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YNP Pack and Horseback Tours studied

March 13, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Wyoming Comments Off
YNP Horseback

The National Park Service is preparing an environmental assessment to analyze impacts associated with the issuance of new concession contracts for guided backcountry saddle and pack stock tours in Yellowstone National Park.  At issue is … Continue Reading

Park Visitations Up In February

YNP snowmobile

Visitation to Yellowstone National Park during February experienced a 4¼% increase from the same month last year.  According to the National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics Office, 31,053 people visited the park for recreational purposes with another 48,559 … Continue Reading

Bison Movement Approved

March 11, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
Bison

Montana Governor Steve Bullock has approved a request from Yellowstone National Park to move 63 bison from a holding facility in the park, near Gardiner, to an Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service facility in Corwin Springs, three miles away.  The animals are being moved … Continue Reading

Elk Numbers Continue To Decline

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The number of elk in the northern Yellowstone herd continues its decline.  The Northern Yellowstone Cooperative Wildlife Working Group has conducted its annual winter survey of the northern Yellowstone elk population working with … Continue Reading

Workshop Participants Say “Stay The Course”

Bison_herd

Yellowstone National Park and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks concluded a workshop last week that examined the science behind brucellosis and the need for increased suppression of the disease in the Yellowstone bison population.  At the close of the workshop, the panel provided … Continue Reading

Exhibitors Sought For Photo Show

winter photo show

Photographers are invited to share their favorite winter images of the region with the public during the Fifth Annual Winter Photo Festival to be held next month in West Yellowstone.  The festival will be held at the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center on March 12th, sponsored by … Continue Reading

Sequestration Cuts Outlined In YNP

Wenk

Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk visited with members of the media yesterday about ways the sequestration is impacting activities in the nation’s first park.  Among the measures being taken to cut $1¾-million from the park’s operations is a delay in plowing the roads by two weeks.  He says that will enable … Continue Reading

Sequestration Already Felt Here

Jon-Jarvis

The national sequestration took effect Friday bringing with it mandated slashes to government budgets.  While it is not yet entirely known how that will impact the nearby forests and parks, National Parks Director John Jarvis told reporters it has already been felt in Yellowstone National Park. Jarvis says, “They would be … Continue Reading

YNP Winter Season Ending

February 28, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Wyoming Comments Off
YNP Winter

Yellowstone National Park’s winter season is drawing to a close. Park roads that serve commercially guided snowmobile and snowcoach travel to iconic Yellowstone locations will be closed in stages beginning tomorrow, when the East Entrance will close at 9:00 pm. Oversnow travel into the park from Mammoth Hot Springs will end at … Continue Reading

Yellowstone’s Economic Impacts Touted

Arch Winter

A new National Park Service report for 2011 shows that the 3,394,326 visitors to Yellowstone National Park spent $333-million in communities surrounding the park. This spending supported 5,041 jobs in the local area.  As in Grand Teton National Park, … Continue Reading

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