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Yellowstone Seeks Concessioner

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The National Park Service has released a prospectus soliciting competitive proposals from businesses interested in providing a wide range of visitor services in Yellowstone National Park, currently being provided by Xanterra Parks and Resorts.  Those services include … Continue Reading

Montana Wolf Hunt Season Set

May 16, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comments on a proposed 2012-13 general wolf hunting and trapping season. The proposed general season would run from September 1st to February 28th with trapping allowed from December 15th to the end of the general wolf season. Trapping and hunting of wolves is … Continue Reading

Whooping Cough Invades Western States

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With a current epidemic of whooping cough – clinically known as pertussis – being declared in one western state and cases rising in at least one neighboring state, Wyoming’s state health officer is encouraging vaccination to help ensure vulnerable residents are … Continue Reading

GYCC Committee Gets Arbor Day Award

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The Greater Yellowstone Whitebark Pine Committee is the recipient of a 2012 Arbor Day Award in honor of its contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship.  The Arbor Day Foundation announced Tuesday that … Continue Reading

What Do Grizzlies Eat?

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A better understanding of food sources for the region’s grizzly bear population will be key to better ascertaining its recovery and eligibility for delisting.  That was the conclusion of bear managers gathered in Jackson Hole this week for the semi-annual meeting of the Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee.  A major concern, says spokesman Gregg Losinski is … Continue Reading

Roads Open In Yellowstone

April 19, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Wyoming Comments Off
YNP Entrance (Small)

Roads into Yellowstone National Park from the north and west entrances to the Old Faithful Area are reopening  to automobile travel for the season beginning Friday morning.  While the park is still experiencing early spring conditions, including continuing snowfall, Park Spokesman Al Nash says … Continue Reading

Whitebark Pine Recovery Agreement Made

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Federal land managers in the Greater Yellowstone Area have signed an interagency agreement to coordinate inventory, monitoring, and management of whitebark pine and explore new collaborative projects to help protect and restore the species throughout the region.  Spokesperson Mary Cernicek explains that … Continue Reading

Bear Experts Come To Jackson Hole

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The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee is holding its spring meeting in Teton Village Wednesday and Thursday this week.  The Yellowstone ecosystem grizzly bear recovery area includes all of Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks, as well as portions of northwest Wyoming, eastern Idaho, and southwest Montana.  According to Subcommittee Spokesman Gregg Losinski, … Continue Reading

Park County School Children Enter Poster Contest

April 11, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
Gallatin NF

Park County, Montana school children are being urged to participate in a poster coloring contest sponsored by the Yellowstone Ranger District of Gallatin National Forest.  The “Celebrating Wildflowers” poster contest seeks to increase appreciation of wildflowers and awareness of noxious weeds.  Posters from … Continue Reading

Bison Plan Published Online

March 27, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off

An agreement between Montana’s wildlife agency and a northeastern Montana Indian reservation that allowed for the recent translocation and long-term care of more than 60 disease-free bison is now available online.  The state’s Fish Wildlife and Parks Deaprtment says a total of 63 bison arrived last week from the quarantine facility near Gardiner. The bison are part of a study that began in 2004 aimed at creating a group of bison free of the bacteria that causes brucellosis, a disease that results in miscarriages in some pregnant animals, including domestic cattle, and bison and elk. The Memorandum of Understanding between Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation, which was signed March 16, includes commitments to properly contain bison, immediately respond to any escapes of bison,  keep liability insurance to cover any damage claims, provide Montana with disease-free bison for potential future conservation efforts, and continue disease testing for five years.

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  • 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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