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Busiest Yellowstone May Visitation Ever Reported in 2018

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The numbers are in: We saw the highest Yellowstone May visitation numbers ever in 2018, which will undoubtedly lead to more discussions of how best to handle increasingly larger crowds in America’s first national park.

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Victory for Opponents in Battle Against Gold Mining Exploration in Paradise Valley

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Opponents of a proposed mine just north of Yellowstone National Park in Montana’s Paradise Valley won a key legal victory when Park County Judge Brenda Gilbert ruled that the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) must conduct a more extensive environmental review before issuing an gold mining exploration permit.

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Controversial Yellowstone Region Wyoming Grizzly Hunt Approved

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The state Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved a controversial Wyoming grizzly hunt for the first time since 1975, as 22 bears could be killed under the plan approved today.

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Crews Burn Woody Debris Around Yellowstone’s Northeast Entrance

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If you see smoke around the Northeast Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, don’t worry: park crews are just burning woody debris.

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MSU Offers Laser Technology for Yellowstone Lake Trout Management

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Laser technology from Montana State University (MSU) could help park fishery employees remove invasive lake trout from Yellowstone Lake.

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NPS Approves Yellowstone Bison Quarantine Program

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The National Park Service has approved the implementation of a Yellowstone bison quarantine program at Stephens Creek.

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IGBST Yellowstone Bear Trapping Season Starts Next Week

Yellowstone Grizzly

The Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (IGBST) will start trapping grizzly and black bears around Yellowstone National Park next week.

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Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk Mulls Future at Park

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Following a report in the Washington Post, Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk has reportedly spent more time thinking about his future.

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NPCA Delivers Petition Against Grizzly Hunting to Wyoming Governor

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The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has delivered a petition to Wyoming Governor Matt Mead’s office, calling for action against grizzly bear hunting.

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Wyoming Reduces Yellowstone Grizzly Hunting Quota

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Wyoming has reduced its proposed hunting quota for female Yellowstone area grizzly bears from two bears to one.

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