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Yellowstone Fire Danger Upgraded to Very High; Bacon Rind Fire Expands

Bacon Rind Fire Sept. 6

The call to withdraw resources from the Bacon Rind Fire on the western edge of Yellowstone may have been premature, as warm and dry weather leads to its expansion and an upgrade to the Yellowstone fire danger to Very High.

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As Bacon Rind Fire Recedes, Yellowstone Fire Danger Upgraded to High

Bacon Rind Fire Late August

As the Bacon Rind Fire recedes and not viewed as a threat to cause major damage, the Yellowstone fire danger has been upgraded to High, thanks to warm and dry weather.

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More Wolves = Fewer Elk = Yellowstone Aspen Comeback

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It’s being hailed as a success in restoring balance to the area: the reintroduction of wolves has lessened the elk population — which in turn is fueling a Yellowstone aspen comeback.

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Yellowstone Grizzly Hunt Blocked – For Now

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A proposed Yellowstone grizzly hunt in Idaho and Wyoming was blocked for two weeks by U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen, who ruled more consideration was needed about the decision to delist the bears by the federal government and turn management over to the states.

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Bizarre Bison Incident Ends Up in Jail Time

Reinke bison

A bizarre string of events that saw misconduct at Grand Teton National Park, Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park, including a dangerous taunting of a bison, ended in a guilty plea at Yellowstone Justice Center yesterday.

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Female Grizzly With Cub Identified in Recent Yellowstone Bear Attack

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Rangers have determined a female grizzly with at least one cub or yearling was responsible for yesterday’s Yellowstone bear attack, but no further action will be taken.

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Cool Weather, Showers Slow Bacon Rind Fire

Bacon Rind Fire Aug. 23

Though the Yellowstone fire danger is currently pegged at Very High, things are relatively quiet, as cool weather and scattered showers has helped stall the Bacon Rind Fire and preventing little new fire activity in the Park.

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Bear Spray Saves the Day in Yellowstone Bear Attack

Black Bear

This is why you carry bear spray when hiking: A Yellowstone bear attack could have been much worse had a family not purchased and used bear spray to mitigate injuries to a 10-year-old boy.

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Bacon Rind Fire Expands to 1,838 Acres

Bacon Rind Fire Aug. 16

The Bacon Rind Fire on Yellowstone National Park’s western boundary has expanded to 1,838 acres — but most of that growth has been to the south and not impacting Park operations.

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Yellowstone Bear Trapping Begins Next Week

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If you’re planning any backcountry hikes this fall, you may want to be aware of this: scientific Yellowstone bear trapping by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (IGBST) and National Park Service runs from Aug. 21 through Oct. 31.

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