Home » Greater Yellowstone »Jackson Hole »State of Wyoming »Teton County » Currently Reading:

Pathway Closure Defended

National Elk Refuge

Officials at the National Elk Refuge are defending the continued seasonal closure of the bike and pedestrian pathway adjacent the refuge as necessary for the protection of the wildlife there.  Refuge Manager Steve Kallin points out that while some observers have noted few animals near the pathway and little disturbance to those by the presence of human activity, refuge staff has documented descriptions of animals bolting or noticeably stressed by people parking alongside the road, exiting their vehicles and approaching the fence. Refuge officials says between two and four thousand elk remain on the refuge this week as the animals move off and back onto the refuge during the uncertain weather of the season. Kallin points out that this repeated movement of the elk serves as an example of the complications that could arise from an earlier opening of the pathway. Unlike neighboring federal lands with multiple recreational opportunities, refuge officials point out the National Elk Refuge is mandated to prioritize habitat and wildlife conservation, adhering to a “wildlife first” mission when considering or allowing public uses.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Happy Thanksgiving, Wyoming! - November 27, 2014
    I know, a show about giving thanks on Thanksgiving is pretty predictable. But it doesn’t feel right to overlook the importance of this day. However, because this is a program about the outdoors, I’ll just talk about the things in the outdoors I’m thankful for. There’s plenty of it. Especially here in Wyoming. We’ve got […]
  • Pelts are nearing prime conditions - November 26, 2014
    The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. It’s the amount of daylight, and not the temperature, that causes wild animals to grow longer, thicker coats. If you’re a predator hunter or a trapper, that’s your cue. The pelts are coming into their prime right now, but that doesn’t mean they’re at […]
  • Very Windy in Many Areas, Developing Light to Moderate Snow - November 25, 2014
    The I-25 and I-80 corridors and adjacent roads throughout central, eastern and southern Wyoming will see very strong and gusty winds today.  Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph likely for many areas with gusts to 60 mph or higher in the wind prone locations. Light to moderate snow shower activity will also be increasing […]
  • Tame that recoil - November 25, 2014
    You don’t have to put up with nasty recoil when you’re hunting. Even if you’re hunting our state’s bigger animals, like elk, moose, or even bison, today’s technology can take a lot of the sting out of your hunting rifle. A friend told me he developed a bad flinch while sighting in his .300 Win […]

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