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New Superintendent, Same Bison Management Policies?

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When current Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk launched an effort to remain in the post–first via public comments, then from a failed effort to retire in 2019–one of his warnings was that the Park’s bison management policies could come under fire.

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Yellowstone Forever Funding $5.9M in Park Improvements

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Yellowstone Forever funding to the tune of $5.9 million will be used for 53 priority projects in Yellowstone National Park, including the wolf program, trailhead information displays, visitation analysis and black bear research.

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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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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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Yellowstone Proposes 4,200 As New Goal for Bison Population

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Yellowstone National Park has proposed that bison managers aim to keep the bison population around 4,200 rather than 3,000.

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Bison Injures Woman at Old Faithful

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On the afternoon of May 1, 2018, a bison injured a woman at Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park.

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Yellowstone Superintendent Could Be Reassigned Under Interior Proposal

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Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk could be reassigned under a potential proposal to “shakeup” management in the National Park Service.

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Yellowstone Could Ship Bison to Fort Peck by End of Year

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Yellowstone National Park could send bison to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in eastern Montana by the end of the year.

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Montana Officials Track Yellowstone Area Elk for Brucellosis

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This spring, Montana undertook a series of elk captures to better understand how brucellosis moves through the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

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Yellowstone Bison Protester Sentenced in Court

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The other bison protester arrested after chaining himself to a concrete-filled barrel outside Stephens Creek has been sentenced in federal court.

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