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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017

More grizzly bears roaming outside national parks in Wyoming

A growing number of grizzly bears are moving outside their established habitat in and around Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, causing more conflicts with humans, according to wildlife managers.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017

Groups sue to stop mining exploration north of Yellowstone

Opponents of mining outside Yellowstone National Park are challenging a decision by Montana environmental regulators to allow a Canadian company to explore for precious metals just north of the park.


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., 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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017

Bears near U.S.-Canada border merit endangered status, judge rules

A judge has ruled a small population of grizzly bears in Montana and Idaho near the Canadian border can be considered endangered even if they are not on the brink …


Yellowstone visitation down in July and for the year

More than half way through the calendar year, Yellowstone National Park has seen about 5 percent fewer visitors so far this year.


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: Fri., July 28, 2017

Penalties for Yellowstone workers in misconduct

As many as 10 workers in Yellowstone National Park’s maintenance division will be disciplined after an investigation found female employees were subjected to sexual harassment and other problems.


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 …


UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017

Yellowstone takes measures to prevent mussels’ spread

Yellowstone National Park officials are installing barriers in front of boat launches in an attempt to prevent invasive mussels recently discovered in Montana from spreading to the park and into …


Yellowstone sees drop in visitation partly because of storms

Partly because of late spring snowstorms, fewer people visited Yellowstone National Park in May when compared with a year ago.


Yellowstone Park says it’s winning against non-native fish

Researchers trying to preserve native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park say they are on track to eliminate non-native fish from Yellowstone Lake in about a decade.


UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017

Reward upped to $25,000 for info about Yellowstone white wolf death

Yellowstone National Park is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information about the shooting death of a rare white wolf near Gardiner, Montana.


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.


‘Safe Selfie’ policy adopted at Yellowstone National Park

In response to an epidemic of foolish, irresponsible and sometimes illegal behavior over the last two record-setting years of attendance, Yellowstone National Park officials are asking 2017 visitors to “Take …


Researchers to trap grizzly, black bears in Yellowstone

Researchers will begin trapping grizzly and black bears Sunday in Yellowstone National Park.


Yellowstone is addressing sexual harassment report, official says

The superintendent of Yellowstone National Park says the park is acting to address a report that found evidence of sexual harassment within the park’s maintenance division.


Advocates say wolves may help curb disease in elk

Wolves are the perfect tool to help reduce the spread of chronic wasting disease among elk, deer and moose, wolf advocates told the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission on last …


Yellowstone elk herd growth tricky to manage

Managing the Northern Yellowstone elk herd, one of the most popular in the world, is no easy task.


Yellowstone starts opening roads on Friday

Yellowstone National Park on Friday will begin opening select roads that had been closed over the winter within the park.


Montana plans to keep wolf hunt quotas outside Yellowstone

Montana wildlife officials are proposing to keep the number of wolves that can be hunted or trapped just outside of Yellowstone National Park at four.


Montana officials search for owner of dead cows along river

A total of nine dead cows have been found along a Montana River and wildlife officials say while it’s not common, it’s also not unheard of.


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017

China plans panda preserve 3 times size of Yellowstone park

China is planning to create a preserve for the giant panda that will be three times the size of Yellowstone National Park in the western U.S.


More than 1,200 Yellowstone bison killed this winter

Operations to kill bison in Yellowstone National Park for slaughter have come to an end, with more than 1,200 bison culled this winter.


Nearly 1,000 Yellowstone bison killed this season

Wildlife officials estimate nearly 1,000 Yellowstone National Park bison have been killed this season.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017

Hundreds of bison sent to slaughter over tribes’ objections

Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday started shipping hundreds of wild bison to slaughter for disease control, as a quarantine facility on a Montana Indian reservation that could help spare many …


APNewsBreak: Deal allows Yellowstone bison slaughter

A deal disclosed Thursday will allow the mass slaughter of hundreds of wild bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park, while sparing 25 animals that American Indian tribes want to start …