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Yellowstone’s Bison Quarantine Location Chosen Mid 2015

September 22, 2014 Greater Yellowstone No Comments

The Department of the Interior is considering 20 areas of public property around the nation to relocate disease free Yellowstone National Park bison. Yellowstone’s chief scientist says they are expecting to have a final decision by the middle of next year. Jackson Hole News & Guide says the Department of Interior has been trying to maintain the pure bison genetics by slaughtering the ones with the brucellosis disease and moving the healthy ones to other areas

Yellowstone Continues Cutthroat Trout Restoration in Elk Creek

September 19, 2014 Greater Yellowstone No Comments

Yellowstone National Park is working to refill their rivers and creeks with cutthroat trout. A non-native species called Brook Trout force all the cutthroat out of the area so biologists are dispersing a chemical called rotenone into the water to kill the Brook species. The fish toxin isn’t supposed to cause any negative effects, but biologists are asking people to stay out of the water until September 30. #

Wildlife Lovers File Petition Against Bison Killers

September 18, 2014 Greater Yellowstone No Comments

Wildlife lovers are filing a legal petition to keep hunters, researchers and slaughter houses from capturing and killing hundreds of bison leaving Yellowstone National Park for winter migration. Friends of Animals and the Buffalo Field Campaign filed their petition with the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service which manages the land next to the park. Yellowstone officials say they might allow 900 bison to be killed this winter

Yellowstone and Teton Park Rangers Report 90 Rescues

September 2, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

Jackson Hole News & Guide reports Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park rangers have led about 90 search and rescue missions this year. Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash says they’ve conducted around 15 major and 20 minor search and rescue operations in Yellowstone. In addition, Grand Teton National Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says they’ve had 31 major and 23 minor searches so far.

Craig Pass Closes for Isa Lake Bridge Construction

August 29, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

Jackson Hole Daily says Yellowstone National Park is closing the road over Craig Pass on the way from Jackson to Old Faithful to work on a new Isa Lake bridge. Park Spokesman Al Nash says the road will stay closed for automobiles until sometime next summer to give construction workers time to demolish and replace the 70-year-old bridge. Nash says visitors can still get anywhere in the park this fall, they just have to take a different route

Investigation Continues for Yellowstone Concession Employee

August 28, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

Law enforcement officials are still investigating the death of a Yellowstone National Park concession employee. Special agents and park rangers are just releasing the details about the death of 21-year-old Montana woman Kassandra Wieferich to give her family members time to hear about it before they heard it on the news. Her body was found in the Old Faithful Lodge area on Tuesday

Yellowstone Releases Name of Girl Who Died From Falling in Park

August 20, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

The name of the young girl who died Sunday morning after falling into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone has been released. 8-year-old Zahra Allahyari, of Poway, California, was with family members on the trail to the Brink of the Lower Falls when she stepped off the trail, lost her footing and fell 550 feet into the canyon. Hers is the third accidental death in Yellowstone National Park this year

Young Girl Dies After Fall in Yellowstone

August 19, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

A young girl died after stepping off a Yellowstone National Park trail and falling 550 feet while hiking with her family. Park Service says the girl and her family were hiking the park’s Grand Canyon. Search teams found her body yesterday and the accident is still being investigated

Missing Man’s Body Found After Drowning in Yellowstone

August 18, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

The body of the man who went missing a week ago tubing in Yellowstone National Park has been found. The Associated Press says the 22-year-old from Georgia Darien Latty was found a quarter mile downstream after disappearing August 11. Latty was a seasonal employee at Yellowstone working for the summer

West Virginia Woman Says Pot Search Violates Her Rights

August 14, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

A West Virginia woman was arrested by Yellowstone National Park rangers for having 300 pounds of marijuana in her RV, but the woman is saying the search was unconstitutional. Jackson Hole Daily says 52-year-old Daphne Watkins is filing a motion against the rangers who arrested her saying she is protected by the Fourth Amendment. Park rangers say lights were on and a generator was running in the RV which led them to believe Watkins was camping in an undesignated area. Watkins is in federal custody until her trial September 2.

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