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Climate Change Could Endanger Yellowstone Pika

Yellowstone Pika

Pika near Northeast EntranceWe've been warned for years that global warming could change the face of Yellowstone National Park, and the prediction has already come true when it comes to grizzlies. Now, however, we have an entire species threatened by the changing climate: the pika.

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Bison Update: Lone Bull Killed, While Quarantined Herd Draws Interest

Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Bison

Bison never have it easy outside of Yellowstone National Park. Last Wednesday, federal agents from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service shot and killed a lone bull that had migrated out of the park. The bison was grazing on Henry’s Lake Flat south of Twin Falls, ID, near The Nature Conservancy’s Flat Ranch Preserve. A part of the Conservancy’s operations includes a cattle ranch.

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Obama, First Family to Visit Yellowstone Aug. 15

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National ParkPresident Barack Obama and his family will be visiting Yellowstone National Park on Aug. 15 after a visit to Bozeman as part of his summer vacation.

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Yellowstone Attendance Up Sharply in July

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone Sign

Low gas prices and the affordability of a trip to Yellowstone National Park fueled a record-setting month in American's oldest national park -- by a huge margin. Over 900,000 people entered Yellowstone in July; up 11.4 percent from the same month in 2008, and up over the previous all time record of 847,000 visitors set in July 1995.

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Canyon Wolfpack Settles Down in Hayden Valley

Wolf

wolfThey caused quite the stir after setting up shop near Mammoth Hot Springs, but the four wolves who caused some consternation for National Park Service officials have turned into model citizens in the Hayden Valley area -- after some "teaching" by Park officials.

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South Road Work Ends; Planning Begins for Norris/Mammoth Reconstruction

South Entrance Road Work

South Entrance Road Work

One big road project -- reconstruction near the South Entrance -- in Yellowstone National Park has been completed, while an even larger one -- an overhaul of the Norris/Mammoth segment of the Grand Loop -- is in the planning stages.

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Chat With a Yellowstone Ranger — Without Leaving Your House

Yellowstone National Park

This year the National Park Service is taking a new, dramatic step to showcase Yellowstone National Park. Every Tuesday and Thursday -- up to August 14th -- Yellowstone National Park is hosting a live webcam show broadcast from Geyser Hill, which sits near Old Faithful Geyser. The shows are conducted by Park Ranger George Heinz and are broadcast at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Mountain time.

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Wyoming Seeks to Overturn Obama Administration Winter Rules

Snowmobiles in Yellowstone

Snowmobiles in Yellowstone

From our continuing coverage of snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park: the state of Wyoming pleaded with a federal judge to allow a max of 740 snowmobiles into the Park for the 2009-2010 winter season, in contrast to the Obama Administration’s proposed 318-sled daily cap.

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Obama Administration Sets 318-Sled Limit for 2009-2010 Winter Season

Snowmobiles in Yellowstone

Snowmobiling in Yellowstone

The Obama Administration will scale back the number of snowmobiles allowed in Yellowstone National Park over the next two winter seasons, reverting to a limit of 318 sleds per day -- a limit originally proposed by National Park Service officials before being overruled by Bush Administration officials.

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Man Gored by Yellowstone Bison — At Close Range

Bison

Bison

Bison are some of the most iconic creatures in Yellowstone National Park, as well as some of the most dangerous. On Wednesday morning, July 22, a 55 year-old man from Norco, Cal. found that out the hard way after being gored by a bison in the Bridge Bay Campground area.

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