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Winter Plan SEIS Shared With Public

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Yellowstone National Park Officials presented a revised proposal for the winter use plan and supplemental environmental impact statement during an open house in Jackson Monday evening. Four alternatives are under consideration ranging from … Continue Reading

Winter Use Plan Discussed

winter vehicles

Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk discussed with reporters yesterday some of the specifics of the revised winter use plan proposal for the park.  Wenk says the new proposal contains four alternatives with one that would permit winter use by “transportation event” rather than a specific number of vehicles.  He says officials believe … Continue Reading

Yellowstone’s Revised Winter Plan Explained

Wenk

Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk conducted a news conference with reporters Thursday morning to explain the proposed new winter plan proposal that has just been published for public comment.  That revised plan has four alternatives with one considered by the park to be the preferred alternative.  Listen here to Wenk’s opening statement regarding the revised plan.

Yellowstone Imposes Fire Restrictions

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Yellowstone National Park Friday announced the imposition of fire restrictions due to the continued drying conditions.  Park Spokesman Dan Hottle says the current rating in the park of “very high” prompted the park to put the restrictions into place. Like the restrictions in neighboring Grand Teton National Park, … Continue Reading

Revised Yellowstone Winter Plan Proposed

snowmobilers

Yellowstone National Park has updated its proposed winter use plan and issued an associated supplemental impact statement for public review.  The preferred alternative calls for the park to manage oversnow vehicles by their overall impacts to air quality, soundscapes, wildlife and visitors rather than … Continue Reading

Gallatin NF/Park County, MT Impose Restrictions

June 29, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
Gallatin NF

While no fire restrictions have been imposed in Yellowstone National Park, visitors to Gallatin National Forest to the north and west of the park and in Park County, Montana now do face restrictions.  Like in Jackson Hole, the use of campfires will only be allowed at … Continue Reading

Buy A Town In Paradise (Valley)

June 22, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
Pray

Did you miss your chance to purchase an entire town when Buford, Wyoming was sold at auction last month?  Well, you have another chance – and this town is in the Greater Yellowstone area.  Pray, Montana, located 30 miles north of … Continue Reading

YNP North Entrance Project Launched

June 14, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
Arch

Yellowstone National Park kicks off its Gardiner Gateway project today with federal, state, local and non-profit representatives joining in a ceremony near the Roosevelt Arch in Gardiner, Montana.  Park Spokesman Al Nash Says work on improvements addressing visitor safety, parking and improved traffic circulation is to take place … Continue Reading

Not All Forest Facilities Open Yet

May 24, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, Paradise Valley Comments Off
National Forest

While most forest facilities have opened for the season now, there are still some areas where access is limited due to early season conditions.  On the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, the Ashton/Flagg Ranch Road and dispersed camping is not yet open.  On the Gardiner Ranger District of the Gallatin National Forest, the Palmer Mountain Road remains closed due to snow.  Visitors to Bridger Teton National Forest will find … Continue Reading

Montana Evaluates Fire Danger

May 23, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
Schweitzer

The annual fire season briefing for Montana was delivered to Governor Brian Schweitzer yesterday including presentations from the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, the Northern Rockies Coordination Center and a variety of other state and federal agencies.  Schweitzer says the state has already seen fire on … Continue Reading

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  • 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 […]
  • Wyoming Veterans Asked to Complete Survey - April 23, 2014
    Wyoming veterans and family members are encouraged to complete a short online survey regarding Wyoming veteran benefits and services, which is located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WYOVET2014. The Wyoming Veterans Commission is updating their strategic plan and surveying Wyoming veterans and family members is an important part of that process. The survey, which only takes a few minutes to complete, is focused on […]
  • Wyoming Head Coach Recaps Spring Football Practice [AUDIO] - April 23, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys wrapped up spring practice last Saturday afternoon in Laramie.  And if you asked head coach Craig Bohl, he would tell you he wants 15 more practices this spring.  That’s not because of poor practicing by the Cowboys, but more so that he can get to know his team even better and get […]
  • Be Bear Aware when you’re out in the wilds - April 23, 2014
    Seeing a bear can be the highlight of an outdoor adventure. Especially if you’re trying to see one on a spring bear hunt. But getting too close to a grizzly can turn an awe-inspiring experience into a tragic one. There’s a common perception floating around that grizzlies are aggressive defenders of their territory that will […]