Hunting season for bison on the National Elk Refuge is just around the corner. The 2013 season begins just two weeks from now. Spokesperson Lori Iverson says hunting seasons on the refuge are used as … Continue Reading
Wildlife deaths from vehicle collisions are on the rise in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. That’s according to records obtained by the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. KUWR in Laramie spoke with the group’s executive director, Jeff Ruch, who told them … Continue Reading
Over the past month, there have been several cases in northwestern Wyoming of hikers becoming lost and hence, the subject of searches by local search and rescue groups. Most were not prepared to spend an extended period of time out. Michael Jarnevic is an Army Special Forces medic who says TV reality shows … Continue Reading
A bear researcher collecting habitat data in the Island Park area was attacked and bitten by a grizzly bear yesterday. Brett Panting of the Wildlife Conservation Society was in the Davis Lake area of Big Bend Ridge when the bear attacked. The bear ran off after biting Panting, and other volunteers transported the researcher to Eastern Idaho Medical Center for treatment.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told reporters yesterday that the activities of the Department of Interior contributed $371-billion to the US economy in 2012 and supported 2.3-million jobs in such activities as outdoor recreation and tourism, energy development and grazing and timber harvest. However, she quickly points out that … Continue Reading
The Hardluck Fire located in the Washakie Wilderness grew significantly over the weekend and is now estimated to involve 45-hundred-80 acres – that’s in increase of more than 33-hundred acres that it grew Friday afternoon alone. The fire continues to be monitored by … Continue Reading
The Emigrant Fire in Park County, Montana just north of Yellowstone National Park is now 520 acres and is still zero-percent contained. The firefighting effort yesterday grew to three type-1 crews, one type-2 crew, two helicopters and four engines. Gallatin National Forest has called for a public meeting tomorrow evening at 6:00 pm in the Paradise Valley Fire Hall. As yet, the fire has not posed any immediate threat to private property. Still, continued hot and dry weather continue to exacerbate burning conditions in the area.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Montana Department of Livestock have extended the public comment period on a draft environmental assessment reviewing the potential for bison to occupy public lands adjacent to Yellowstone National Park on a year-round basis. The draft EA evaluates … Continue Reading
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