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Stories tagged: yellowstone

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Study: Yellowstone bison mow, fertilize their own grass

A study of grazing in Yellowstone National Park found that bison essentially mow and fertilize their own food. This allows them to graze in one area for two to three …

Bass creep: Could smallmouth threaten the Yellowstone River’s iconic trout?

They launched the raft close to dawn and rowed down the Yellowstone River, trying to move quickly. The three U.S. Geological Survey researchers on board had a few stops to …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

China aims to build its own Yellowstone on Tibetan plateau

There’s a building boom on China’s Tibetan plateau, but this time, the Chinese government wants to set limits on the region’s growth to implement its own version of one of …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Melania Trump to visit national parks in Wyoming on Thursday

Melania Trump will promote U.S. national parks and her youth initiative later this week in Wyoming.

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 confirms fire tower was destroyed by lightning

Yellowstone National Park officials have confirmed that a lightning strike sparked a fire that destroyed a historic lookout tower during a severe thunderstorm.

UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019

Fitting the puzzle pieces: Greater Yellowstone Trail slowly coming together

The vision is a 180-mile-long separated trail from West Yellowstone, Montana, through the Teton Valley, over Teton Pass and deep into Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. But like an uncompleted …

When seeking bison, start with Yellowstone’s Hayden Valley

For spectacular wildlife viewing, there’s nothing quite like the annual bison breeding season in Yellowstone National Park’s Hayden Valley in late July and August.

Grizzly bears push into lowland areas as legal fight drags

Grizzly bears are spreading into new areas of the U.S. Northern Rockies, expanding from remote wilderness and into farmland amid a legal fight over proposed hunting.

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

Three years after its last eruption,

Yellowstone biologists making headway against lake trout

The war is still being waged against lake trout in Yellowstone Lake, but fisheries biologists are seeing new trends that offer optimism, and anglers hunting cutthroat trout are seeing more …

More than 300 Yellowstone bison removed so far

More than 300 bison have been culled from Yellowstone National Park during the current effort to keep the park’s herd at a manageable level.

First grizzly bear sighting this year in Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park has recorded its first grizzly bear sighting of the year as bears start to come out of hibernation with the pending end of winter.

Yellowstone road plowing starts Friday

Roads in Yellowstone National Park will begin to close to over snow travel on Friday so crews can start to plow in preparation for the coming spring and summer tourist …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019

Battle in Yellowstone: Video shows long-legged elk schooling wolves

A pack of wolves in Yellowstone National Park found themselves floundering through deep snow while hunting elk Dec. 27. The bull elk had the advantage outpacing and fending off the …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019

‘Wheeeee!’ Some national parks open to visitors post-shutdown

Park rangers were once again greeting visitors at some national parks across the United States and flight operations at major airports were returning to normal on Saturday, one day after …

Yellowstone’s federal workers to resume some basic services

Yellowstone National Park officials say federal employees will start providing some basic services again, despite the ongoing partial government shutdown.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019

Volunteers clean restrooms, take out trash in Yellowstone

Volunteers are picking up the slack at Yellowstone National Park during the government shutdown. This weekend, about 10 residents of Gardiner, Montana, cleaned up rest stops and removed garbage from …

Yellowstone plans to capture more than 600 bison

Yellowstone National Park officials plan to capture 600 to 900 bison to slaughter this winter for the continuing effort to manage the herd’s population.

Yellowstone wolf’s killing raises questions

The November killing of a Yellowstone wolf outside the park has generated “hundreds” of emails and phone calls to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials suggesting that the hunt was …

Legendary Yellowstone wolf was killed by hunter; years later, her daughter was, too

It was a chance encounter between Marc Cooke and 926F. The wolf looked as though she could be a dog. It paced about 50 yards off the road where Cooke’s …

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.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018

Study in Wyoming: Brucellosis reduces elk pregnancy rates

Although increased predation by grizzly bears, cougars and wolves, along with drought, have been blamed for the decline in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s elk populations, a recent study said scientists …

Study: Carnivores’ return helps Yellowstone park streams

The return of wolves and cougars to Yellowstone National Park is helping restore a landscape that had been altered in their absence and allowing streams to return to a more …

Colorado man pleads guilty to trespassing at Old Faithful

A 27-year-old Colorado man who walked dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser in September is banned from Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks for five years.

Reflecting on 40 years of change in Yellowstone following wolf reintroduction

Longtime wolf researcher Mark Boyce presented a paper reflecting on his 40 years of work – as well as the work of some of his students and colleagues – on …

Yellowstone superintendent won’t consider visitor caps

The new superintendent of Yellowstone National Park said Tuesday he won’t consider capping the number of visitors to the nation’s first national park, which is on pace to attract more …

Zinke signs mining ban near Yellowstone park

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has approved a 20-year ban on new mining claims in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park after two proposed gold mines raised concerns the …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018

Zinke expected to OK block on mining claims near Yellowstone

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has scheduled a visit next week to Montana, where he’s expected to finalize a proposal to block new mining claims on the forested public lands …

Yellowstone thermal spring erupts for 4th time in 60 years

A thermal spring near Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park has erupted for the fourth time in the last 60 years, a park official said Thursday.