Old Faithful captured by D850 / 24-70f2.8AFS
The grand old lady turns 150 today, a piece of our wild heritage preserved for us to love today. A mission statement was produced and released on its creation. In part it states:
Yellowstone is home of the grizzly bear and the wolf and the free-ranging herds of bison and elk … The National Park Service preserves, unimpaired, these and other natural and cultural resources and values for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.
We owe a great debt to President Grant and that generation for setting aside Yellowstone and all those who came after them protecting this amazing part of our wild heritage. It’s now our turn to carry on that task, preserving while loving this unique landscape and its critters. Happy Birthday Yellowstone!