Home » Greater Yellowstone »Paradise Valley »State of Wyoming » Currently Reading:

Bison Numbers Up In Yellowstone

Bison

Recent aerial surveys of Yellowstone National park have yielded an annual count of bison living in the park in excess of 4230 animals.  This represents an increase of nearly 14% over last year’s count.  More than half of the bison are in the northern herd.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says while this is positive news that the park’s bison herd is healthy and viable,problems from that concentration to the north could arise if the park sees a hard winter.  Nash says with population levels like those reported, a severe winter would prompt a number of bison to move toward and over beyond the park’s northern boundary.  Then he says all of the interagency bison management plan partners would look at strategies available  to address that bison activity.  Nash says the observed rate of population change over the past year is within the natural range of expectation.  Nash says looking at data over the past several years shows that if there hasn’t been a severe winter that results in a lot of winter kill, or if there hasn’t been a significant exodus of  bison out of the park which has then has resulted in some management removals there has been a steady increase in bison in Yellowstone.  The peak population estimate of bison in the park was 5,000 recorded in the summer 2005.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

National and World News

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin