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Elk Migrate To Refuge In Earnest

Feeding season ends for elk.

The winter residents have arrived.  National Elk Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says during the early morning hours Tuesday, approximately 2000 elk migrated onto the refuge with 344 on the south end despite pressure from hunters there.  Meanwhile, with … Continue Reading

Palisades Dam Responds To Power Shortage

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The Bureau of Reclamation responded to an emergency demand from the Bonneville Power Administration to increase generation at Palisades Dam at Swan Valley, Idaho yesterday. Flows at the dam were increased from … Continue Reading

Palisades Dam Responds To Power Shortage

December 5, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho Comments Off
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The Bureau of Reclamation responded to an emergency demand from the Bonneville Power Administration to increase generation at Palisades Dam yesterday. Flows at the dam … Continue Reading

Refuge Winter Activities Begin

Sleigh Rides

The popular winter activities at the National Elk Refuge, including the sleigh rides through the wintering herd, have begun now beginning at 9:00 am daily from the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center.  Other activities include … Continue Reading

YNP extends Comment Period For Power Plan

December 3, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park is extending the public comment period on a plan to implement infrastructure upgrades to the electrical power distribution system in the park.  Spokesman Al Nash says the comment period is being extended for an additional 15 days, until December 21st to give … Continue Reading

YNP Seeks Winter Contractors

November 29, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park is soliciting proposals from businesses interested in providing guided, interpretive over-snow vehicle tours of Yellowstone National Park. There are 23 new contracts available for the 2014-2015 winter season.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says … Continue Reading

Elk Begin Staying On Refuge

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There has been significant elk movement to the National Elk near Jackson over the past two weeks.  Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says elk numbers on the south end of the Refuge have fluctuated between 200 and 600 animals with 412 counted Tuesday.  Radio and GPS telemetry indicate … Continue Reading

Local Roads Close for the Season

National Elk Refuge

One of the annual signs of the season in Jackson Hole is the closure of various roads in the national parks, on the national forest and on the National Elk Refuge.  Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson says after this week, a portion of … Continue Reading

YNP Cutthroat Trout Numbers Increase

November 25, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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(from Cowboy State News Network) Yellowstone National Park officials say the population of native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake appears to be rising amid efforts to reduce the numbers of invasive lake trout.  The nets used to capture and … Continue Reading

Rep. Lummis Wants Non-Motorized Boats in Parks

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Wyoming Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis is proposing a bill that would allow the use of hand-propelled vessels in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park as well as the National Elk Refuge at those bodies of water and times the superintendents deem acceptable.  Lummis explains that an absolute ban on the watercraft was imposed … Continue Reading

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