Issues

First 2022 Yellowstone grizzly sighting in the books

grizzly bear

We have the first 2022 Yellowstone grizzly sighting in the books, as a pilot working on park research sighted an adult bear walking in a meadow in the west-central part of the park.

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Yellowstone telecom improvements on tap

This has been a contentious issue for years, and now it becomes a reality in 2023, as Yellowstone telecom improvements in the form of fiber optic cable are on tap for installation next summer.

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Local business push for lowered wolf hunting, trapping in Yellowstone region

Arguing that the presence of wolves in the Yellowstone region is a economic asset, a local group of businesses is asking Montana to scale back trapping and hunting of wolves in the area.

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Judge orders FWS to reexamine Yellowstone bison protections

Yellowstone bison, winter 2020, NPS

U.S. District Court Judge Randolph D. Moss ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to revisit Yellowstone bison protections under the Endangered Species Act, ruling that FWS improperly rejected evidence submitted by bison protection advocates.

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Yellowstone fire danger raised to very high

The heat and dry conditions continue, as the Yellowstone fire danger has been raised to very high by the National Park Service.

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2021 Yellowstone fire season begins

Grand Teton fire danger

The 2021 Yellowstone fire season has begun, as crews work to suppress the Elk Creek Fire, 0.1 acre in size and located in the northern portion of the Park.

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Long-term forecast: Drier, warmer Yellowstone region climate

What you are seeing these days in the Greater Yellowstone Area’s long, hot summer may just be the start of a trend, as research regarding climate trends in the region indicates a drier, warmer Yellowstone National Park.

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First 2021 Yellowstone bear incident reported

Yellowstone grizzly

The first 2021 Yellowstone bear incident has been reported to National Park Service officials, as a solo hiker was attacked while hiking on Beaver Ponds Trail at Mammoth Hot Springs.

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First Yellowstone grizzly bear sighting of 2021 in the books

grizzly bear

It’s a sure sign of spring: the first Yellowstone grizzly bear sighting of 2021 is in the books, as one was spotted in the northern part of the park by a pilot supporting park wildlife studies.

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Yellowstone shuttles planned for 2021 debut

Traffic near Midway Geyser Basin

We will see two new Yellowstone shuttles serving the busiest parts of the park in 2021, as National Park Service officials announce two pilot projects for future evaluation.

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