Stories tagged: yellowstone
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
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 …
Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
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
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 will promote U.S. national parks and her youth initiative later this week in Wyoming.
Sun., Aug. 18, 2019
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.
Tue., Aug. 6, 2019
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
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 …
Fri., June 21, 2019
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.
Sat., May 25, 2019
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.
Mon., May 20, 2019
Three years after its last eruption,
Sun., April 14, 2019
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 …
Wed., March 27, 2019
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.
Tue., March 12, 2019
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.
Thu., Feb. 28, 2019
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
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
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 …
Fri., Jan. 11, 2019
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 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 …
Fri., Jan. 4, 2019
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.
Thu., Dec. 20, 2018
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 …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2018
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 …
Fri., Nov. 30, 2018
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
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 …
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
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 …
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018
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.
Thu., Nov. 8, 2018
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 …
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018
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 …
Mon., Oct. 8, 2018
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
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 …
Thu., Sept. 20, 2018
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.