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Lack of Snow Dooms Beartooth Pass Ski Season, Foretells Dry Summer

Yellowstone National Park

The lack of snowpack on the Beartooth Pass -- and the unlikely chances more will be on the way -- is forcing the closure of a popular summer ski and snowboard camp as well as foreshadowing what could be a very, very dry summer in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

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As Earthquakes, Eruptions Rock Rest of World, Yellowstone is Quiet

Yellowstone National Park

As the rest of the world and the Western United States deal with high-profile volcanic and seismic activity, the natural question is whether the Yellowstone supervolcano is ready to blow. So far there's little sign of anything like that on the horizon.

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Winter Use Plan Debate Continues; Park County Pushes for Guide-Free Sledding

Snowmobiles in Yellowstone

With the deadline for input into a new Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone National Park fast approaching, government entities are staking out their positions, with Wyoming's Park County pushing for unguided Park access.

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Brucellosis Infection on the Rise in Yellowstone Elk

Elk

Yellowstone ElkBrucellosis infection among elk in the greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is on the rise, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study recently released in the publication Ecological Applications.

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NPS Developing Native Fish Conservation Plan for Yellowstone

Spawning Cutthroat Trout

Spawning cutthroats in YellowstoneThe National Park Service has started work on a Native Fish Conservation Plan for Yellowstone National Park, as officials plot the outlines of a Park-wide attempt to eliminate non-native species from Lake Yellowstone and other streams and lakes.

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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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Yellowstone Quarters Design Released

Yellowstone Quarters

Yellowstone National Park quarters

The design for the Yellowstone National Park quarters were released today; as you might expect they feature bison, Old Faithful Inn and geysers.

 

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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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Lawsuit: Keep Yellowstone Bison from Ted Turner

Yellowstone Bison

Bison

A lawsuit filed by several activists is seeking to keep a herd of homeless bison originally from Yellowstone Park out of the hands of Ted Turner, who would keep three-quarters of their offspring as payment.

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Video Released: President Obama in Yellowstone National Park

President Obama in Yellowstone

President Obama in Yellowstone

The White House has released a video of President Barack Obama's visit to Yellowstone National Park last summer, intertwined with footage of other presidential visits.

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