstone's 4,000,000 visitors at 10 booksotres park-wide, 2 bookstores at forest service ranger stations, the bookstore at the gallatin airport in bozeman, mt, and via the internet, mailorder, and wholesale.
aid to the gardiner community; volunteer program; member education
I have been a Yellowstone Association member for 12 years and have had the privilege of serving on the board of directors for the last 10. I have enjoyed the fantastic courses led by naturalist instructors and the deep connections that this group makes with park visitors. YA not only provides much needed cash and in-kind support for Yellowstone National Park but also helps to foster the relationships that will create the park's stewards into the future.
Though I have contributed to this organization for years, when I attempted to get information from it this spring and summer I did not receive any helpful response. I complained in writing to the administration and did not receive any answer.