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Caretaker Shoots Grizzly In Island Park

August 26, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho Comments Off
Grizzly-Bear

Wildlife officials in Idaho are investigating the shooting of a young female grizzly bear near a private residence in Island Park Friday evening.  According to Idaho Fish and Game Spokesman Gregg Losinski, the bear was shot and then killed by the caretaker of the residence in Shotgun Valley.  Losinski says … Continue Reading

Grizzlies Studied In Yellowstone Again

August 26, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
bear trap

Biologists with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team begin conducting scientific grizzly bear research operations in Yellowstone National Park from Wednesday through October 31, as part of an ongoing monitoring of activities and population of grizzly bears within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Park Spokesman Al Nash says … Continue Reading

YNP Closes Part of Grand Loop Road

August 21, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
road closed

Due to concerns for public safety arising from the increased activity on the Alum Fire in Yellowstone National Park, a portion of the Grand Loop Road through Hayden Valley has been temporarily closed.  That closure involves … Continue Reading

Fires Growing In Yellowstone & Paradise Valley

Alum Fire

Fires in Yellowstone National Park continue to grow, but still no interruption to visitor services is noted there.  The Alum Fire, which has the most potential to cause inconvenience should the road near Mud Volcano eventually need to be closed, has not … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Bison Find A New Home Again

August 20, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Montana Comments Off
bison

An agreement signed last week between Montana’s wildlife agency and the Fort Belknap Indian Community allows for the translocation and multi-year care of about three dozen disease-free bison on the reservation. With the recent Montana Supreme Court decision that validates the transfer of bison between tribal lands, up to … Continue Reading

4 Fires Folded Into Complex In Paradise Valley

August 19, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Montana Comments Off
Sheep Fire

The Emigrant Fire north of Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Montana has been rolled into a complex consisting of four wildfires in that area now. Combined, the Miner Paradise Complex involves 847 acres and includes … Continue Reading

Yellowstone’s Alum Fire Grows From 3 to 4000 Acres Over Weekend

August 18, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Alum Fire

Fires in Yellowstone National Park have grown significantly over the weekend, although they primarily remain in a managed status.  However, one that is causing much concern is the Alum Fire which is in the back country west of Mud Volcano and burning eastward toward the thermal feature and the Grand Loop Road.  That fire this weekend grew from three acres to 4000, most of that growth on Saturday.  Speaking from the fire lines Sunday, Park Spokesman Al Nash said … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Hikers Attacked By Grizzly

August 16, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Grizzly

Two hikers on the Cygnet Lakes Trail near Canyon Village in Yellowstone National Park were hurt when they were attacked by a female grizzly bear yesterday.  According to park officials, the hikers were in a group of four hiking the trail about 11:30 am when they were approached by a young cub.  Then a sow appeared and … Continue Reading

New Fires In and Around Jackson Hole

Alder Fire

Several fires popped up in and around Jackson Hole yesterday keeping Teton Interagency firefighters busy.  The JDR fire was reported at approximately 4:00 pm. Thursday and is burning 4-miles from Flagg Ranch in the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway.  There are 3 smoke jumpers and 1 helicopter suppressing the ¼-acre fire as it continues burning north and east toward … Continue Reading

A Second Grizzly Attack in 2 1/2 Weeks

August 15, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho Comments Off
angry bear

Another incident involving a grizzly bear in the Island Park area was reported Thursday.  Officials on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest report that two contract technicians collecting habitat information surprised a grizzly bear west of Island Park Reservoir about noon.  Spokesman Gregg Losinski says the bear charged the two men and … Continue Reading

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