LEAVE IT AS YOU FOUND IT
- COLLECTING ANTLERS IS PROHIBITED.
- REMOVING ANY PLANT, ANIMAL OR MINERAL SUBSTANCE IS PROHIBITED.
- LEAVE ARCHAEOLOGICAL OR HISTORICAL ITEMS IN PLACE.
Antlers shed by large animals are a source of minerals for smaller animals. It is illegal to remove any animal parts from Yellowstone. Leave rocks, plants, seeds, feathers, bones and other natural substances where you find them.
Edible plants, mushrooms and berries may be picked for your daily consumption while in the Park. Make certain that you know what plants, mushrooms and berries are edible. If you're not sure, don't eat it.
Evidence of prehistoric occupation in Yellowstone National Park dates back over 10,000 years. Prehistoric and historic sites are found throughout the park. These cultural resources are protected by law, and it is illegal to disturb or collect things from such sites. Should you discover an artifact or site, report it to a ranger.
This information is provided by the National Park Service Backcountry Office.
You can write or call the backcountry office at:
PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190