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Yellowstone Gets New Magistrate

April 19, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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A former Billings, Montana-based attorney was sworn in earlier this week as United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Wyoming, to preside over the U.S. District Court in Yellowstone National Park. Judge Mark Carman was selected by … Continue Reading

Grizzly Bear Scientists Meet In Jackson

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The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee will be in Jackson this week to hold its spring meeting which is to include reports on the estimation of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bear population and issues relating to future management. The Yellowstone ecosystem grizzly bear recovery area includes … Continue Reading

Tribal Leaders Call For Bison Protection

April 16, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council passed a resolution late last month, which became available to the public over this past weekend. The resolution urges protection of the wild, migratory buffalo in and around Yellowstone National Park and Montana. The resolution urges … Continue Reading

More Wolf Packs in 2012

Gibbon wolf pack standing on snow;Doug Smith;March 2007

The number of wolves living in the Northern Rocky Mountain Region has been growing substantially over the past two years.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in collaboration with other federal, state and tribal agencies, Friday released the 2012 Annual Report for … Continue Reading

Bicycles Permitted On YNP Road Now

YNP Bicycle

Bicyclists willing to brave the often unpredictable elements of spring in Yellowstone National Park are now able to travel 49 miles of park roads from the West Entrance at West Yellowstone, Montana, to Mammoth Hot Springs.  There is no spring bicycle-only access toward … Continue Reading

EA Released For YNP Bechler Region

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The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a plan to improve the administrative area of the Bechler region of Yellowstone National Park. Known as the “Cascade Corner” for its numerous waterfalls, Bechler was originally developed as an outpost to house … Continue Reading

Citizen Board Reconvened Re. Wolves

April 3, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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A disbanded 12-member citizens’ council is being reconvened to meet in Montana and discuss that state’s wolf management plan.  The Montana Wolf Management Advisory Council last met about five years ago, in anticipation of the wolf’s official recovery in … Continue Reading

Looking To Change Bear Counting Methods

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The US Fish and Wildlife Service is requesting public review and input on Proposed Revisions to the Demographic Recovery Criteria for the Grizzly Bear Population in the Greater Yellowstone Area. According to Grizzly Bear Recovery Coordinator Chris Servheen, the agency is proposing to … Continue Reading

Montana Counts Its Wolves

March 25, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is reporting that the current wolf population in that state is 625 or more.  Fish Wildlife and Parks Director Jeff Hagener says the agency is in the process of putting together … Continue Reading

Xanterra Gets Another 20 Years In YNP

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Once Yellowstone National Park opens for the season, it will be Xanterra Parks and Resorts that will be providing the lodging, retail and other visitor services in the park once again.  Xanterra was awarded a new 20-year contract to be … Continue Reading

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  • A whole lotta’ lens - July 30, 2014
    I was taking pictures at Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo last week, and one of the local newspaper photographers asked me why I wasn’t packing a really cool, high-zoot lens. He reminded me that with my membership in the Canon Professional Services, I am entitled to test drive lenses pretty much whenever I want. But I […]
  • Heavy Showers and Thunderstorms - July 29, 2014
    A Pacific weather disturbance, Monsoonal moisture and stationary frontal system will create rather widespread and heavy shower and thunderstorm activity.  Rain will especially be heavy in portions of central, south-central and southeastern Wyoming.  Areas of flooding will be a concern.  Continued mild temperatures on Wednesday with decreased shower and thunderstorm activity.  Weather conditions this weekend […]
  • Release ‘em right - July 29, 2014
    Each year, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department sends out a reminder of the right way to release fish when you turn them back into the water. Al Langston of the Game and Fish recently sent out that reminder, so I thought I’d pass it along to you. When the water gets warm this time […]
  • Hauling hay makes me consider ATVs - July 28, 2014
    In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. And I’ve been awakened in the night to the sound of thundering hooves receding down the trail toward the trailer. None of those situations […]

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