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Water Storage Increases In River Basins

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Weekend snows in Northwest Wyoming have pushed the snow storage and its water content significantly over the 30 year average now, according to the Natural Resource Conservation Service.  Monday’s report from the river basins in the region show actual snow accumulation in the Snake River Basin is now … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Begins Clearing Roads

YNP Snowplows

It may not have entirely felt like it over the weekend, but this is the time seasons change in Yellowstone National Park.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says park plows are taking to the roads today, beginning to make their ways south through the park to open the roads.  That, says Nash is no small chore. He explains that unlike roads that are cleared for travel throughout the winter, … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Reducing Bison Herd

February 28, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park Biologists have been capturing more bison on the northern end of the park this month in efforts to bring the herd size to what has been determined as optimal numbers for the habitat.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says that effort was discussed last summer along with outlining a population objective of between 3,000 and 3,500 animals. He says to date, … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Recruits For YCC

February 27, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park is currently recruiting for the 2014 Youth Conservation Corps program, which is a residential work and education program for young men and women between the ages of 15 and 18.  The program is designed to develop an appreciation for the nation’s natural resources and heritage through unique educational, recreational and work experiences. Yellowstone will offer … Continue Reading

Moose Day Volunteers Sought

Moose Research

A group of volunteers are joining biologists from Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest and the National Elk Refuge Saturday to count moose in the region.  Called “Nature Mapping Jackson Hole”, this is a program by the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation that trains volunteers to become “citizen scientists” who can … Continue Reading

Initial Wolf Estimates Look Positive

February 25, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Gibbon wolf pack standing on snow;Doug Smith;March 2007

Wyoming Game and Fish Personnel have put together their estimates for the minimum pack sizes of every known pack of wolves in northwest Wyoming outside Yellowstone National Park and the Wind River Indian Reservation.  In addition, personnel coordinated … Continue Reading

YNP Opening Schedule Published

February 25, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
YNP Snowplows

Yellowstone National Park yesterday announced its schedule for opening the park to wheeled vehicles in the spring, and Spokesman Al Nash says the long and the short of it is the opening dates are projected to be back to normal this year.  Nash says the entrances and road segments will … Continue Reading

Funds For Yellowstone Students A Puzzle

Gardiner School

What happens when there is a government sector that contains children who need educations but is not served by a school district.  US Senator Mike Enzi responded to the situation in Yellowstone National Park where funds used to compensate nearby Montana school districts became prohibited, saying the need is not provided for under Payment in Lieu of Taxes.  He says the Payment in Lieu of Taxes is … Continue Reading

Elk Number Over 8000 On Refuge

February 21, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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With more severe winter weather being experienced in Jackson Hole during recent weeks, more elk have moved onto the National Elk Refuge feed grounds.  In cooperation with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the refuge staff counted 8296 elk on feed.  By comparison, more than 2000 fewer elk were on feed at the refuge last year.  Biologist Eric Cole says … Continue Reading

More Bison Sent To Slaughter

February 20, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park has transferred another 17 bison to the Salish and Kootenai Tribes which will be taken to slaughter.  The Park is seeking to reduce the herd size in the park from an estimated 4400 to  approximately 3500 this year. The environmental group, the Buffalo Field Campaign, is decrying the action as being based in political reasons rather than science.

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