Tag Archives: Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone Winter Season Winding Down

Yellowstone in Winter

Yellowstone in Winter

The 2010-2011 winter season at Yellowstone National Park is winding down, as the Sylvan Pass is now closed to snowcoach and snowmobile traffic, and the rest of the road system will close in stages in coming days.

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Yellowstone Grizzly Appeal Slated for Next Week

Yellowstone Grizzly

Griz

An appeals court will hear arguments next week that grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem do not meet criteria for protected status under the Endangered Species Act, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service attempts to reverse a 2009 court decision.

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Schweitzer Halts Yellowstone Bison Slaughter, Citing Brucellosis Concerns

Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Bison

Oh, irony of ironies: Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer has effectively stopped the slaughter of Yellowstone National Park bison penned at the Stephens Creek facility over concerns that the bison may transmit brucellosis to cattle on their way to slaughter. Really.

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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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Yellowstone Visitation Down Slightly Again in January

Cross-Country Skier

Cross-Country SkierFewer folks visited Yellowstone National Park in January 2011 than in January 2010, as bad weather and a poor economy presumably cut down on the number of visitors heading to the Park for day visits and guided snowmobile tours.

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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 Bison Slaughter Debated in Court

Yellowstone Bison

Bison

A coalition of environmental groups has filed suit in U.S. District Court, asking that a planned slaughter of brucellosis-infected Yellowstone National Park bison be stopped, with the Interior Department arguing that the management proceed.

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Yellowstone Area Webcams: Old Faithful Parking Lot

Old Faithful Parking Lot

Old Faithful Area Parking Lot

A unique view, to be sure, but one that can help you plan out your day. This webcam focuses on the Old Faithful Parking Lot. You'll get an idea of traffic in the area from this webcam.

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300 Bison Hazed Back into Yellowstone — But Their Fate is Uncertain

Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Bison

A heavy snowpack is causing Yellowstone National Park bison to move outside the northern boundary of the Park: today around 300 were hazed back to the Park's Stephens Creek facility, where those testing positive for brucellosis are expected to be slaughtered.

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Stephens Creek Facility Empty as Captured Bison Released Back to Yellowstone

Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Bison

The Stephens Creek capture facility is now empty, after a group of 62 bison temporarily held there was released Thursday afternoon and moved south further into Yellowstone National Park.

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