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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014 As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014 High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry. Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected. Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average. Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014 Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
Pleasant Autumn Weather Expected - October 16, 2014 Temperatures will be noticeably cooler and closer to average today due to a cool front that crossed through the state of Wyoming yesterday. We can also expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds today, but conditions will remain mainly dry. Winds will gust between 15 to 25 mph. Daytime highs will reach the […]
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