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Yellowstone National Park hosts a meeting tomorrow in Jackson to review the park’s Commercial Use Authorization Program with current and potential new permit holders. Park Spokesman Al Nash says the program was updated last April in order to … Continue Reading

Park Roads Close

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The summer season is officially over in Yellowstone National Park with the closure of all but a few roads.  Roads from the South, East, and West Entrances closed Monday morning with most of the interior roads being closed as well.  Only the North and the Northeast entrances … Continue Reading

Jewell Calls for Balance In Land Management

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell spoke to the National Press Club last week about public lands issues; focusing on the importance of funding for the agency to maintain stewardship of the lands it manages. Jewell also lamented the money – and access – that was lost on public lands because of the government shutdown.  Jewell says balanced management between multiple use and recreation needs to be important in that management.  She spoke of … Continue Reading

Conservation Alliance Seeks New Director

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The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance has begun a search for a new executive director after the resignation Friday of Trevor Stevenson, who has been the Executive Director of the organization for nearly three years. Stevenson’s last day at the Alliance will be November 15th. Alliance Board Chairperson Kniffy Hamilton says … Continue Reading

Three States Join Call For More Timbering

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A bipartisan and bicameral group of western lawmakers pressed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to partner with the timber industry to reduce wildfire risks in fire-prone areas, create jobs and improve community safety throughout the Rocky Mountain West. Wyoming’s U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso joined with … Continue Reading

Elk Make Their Winter Appearance on Refuge

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Snow accumulation at the higher elevations over the past few days have prompted the first movement of elk onto the refuge for the season.  According to Refuge Biologist Eric Cole, about 120 elk moved over Miller Butte and onto adjacent forest service land in Hunt Area 80 yesterday.  Historically, he says … Continue Reading

Half of Wyoming’s Wolf Hunt Areas Close

October 30, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Six of the 12 wolf hunt areas are now closed for the remainder of 2013. Wolf hunt area four reached its harvestable quota of two wolves Sunday. Other wolf hunt areas already closed for the season include areas two, three, five, seven and ten. As with other trophy game species, … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Roads Open Last Few Days

October 30, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Roads in Yellowstone National Park will close for the season after Sunday allowing for those roads to be prepared for snowmobile and snowcoach traffic through the winter season.  Those commercially guided trips begin December 15th.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says prior to that, … Continue Reading

Snow Accumulations Still Below Average Here

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While Jackson woke up to over eight inches of snow on the ground Tuesday morning, it may be a bit of a surprise that snow accumulations in the mountains from this and other recent storms have been significant, but less than average  Reports from the Natural Resources Conservation Service show … Continue Reading

Public Workship Announced For New Winter Plan

October 29, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park has announced plans for a “Collaborative Adaptive Management Program for Winter Use.”  The purpose of the program is to gather more information about park resource conditions through scientific monitoring and to seek additional public input for implementation of the new Winter Use Rule.  Park Spokesman Al Nash explains … Continue Reading

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  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
  • Wyoming Sees Increase in Whooping Cough - July 22, 2014
    With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants. Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, […]
  • Digital age flattens the learning curve - July 22, 2014
    If you’re thinking you want to get some photographic evidence of the time you spend outdoors, now’s a great time to buy a camera. The prices on digital cameras has fallen a lot since I started shooting, and there are some fantastic cameras out there for very decent prices. I’m not a big fan of […]

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