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New research fund for saving cutthroat trout

[Thursday April 10, 2008]  As the ice begins to melt on Yellowstone Lake, action begins on a new alliance between the East Yellowstone Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to raise money for research into more effective ways to rid the lake of predatory lake trout. The research will be conducted by Montana State University in …

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Park officials defend bison numbers

[Monday April 28, 2008] Facing a rising uproar over the slaughter of 1700 Yellowstone Park bison this winter – on top of a winter kill of at least 700 – Yellowstone Park officials and their partners in the Interagency Bison Management Plan have stopped the slaughter of bison (with the exception of “some adult bulls”) that are caught heading outside the …

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Water flow up — and that’s good news for fishermen

[Tuesday April 8, 2008]  In general, low water levels means poor fishing in Yellowstone National Park — and in recent years low water has been the rule, rather than the exception. But that could change this coming season, as the water-supply forecast from the National Resources Conservation Service — part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture — indicates the water …

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Greater Yellowstone Area News Map – August 2008

 

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More elk feeding?

[Thursday April 3, 2008]  One of the other major wildlife management problems of the Greater Yellowstone Area popped up recently. Bridger-Teton National Forest officials have broached the idea of increasing the size of the elk feeding areas near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Although the killing of 1400 bison attempting to leave Yellowstone National Park has garnered most of the attention this winter, the elk …

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GAO: Bison slaughter unnecessary, wasteful

[Thursday April 10, 2008] Reverberations related to the spring slaughter of more than 1,400 bison wandering outside the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park are being felt in Washington, where a report issued by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) argues the bison management plan enunciated in the 2000 Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP) is deficient and ineffective at managing the bison …

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Closure on a major mining dispute

[Monday, March 17, 2008] A non-profit organization, Trust for Public Land, has announced it will purchase for $8 million the last significant remaining privately owned land and mining claims of the “New World Mining District” and re-sell it to the U.S. Forest Service. This will bring closure to one of the hottest Yellowstone controversies of the 1990s. The historic New World …

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Winter visitors up slightly in 07-08

[Thursday April 3, 2008] There was a slight uptick in the number of winter visitors to Yellowstone National Park in 2007-2008, but the larger story is how the nature of those visitors is changing — a trend we think will become more pronounced in coming years. Yellowstone officials announced a total of 301,600 people visited the Park in the winter …

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Small earthquake awakens residents of Park region

A small earthquake was reported at Yellowstone National Park at 5:59 this morning, centered in an area around 15 miles north of the the East Entrance. (See above GYR News Map) Measured at a magnitude of 4.1 on the Richter scale, the earthquake was felt as far north as Billings and as far southeast as Thermopolis, Wyoming. The location of …

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News Track – May 2008

Coalition sues federal government over wolf status WOLVES: An attorney for a coalition of twelve animal rights groups filed suit today in U.S. District Court at Missoula, Montana, seeking an immediate injunction to suspend state management of wolves, pending a final resolution of the case. The groups, reacting to the de-listment of the wolves as an endangered species and the …

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