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Sholly: No Dramatic Changes in Yellowstone National Park Operations

Cam Sholly

Cam Sholly, still in his first year as superintendent, doesn’t foresee any dramatic changes in Yellowstone National Park operations, dismissing talk of limiting access to the Park in the busiest summer visitation days.

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Yellowstone Wolf Population Remains Steady in 2018

wolf artist paint pots 2017

The Yellowstone wolf population remained steady in 2018, according to a report issued by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department as part of its management of the state wolf population.

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2019 Yellowstone Bison Culling Begins

Yellowstone bison

The annual spring culling of Yellowstone bison has begun, as 23 bison that were part of a larger herd heading north of Mammoth Hot Springs were captured near the Stephens Creek facility.

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Quarantined Yellowstone Bison Finally Headed to Fort Peck

bison in snow february 15 2014

Quarantined Yellowstone bison are finally headed to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, as an agreement to transfer bulls reached last year finally comes to fruition.

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Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act Passes Senate; House Next

Paradise Valley

The proposed ban on mining north of Yellowstone National Park, the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act, was passed today by the U.S. Senate as part of a major, bipartisan public lands package that now heads for the House of Representatives.

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Zinke: No Mining North of Yellowstone in Paradise Valley

Signing ceremony ban on Paradise Valley mining

In a win for conservation and Yellowstone tourism over mining, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the withdrawal of 30,000 acres of federal lands in southwest Montana north of the Park from mining for 20 years.

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Protections Restored for Yellowstone-Area Grizzly Bears

grizzly bear sun hayden valley 2014

U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen restored Endangered Species Act protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears, and in the process permanently ended planned trophy hunts in Idaho and Wyoming.

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Yellowstone Forest Fires Infrequent, But Bacon Rind Fire Expands

Bacon Rind Fire Sept. 6

While there are few outbreaks of Yellowstone forest fires in 2018, one fire on the western boundary of the Park — the Bacon Rind Fire — continues to expand.

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Judge Extends Ban on Yellowstone Grizzly Hunts

yellowstone grizzly bear 2013

U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen extended a temporary restraining order that blocks a Yellowstone-area grizzly trophy hunt in Idaho and Wyoming, as the legal debate continues over federal delisting of the bears from endangered status and turning management over to the states.

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Yellowstone Visitation in August Down Year to Year

Busy Boardwalk at Norris Geyser Basin.

Yellowstone visitation in August 2018 was down some 11 percent when compared to August 2017, as hot and dry weather may have impacted the overall recreational numbers.

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