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Yellowstone Elk Count Marred by Weather

Montana’s Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks says they weren’t able to finish counting the elk herd that migrates between Yellowstone National Park and Montana. Park and department scientists say the numbers this year are probably close to last year’s 3,900 elk, but they didn’t finish counting this year because of bad weather. The herd peaked at 20,000 in 1992 before gray wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone

Montana Wildlife Officials Release Bison Herd to Repopulate

April 2, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana Comments Off

Montana wildlife officials are trying to release 135 bison into the wild to repopulate the endangered species. The bison herd was captured from Yellowstone National Park and held for several years in a Montana Fish and Wildlife Park in Bozeman. They have been tested and don’t have any diseases. Officials say the animals could be moved as early as November

Latest Snowmobile Fatality Victim Identified

March 14, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana Comments Off
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(COOKE CITY, Mont)  Another snowmobiler died in an incident near Cooke City, Montana yesterday.  Park County, Montana Undersheriff Scott Hamilton says a snowmobile crash in the vicinity of Abundance Flat  was reported shortly after noon to Yellowstone National Park who in turn the Park County Sheriff’s office.  Hamilton says 48 year-old Brian MacPherson, of Martensville, Saskatchewan, Canada was apparently … Continue Reading

Lummis Defends States’ Water Rights

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(WASHINGTON, D.C.)  Wyoming’s U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis voted with a bi-partisan majority of 238-174 to pass the Water Rights Protection Act yesterday.  The bill bars federal agencies from demanding that citizens and businesses relinquish their water rights to the U.S. government and have them considered for a public lands permit or lease.  Lummis told the Congress that such a federal government practice … Continue Reading

IBMP Decision Upheld

March 14, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Montana Comments Off
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(HELENA, Mont)  The Montana Supreme Court this week upheld the “Adaptive Management Adjustments” made to the Interagency Bison Management Plan in 2011.  Those adjustments provide that Yellowstone bison may roam farther into the Gardiner Basin north of the park.  The Supreme Court ruling was based on … Continue Reading

Avalanche Claims Minnesota Snowmobiler (Name Released)

March 12, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana Comments Off
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(COOKE CITY, Mont)  An 18 year-old Minnesota man died yesterday in an avalanche near Cooke City Montana.  According to Park County, Montana Undersheriff Scott Hamilton, the sheriff’s office there received a call at about 4:00 pm of a snowmobiler buried in an avalanche in the Daisy Pass/Crown Butte area.  Five members of the Park County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue responded and … Continue Reading

Bison Demonstrator Appears In Court

March 12, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Jacobs

(MAMMOTH, Wyo)  The man who chained himself to the bison capture facility outside Yellowstone National Park last week made his first appearance in federal court and refused a plea arrangement – opting for a full trial with the aid of an attorney.  20 year-old Comfrey Jacobs had … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Bison Reduction Program Concluded

March 10, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana Comments Off
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(GARDINER, MT)  The bison roundup in Yellowstone National Park is over.  Wildlife managers removed about 600 bison from the park populations which had grown to approximately 46-hundred animals. Last summer the Interagency Bison Management Plan partners determined that … Continue Reading

February Visitation Down In Yellowstone

March 10, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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(DENVER)  Visitation figures from Yellowstone National Park indicate a drop last month in recreational visits to the park.  According to statistics posted by the National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics office, almost 3,000 fewer visitors entered the park during the month for … Continue Reading

Protester Arrested At Bison Facility

March 7, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana Comments Off
Jacobs

(GARDINER, MT)  An environmental activist seeking to draw attention to the capture and shipping to slaughter of bison north of Yellowstone National Park near Gardiner, Montana Thursday handcuffed himself to the entrance to the Stephens Creek holding facility in order to prevent shipping trailers from accessing the bison there.  20 year-old Comfrey Jacobs handcuffed himself to … Continue Reading

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  • Governor Takes Action to Protect Wyoming Forests - April 24, 2014
    Governor Matt Mead continues to work to protect Wyoming’s forests. In a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Governor Mead identified most forested acres in Wyoming as areas needing expedited insect and disease treatment. These areas include portions of the Bighorn, Black Hills, Bridger-Teton, Medicine Bow, Shoshone, and Uinta National Forests and could potentially lead to […]
  • University of Wyoming Professor Receives Prestigious Math Fellowship - April 24, 2014
    Chris Hall soon will roam the halls where a mathematical giant once stood. Hall, a University of Wyoming associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, has been selected for the prestigious von Neumann Fellowship at Princeton University’s Institute for Advanced Study. Up to eight of these fellowships are available each year. “I’m excited about the fellowship […]
  • Know how to defend yourself from a bear attack - April 24, 2014
    I hope you know what to do to avoid having a bad encounter with a bear. But do you know what to do if an encounter is unavoidable? If you’re wandering around the woods, doing everything you should do to keep from startling a bear, chances are you won’t see one. But even the best […]
  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]

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