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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 …


Montana temporarily blocks bison slaughters

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has blocked the impending slaughter of hundreds of Yellowstone National Park bison over disease concerns until a temporary home can be found for 40 animals wanted …


Elk numbers stabilizing in northern Yellowstone

State and federal biologists say elk numbers in the northern part of Yellowstone National Park have stabilized after a long-term decline.


Renovation begins at hotel in Yellowstone National Park

A hotel in Yellowstone National Park is not renting out rooms during a two-part, $7.9 million renovation.


New Yellowstone dam challenged over sturgeon worries

Wildlife advocates plan to challenge the approval of a new Yellowstone River dam aimed at benefiting Montana and North Dakota farmers that critics say could kill off a dwindling population …


Montana water district files suit over Yellowstone arsenic

A Montana water and sewer district is suing Yellowstone National Park over arsenic leaking from the park that infiltrates its sewage treatment system.


Search continues, man believed missing in Yellowstone River

Stillwater County officials planned to continue a search Thursday for a man believed missing in the Yellowstone River near Columbus.


Yellowstone to open for winter season

Yellowstone National Park is opening its roads to the public for snow vehicle travel this week.


Wyoming moves to create license plate featuring Yellowstone

Transportation officials in Wyoming hope to create a license plate featuring Yellowstone National Park.


Yellowstone Park under pressure from crowds, budget

Yellowstone, the country’s oldest national park, is being discovered by more people than ever. As the park’s visitation continues to grow, so does the list of maintenance that needs to …


Yellowstone superintendent prepares for even more crowds

The superintendent of Yellowstone National Park says he expects visitor numbers to continue to grow but that he’s gotten better at managing the crowds.


Yellowstone National Park sees increase in lake trout kill

BILLINGS – Yellowstone Lake has had another record year for lake trout removal after about 366,000 of the nonnative trout were netted and killed to make way for the fishery’s …


U.S. moves to block mining near Yellowstone National Park

U.S. officials plan to block new mining claims outside Yellowstone National Park as the Obama administration races in its last days to keep industry out of pristine and environmentally sensitive …


Yellowstone grizzlies could be removed from endangered species list

State and federal wildlife managers are considering removing Endangered Species Act protections from grizzly bears living in Yellowstone National Park.


Report: Man who died in Yellowstone was looking to ‘hot pot’

A 23-year-old Portland man who died after falling into a Yellowstone National Park hot spring this summer was looking for a place to “hot pot,” or soak in the park’s …


Researchers seek to find Old Faithful’s underground plumbing

Scientists from the U.S. and Denmark are seeking to map out the plumbing system hidden inside the earth’s crust that’s responsible for the famous Old Faithful geyser and other hydrothermal …


State, federal agency seek damages for Yellowstone oil spill

The state of Montana and U.S. Department of Interior say they’ll seek compensation for environmental damages caused by a 30,000-gallon pipeline spill into the Yellowstone River.


Cell service in Yellowstone interior irks some

BILLINGS, Mont. – Adventure seekers encounter untamed wilderness when they enter the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. Howling wolves. Deadly grizzly bears. Steam-spewing geysers as seen nowhere else on Earth. …


Investigators pursue Yellowstone park harassment claims

Government investigators are due in Yellowstone National Park Tuesday to look into an employee’s claims of sexual exploitation of female workers and financial misconduct.


Settlement reached in Exxon Yellowstone spill

Exxon Mobil Corp. will pay $12 million for environmental damages caused by a pipeline break that spilled 63,000 gallons of crude into Montana’s Yellowstone River and prompted a national debate …


Wildfire closes Yellowstone south entrance

A wildfire again has closed the south entrance to Yellowstone National Park and caused park employees to evacuate from the area.


Yellowstone allows campfires again

Campers in Yellowstone National Park can enjoy campfires again.