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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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Yellowstone Attendance Holds Steady in Winter Season

Yellowstone Bison

Bison at Old Faithful Geyser BasinAttendance during Yellowstone National Park's winter season in 2010 held steady when compared to past years, as the poor economy and a lack of snow didn't deter visitors from skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.

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Druid Pack Down to Lone Wolf

Wolf!

wolf

The much-vaunted Druid pack of Yellowstone National Park wolves is now down to a single female, say researchers -- but there are signs the Yellowstone wolf packs are on the verge of realigning, as there's some potential interpack mating on the horizon.

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NPS, Boy Scouts Reach Tentative Agreement on Bechler Access

Bechler Falls

Bechler Falls

It turns out there were far fewer differences between the goals of the National Park Service officials and organizers of Camp Loll, a Boy Scout camp off the southern boundary of Yellowstone National Park, as the two sides have worked out a compromise plan for Park visitation in 2010 and beyond.

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Spring Plowing Begins in Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park

With snowcoach travel ending in Yellowstone National Park the beginning of this week, National Park Service workers are making the transition to spring, with park road crews began making their first pass with plows to clear a lane south from Mammoth. 

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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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