Ecological Impacts of Re-releasing Tourists into Yellowstone

Dr. Jogi Barr1, and John Francis Smith2

1 Department of Snackbar and Picnic Basket Ecology, Cranberry-Lemon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

2 Park Ranger and Conservation Expert, Yellowstone National Park, USA 


In the world of ecology, one small change in an environment can create a cascading domino effect which can cause drastically different environments. In America’s national parks, second and third order effects have been observed as animals are reintroduced, wild fires are prevented and even from the maintenance of trails to prevent erosion. Yellowstone National Park (YNP) is facing yet another complicated ecological phenomenon as it measures and adjusts to the irreversible impacts of re-releasing tourists back into the Yellowstone ecosystem. Once YNP and other conservation areas became closed off to the public during the pandemic we watched as the environment repaired itself and humanity became nature starved shut-ins. With new safety measures allowing tourists back in the national parks, it became time once again to re-release tourists back into the YNP habitat in the summer of 2020 or face a collapse of conservation funding. This study has shown that reintroducing this species into the fragile North American environment has caused a domino effect which will cause the eruption of the Yellowstone super volcano and end the Age of America. 

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