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Yellowstone Bison Population Up This Winter

Bison

bisonA National Park Service estimate of bison in Yellowstone National Park pegs the number at 3,000, an increase over 2009's estimated bison population.

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Shaping the Future Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone

Yellowstone Bison

The public has until March 30 to suggest what should be included in the next winter-use plan for Yellowstone National Park, but public meetings and comments from officials give us some idea of what could be included. We look at some of the pubic input.

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Group Pitches Plowing of Road Between West Yellowstone, Old Faithful

Yellowstone in Winter

A group is petitioning the National Park Service to plow the highway between West Yellowstone and Old Faithful year-round, much the same as the road between Gardiner and Cooke City is plowed all winter long.

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Planning a Winter Trip to Yellowstone? Here’s What to Expect

Winter in Yellowstone

Winter Cross-Country Skiing
 
A visit during the winter season shows a completely different -- and refreshing -- side of the Park. Parts of the Park are dormant, as many species retreat into dens and nests for hibernation. But other parts seem even more majestic than during the summer months.

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Winter season off to strong start

Yellowstone in Winter, Bombardier, snowcoach

Visitation to Yellowstone National Park this winter season is off to a strong start, with the December numbers up more than 10 percent over 2008 -- but snowmobile usage continues to be on a downward trend and doesn't come close to reaching daily limits.

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Snow Makes for a Wonderful Winter Opening

Antelope Fire

Yellowstone snowcoach

Mother Nature came to the rescue and blanketed parts of Yellowstone National Park with almost two feet of new snow, clearing the way for Park personnel to officially open the Park for the winter season today.

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Lack of snow threatens Yellowstone winter-season opening

Cross-Country Skier

Yellowstone Cross-Country SkiierThe lack of snow on the western side of Yellowstone National Park has officials scrambling to come up with a game plan for transporting visitors within the Park when the winter season opens Tuesday.

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Things Back to Normal Before Yellowstone Season Ends

Yellowstone thermal basin

Yellowstone thermal basin

With the Arnica Fire a memory and the Grand Loop Road reopened to daily traffic, a normal end of the season looms for October in Yellowstone National Park.

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Yellowstone Winter Use Plan Stays in Place After Appeal

Snowmobiles in Yellowstone

Snowmobiles in Yellowstone

It may not have been the most ringing of endorsements of National Park Service management, but the end result was the same, as Wyoming District Court Judge Clarence Brimmer -- no fan of NPS practices -- declined to strike down a Yellowstone National Park temporary winter-use management plan, leaving intact a limit of 318 snowmobiles per day in the upcoming winter season.

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