Issues

Comments reopened for proposed Yellowstone WiFi installation

With new drawings of a proposed Yellowstone WiFi installation that would improve coverage around lodges and worker housing, the National Park Service is reopening comments on the plan from Access Parks.

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Protections to be debated for Yellowstone-area grizzlies

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on the appeal of a decision restoring Endangered Species Act protections for Yellowstone-area grizzlies, permanently ending planned trophy hunts in Idaho and Wyoming.

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Battle to save Yellowstone cutthroat trout working

After years of effort and millions of dollars spent, the battle to save Yellowstone cutthroat trout appears to be succeeding, as lake trout eradication efforts in Yellowstone Lake have a tangible effect on the population.

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2020 Yellowstone Bison Cull Begins

Yellowstone bison, winter 2020, NPS

The 2020 Yellowstone bison cull is now underway, as bison migrate from the interior of Yellowstone National Park into the Gardiner (Montana) Basin.

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Comments Sought on Yellowstone River Bridge Replacement

Yellowstone River Bridge deterioration

The National Park Service is seeking comments on three proposals for a Yellowstone River Bridge replacement in Yellowstone National Park, located on the Northeast Entrance Road near Tower Junction.

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Winter Bison Hunt Unnecessarily Risky: Yellowstone Neighbors

Yellowstone bison 2019

A winter bison hunt outside the Yellowstone National Park boundaries in a confined area, Beattie Gulch, is unnecessarily risky and puts residents in that area in danger, according to a new lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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Yellowstone Fire Danger Level Downgraded to Moderate

Wahb Fire Map

The Yellowstone fire danger level has been downgraded to moderate, as cool weather and moisture in the air has mitigated the fire risk in Yellowstone National Park.

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Brimstone Fire Expands to 80 Acres Overnight

Brimstone Fire Aug. 29

Well, that didn’t take long: since we first posted a story about the Brimstone Fire, it expanded from a single acre to 80 acres overnight, visible from many parts of Yellowstone National Park.

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New Brimstone Fire Reported in Yellowstone

Brimstone Fire 2019

It’s been a relatively quiet fire season in Yellowstone despite a fire danger being assessed as high, and we have another small wildfire to note: the Brimstone Fire, located on the eastern shore of Yellowstone Lake.

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Upcoming Fisheries Work to Impact Virginia Cascades Drive, Nearby Trails

Removal of nonnative fish

Removal of nonnative fish from the upper Gibbon River drainage, which includes streams that flow out of Grebe, Wolf and Ice lakes, will cause some road and trail closures in Yellowstone National Park on September 2-13, 2019.

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