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Yellowstone Elk Population Stable: 2014 Survey

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Bad weather and a lack of equipment affected this year’s Northern Yellowstone elk count, but Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks officials say they have enough data to estimate that the population remains constant from last year.

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Will Yellowstone Brucellosis Battle Extend to Elk?

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The battle to eradicate brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone area may be extended to elk, as a $35 million provision in the proposed federal farm bill could enable long-term management of area herds.

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Study: Drought, Not Wolves, Impact Yellowstone Elk Reproductive Rates

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With the Yellowstone elk population declining in recent years, a study from Wyoming-based researchers indicates that drought, and not the presence of wolves, is to blame for declining reproductive rates.

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Judge: Slaughter of Yellowstone Bison Can Commence

Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Bison

Saying that the slaughter of 500 Yellowstone National Park bison would not harm the long-term survival of the species, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Lovell signed a ruling allowing the Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP) to begin putting them down.

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Feds Ease Brucellosis Rules; Will Yellowstone-Area Attitudes Change?

Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Bison

The Obama Administration has eased brucellosis management and detection rules in the states bordering Yellowstone National Park, but will the changes lead to reforms in bison management?

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Yellowstone Area Webcams: Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth Hot Springs
Mammoth Webcam

Streaming from the second floor of the Albright Visitor Center, the Mammoth Hot Springs webcam is popular for viewing wildlife in the general area right outside the center. It's a popular place for elk, but occasionally you'll see other wildlife wandering through.

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Endangered Species Coalition: Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Merits Protection

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Yellowstone SignIn a move that doesn't surprise Yellowstone National Park observers grappling with climate change, the Endangered Species Coalition named the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem as one of the 10 most endangered areas on the globe.

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As the Results Come In: Wolves Are Not Saving Yellowstone’s Aspen

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WolfBack in the 1990s, when wolves were re-introduced to Yellowstone National Park, there was a lot of speculation among biologists about how the wolves would affect the ecology. It was important speculation because such a large-scale re-introduction of wolves had never been tried before, and there was a lot riding on its outcome. Not too surprisingly, as research on the results of the re-introduction comes in, not all of the speculation turns out to be true.

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Surprise, Surprise: Elk Far From Yellowstone Bison Significant Source of Brucellosis

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Elk

Researchers tracing outbreaks of brucellosis in the greater Yellowstone Ecosystem have discovered "hot spots" of the disease far, far removed from Yellowstone bison -- and squarely in the midst of the elk population.

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Study: Elk Are Smarter/Dumber Than We Thought

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Elk

A study of migration patterns among Yellowstone National Park elk indicate they're smart enough to move onto safe land during hunting season but not smart enough to flee from wolves in their immediate territory.

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