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25 years later: Politics, myths and the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone

In the same year that Yellowstone National Park marks the 25th anniversary of

Female Yellowstone bison shipped to tribes

Thirty-three Yellowstone bison that had been held in quarantine – including 14 females with calves – were shipped from their pasture near Gardiner to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation on …

Wilds of Wyoming appealed to early 1900s Major League Baseball stars

Spending the entire winter trapping in Wyoming’s remote Thorofare Valley – just southeast of Yellowstone National Park – produced a big pay day for a young Indiana man in 1918.

Two Yellowstone wolf pups killed by vehicle; habituation to blame, biologist says

A Yellowstone National Park male and female wolf pup were killed by a vehicle in November and a park official is blaming some park visitors for making them less afraid …

Fewer Yellowstone wolves equals no wolf-on-wolf deaths

For the first time in 24 years, Yellowstone National Park’s wolf project staff found no evidence in 2018 of wolves killing each other.

Modern backpackers in Yellowstone want pit toilets and solitude, survey shows

Yellowstone National Park backpackers want a few more amenities compared to their counterparts surveyed 17 years ago, but in other respects they remain much the same.

Broken Yellowstone wolf teeth reveal theory about ice age extinctions

This may be a tale that only dentists can appreciate, but the teeth of dead Yellowstone wolves are helping scientists understand the life of predators more than 11,000 years ago.

100 years ago in Spokane: Yellowstone autos promote parks’ tourism; more McNutt murder details emerge

Two bright yellow Yellowstone National Park autos, including an omnibus, arrived in Spokane to promote tourism to Yellowstone and other western national parks, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.

Yellowstone National Park names 1st female chief ranger

Yellowstone National Park has named its first female chief ranger.

Men face charges for walking on Old Faithful Geyser

Two men face criminal charges for walking onto Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park.

Over 820,000 visits to Yellowstone in August

Yellowstone National Park recorded just over 820,000 recreational visits during August and has exceeded 3.1 million visitors for the year so far.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019

Squirrels, bees could get US aid but not Yellowstone’s bison

U.S. wildlife officials rejected petitions Thursday to protect Yellowstone National Park’s storied bison herds but pledged to consider more help for two other species – a tiny, endangered squirrel in …

More than 4 million people visit Yellowstone National Park annually; few find their way into the park’s 2-million-acre backcountry

More than 4 million people visit Yellowstone National Park every year, but relatively few find their way into the park’s 2-million-acre backcountry.

Yellowstone’s Ledge Geyser roars to life after sitting quiet 3 years

Three years after its last eruption,

Landers scheduled to talk cutthroat

The comeback of cutthroat trout in the Yellowstone region, as verified by fly rod during a wilderness horse-packing and pack-rafting trip, will be covered in a program on May 7 …

Long, snowy winters taking toll on Yellowstone elk

Two hard winters in a row are weakening the health of Yellowstone’s northern elk herd.

Wolf tracks are prominent during late-season ski through Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s interior roads open to car traffic on April 19. Until then the nonmotorized crowd has a special time to itself.

Research ties lake trout to changes in Yellowstone ecosystem

The precipitous decline of Yellowstone Lake’s cutthroat trout population during the past 30 years following the illegal introduction of nonnative lake trout has had impacts on everything from zooplankton and …

Some tourists get too close to Yellowstone’s bison, despite hearing warnings, study shows

From informational pamphlets handed out to tourists at the gates of Yellowstone National Park to roadside informational signs and displays in its visitor center, the park’s staff try to teach …

Yellowstone guides offer routes to powder for skiers, snowboarders

Carving turns down snow-covered mountains in Yellowstone National Park is now within reach for more skiers and snowboarders thanks to guided trips.

Spokane brothers dominated souvenir market for decades with Hysterical Maps and decals

For 20 or so years, Spokane’s Lindgren Brothers company would make maps of every U.S. state, every national park and many other notable tourist destinations. The company would go on …

Popular Yellowstone wolf falls to Montana hunter

A Montana hunter has legally killed a wolf that was popular with photographers and wolf watchers in Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone bear that attacked Washington boy won’t be captured, killed

Officials in Yellowstone National Park say they don’t plan to capture or kill a bear that injured a 10-year-old boy from Washington state.

UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018

WSU and UI researchers say there’s more magma beneath Yellowstone caldera than previously thought

Based on research by WSU and UI, amount of magma under the Yellowstone caldera may be as much as double as what scientists previously thought.

At Yellowstone, people approaching elk calves get attacked by their mothers

If the elk of Yellowstone National Park had a spokeswoman, she would be working overtime trying to set the record straight about elk-human interactions: Despite the headlines, the average elk …

Yellowstone head says Trump administration forcing him out

Yellowstone National Park’s superintendent says he’s being forced out for what appear to be punitive reasons following disagreements with the Trump administration over how many bison the park can sustain.

Yellowstone launches program to establish new bison herds

Yellowstone National Park is launching a new program to capture and quarantine wild bison with the goal of establishing new, disease-free herds across the nation, park officials said Tuesday.

U.S. won’t restore Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

U.S. officials will not restore federal protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears, despite a court ruling that called into question the government’s rationale for turning management over to states that are …

Yellowstone National Park bans felt wading boots to block aquatic invasive species

Anglers casting in Yellowstone National Park this season will have to leave their felt-soled wading boots at home. The park has banned the boots to help prevent transportation of aquatic …

UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Potential eruptions at world’s largest geyser

Yellowstone National Park has reported a series of potential eruptions from the world’s largest active geyser for the first time since 2014.