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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.

2 arrested at Yellowstone Park’s bison corral

Yellowstone National Park officials say rangers arrested two people who were trying to chain themselves to a corral where wild bison are held.

Wyoming state House advances Yellowstone fee proposal

A proposal to collect a fee at Yellowstone National Park to fund wildlife conservation efforts in the states surrounding the park has passed the Wyoming House of Representatives.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018

Wyoming legislation seeks conservation fee at Yellowstone

A proposal introduced in the Wyoming Legislature advocates for imposing a fee at Yellowstone National Park to help pay for wildlife conservation efforts in the states surrounding the park.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018

Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some U.S. parks open, some not

Visitors could still ride snowmobiles and ski into Yellowstone National Park on Saturday to marvel at the geysers and buffalo herds, despite the federal government shutdown.

Some escaped Yellowstone park bison found near Mammoth

The National Park Service says it found some of the 52 bison that escaped from holding pens in Yellowstone National Park after someone cut the fence.

Snow means go for a Yellowstone winter trip

With its vast expanses of snowy meadows, steaming deep blue pools and spouting geysers, there’s no place quite like Yellowstone National Park in the winter. It’s otherworldly, an almost alien …

Veteran filmmaker makes his office in Yellowstone National Park

Every week Bob Landis is hunting for a trophy, only instead of using a rifle to make the kill he’s packing a video camera.

Yellowstone National Park to open for winter season

Yellowstone National Park is set to open for the winter season.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017

Officials plan to cull at least 600 Yellowstone bison

Bison managers expect between 600 and 900 of the animals at Yellowstone National Park will be culled this winter by hunting or slaughter.

U.S. considers logging project along scenic Wyoming highway

The U.S. Forest Service is considering allowing logging along a scenic highway leading to Yellowstone National Park to remove insect-infested trees and reduce fire danger.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017

Report recommends capping Yellowstone bison removal at 1,250

A recently released Yellowstone National Park bison status report says officials are looking to cap this winter’s cull of bison at 1,250.

Campsite-raiding Yellowstone grizzly bear captured, killed

A grizzly bear that has been raiding backcountry campsites and chasing campers in Yellowstone National Park since last year has been captured and killed.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017

More groups sue over Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

Three more conservation groups are suing to restore federal protections to grizzly bears living in and around Yellowstone National Park.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017

Groups sue to protect Yellowstone grizzlies as hunts anticipated

Wildlife advocates and a Montana Indian tribe are asking a U.S. court to restore protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park so that trophy hunting of the …

Interior secretary pushes mining ban outside Yellowstone

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he wants to speed up a proposal to block new gold mining claims on public lands near Yellowstone National Park and will consider blocking other …

Agreement protects elk route, trout streams near Yellowstone

A Canadian mining company says it’s reached an agreement with conservation groups to protect two Montana trout streams and hundreds of acres of land used by migrating elk from Yellowstone …

Yellowstone to create temporary bison quarantine facility

Yellowstone National Park has decided to convert part of its bison trap into a temporary brucellosis quarantine facility.

UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017

Yellowstone grizzlies removed from threatened species list

For the second time in a decade, the U.S. government has removed grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region from the threatened species list.

UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017

Report: Famous Yellowstone bear shot at close range in 2015

The investigation into the death of a famed Yellowstone National Park grizzly bear killed by an elk hunter in late 2015 determined that the bear was shot three times at …

UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017

U.S. officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled …

Northwest Yellowstone area sees earthquake swarm

A swarm of earthquakes in the northwestern part of Yellowstone National Park this week continued into Friday and was punctuated with a magnitude 4.4 quake Thursday evening.

$24K reward offered for killer of Yellowstone wolf

The reward for information leading to whoever shot a rare white wolf found inside Yellowstone National Park rose to $24,000 this week after a wolf advocacy groups and a Go …

Yellowstone seeks comment on lookout project

Yellowstone National Park is looking for more public comment on potential effects of a project involving the historic Mt. Washburn Fire Lookout.

Yellowstone wolf family tree and genealogy available online

Details of Yellowstone National Park’s individual wolves and their inter-relatedness can be found in one place: online at, a website formerly reserved for rooting out human family trees.

Life at the window of Yellowstone National Park

Tonya Mathews is the north entrance supervisor of Yellowstone National Park, meaning she oversees the cheery people who lean out the window here and welcome visitors to the park.