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New Bear-Counting Methods Discussed

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The region’s grizzly bear managers are refining the methods they use to determine the number of bears in the ecosystem as well as their distribution through the ecosystem and food sources. Some of those new methods were discussed during the Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee meeting of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee in Jackson this week. Outgoing Chairperson Mary Gibson Scott says … 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

Travel Restrictions Lifted At Palisades

April 16, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho, Swan Valley Comments Off
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Summer Travel Regulations took effect Monday for the Palisades Ranger District of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Conditions at the lower elevations are suitable to support vehicle traffic on many roads and some trails now without causing resource damage. However, District Ranger Tracy Hollingshead asks … Continue Reading

More Wolf Packs in 2012

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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

Salazar Praises President’s Interior Budget

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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar defended President Obama’s allocation in his proposed budget of $11.9-billion for the Department of the Interior as a balanced one that makes tough budget choices but funds the highest priorities.  During a telephone news conference yesterday, Salazar told reporters … Continue Reading

Water Park Envisioned On Teton River

April 4, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Friends of the Teton River has released copies of the final Teton Creek Restoration plans, which will include a new water park in the vicinity of the Aspen Pointe subdivision—just upstream of the Cemetery Road Bridge near Driggs, Idaho. Restoration Director Mike Lien says he got the initial idea … Continue Reading

Idaho Extends Wolf Hunt

April 2, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho Comments Off
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The Idaho Fish and Game Commission last week, extended the current wolf hunting season through June 30 in the Middle Fork and part of the Dworshak-Elk City wolf management zones of that state.  These seasons were scheduled to end last Sunday.  Most other hunting and trapping seasons … Continue Reading

2 More Burglary Suspects Caught In Driggs

March 26, 2013 State of Idaho, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Two additional suspects have been arrested now in connection with recent burglaries near Alta, Wyoming.  Working together with the Teton County, Idaho Sheriff’s office, Teton County, Wyoming Sheriff’s detectives arrested … 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

Concern Raised For Summer Water Supplies

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Reservoirs in the Upper Snake River Basin are filling again with the reservoirs collectively filled to 69% capacity. Individually, those reservoirs range from 100% filled at Henry’s Lake and 90% filled at American Falls to 39% of capacity at Pallisades Reservoir.  Jackson Lake is currently filled to 74% of its storage capacity.  The Bureau of Reclamation says … Continue Reading

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