Bison crosses road during the Yellowstone Fires of 1988

Title

Bison crosses road during the Yellowstone Fires of 1988

Description

A bison crosses a road to escape the smoke and flames of the infamous "Summer of Fire" in Yellowstone National Park, when 51 different fires ravaged the grasslands, understory, and forest canopy. Yet there were wildlife casualties as well: an estimated 300 animals perished in conflagrations, most of which were elk.

Creator

Jeff Henry

Source

Yellowstone Digital Slide Files archive

Date

1988

Files

Bison Crosses Road during 1988 Yellowstone Fires

Citation

Jeff Henry, “Bison crosses road during the Yellowstone Fires of 1988,” Fifty Years of Green: An Environmental History of Middlebury College since 1965, accessed June 23, 2024, https://omeka.middlebury.edu/fyg/items/show/306.