Yellowstone National Park

Montana’s Fish and Wildlife Commission approved hunting guidelines for grizzly bears Wednesday in Helena.

Wildlife Advocates To Sue For Yellowstone Bison Protections

Jul 12, 2016
Wildlife Advocates To Sue For Yellowstone Bison Protections
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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates will use the courts to try to force the U.S. government to evaluate whether Yellowstone National Park bison are a threatened or endangered species after federal officials rejected their petition earlier this year to protect the national mammal.

Signs abound in Yellowstone warning of the dangers of approaching wildlife too closely.
Eric Whitney

The summer tourist season is just now getting into full swing, and already there have been two fatal accidents at Yellowstone National Park. There's also been at least one severe burn in one of the park's geyser basins, and people around the world have heard about the tourists who put a baby bison calf in the back of their car in May. I asked Dan Wenk, the superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, what's going on.

Gracie is a two-year-old border collie. Starting in mid-July, Gracie will herd mountain goats and bighorn sheep out of popular areas, like the parking lot and trails at Logan Pass, to keep humans and wildlife a safe distance from each other.
Nicky Ouellet

Glacier National Park has a new ranger. Gracie is a two-year-old border collie. Starting in mid-July, Gracie will herd mountain goats and bighorn sheep out of popular areas, like the parking lot and trails at Logan Pass, to keep humans and wildlife a safe distance from each other.

Tourist Fined For Collecting Thermal Water In Yellowstone

Jun 15, 2016
Sapphire Pool in Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park (PD)

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A tourist from China has been fined $1,000 for walking off the boardwalk in the Mammoth Hot Springs area of Yellowstone National Park and collecting thermal water.

Porcelain Springs in Yellowstone's Norris Geyser Basin.
Jim Peaco (PD)

Park rangers on Wednesday confirmed the death of an Oregon man who fell into a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park. They could not immediately recover the body from a geyser basin where boiling water flows beneath a fragile rock crust.

A new survey suggests conservation and national parks are as close to a bipartisan issue as you’re ever going to find in Montana.
U.S. Forest Service Northern Region

A new survey suggests conservation and national parks are as close to a bipartisan issue as you’re ever going to find in Montana.

"This is a time when things are politically divisive, but what’s really important when it comes to support for national parks and conservation, there's an agreement in the state,  it’s an area of agreement on all sectors of politics."

Park regulations require people stay at least 25 yards from all wildlife including bison, elk and deer and at least 100 yards from wolves and bears. Disregarding those simple rules can lead to to fines, serious injury or death.
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A Yellowstone National Park bison calf that tourists put in their car last week is now dead. Park officials are warning visitors to follow local wildlife and park safety regulations. They say too many people aren’t, and it’s causing big problems.

Panel Rejects Move To Triple Wolf Harvest Near Yellowstone

May 12, 2016
A proposal to triple the number of wolves that hunters and trappers can kill just outside Yellowstone National Park was rejected Thursday by Montana wildlife commissioners.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (CC-BY-2)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A proposal to triple the number of wolves that hunters and trappers can kill just outside Yellowstone National Park was rejected Thursday by Montana wildlife commissioners.

Wildlife managers had recommended increasing the 2016 wolf quota for a hunting district near Gardiner from two animals to six. Agency officials had cited complaints from hunters and outfitters that the predators were eating too many elk.

Montana Proposes To Triple Wolf Harvest Near Yellowstone

May 10, 2016
Wolf on the northern range of Yellowstone National Park.
Jim Peaco (PD)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials want to triple the number of gray wolves hunters and trappers can kill in an area bordering Yellowstone National Park, citing complaints the predators are eating too many elk wanted by hunters and outfitters.

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