Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
HELENA — Efforts since 2013 to map elk migrations in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem will provide researchers some of the most detailed information on how nine herds in three states use one of the West’s iconic landscapes.
A deer mount is seen Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, on the Diamond G Ranch outside Dubois. (Ryan Dorgan, Star-Tribune)
As grizzly bear populations have grown in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, state and federal officials are striving to educate the public to reduce human-bear encounters while also removing attractants to keep bears out of harm's way.
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — For years, many conservationists have worried about what grizzly bears in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem will eat as changing climate and habitat conditions bring fewer whitebark pine nuts, cutthroat trout and other prime food sources. A recent study offers an …
Officials monitoring the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are seeking public input on how it should be managed.
BOZEMAN — The Gallatin Mountains are a remarkable place. Extending north from Yellowstone National Park to Bozeman’s back door, the range consists of soaring peaks, alpine valleys and virgin forest — habitat important to the grizzly bears, elk and mountain goats that call the Gallatins home.
BOISE, Idaho — Sixteen grizzlies have been captured so far this year by teams gathering information that will be used this fall to decide whether to propose lifting federal protections of the bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
JACKSON, Wyo. — Federal biologists will begin trapping and tagging grizzly bears in Grand Teton National Park this coming week.
UPDATE 11:15 a.m.: The Park County Sheriff's Office has identified two people found dead after an apparent murder-suicide on Thursday in Gardiner as Steve A. Cole, 63, and Debi J. Roberts, 59.
The agencies entrusted with managing federal lands within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are asking the public to help them determine which ecosystem issues should be the focus in the future.
WEST GLACIER — National parks drew almost 4.5 million people to Montana in 2012, and they spent more than $400 million in the state, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service.
STD boom. North Dakota public health officials reported “drastic” increases in reported cases of syphilis and gonorrhea last year. The incidence of these two sexually transmitted diseases outstrips the increase in population and is not limited to the western region of the state where oil pr…
As a Montanan, having livestock experience, I understand the importance of protecting livestock from disease. I am also a conservationist hunter, advocating for our Public Trust wildlife, the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. The two interests are not incompatible.
HELENA — The U.S. government is seeking the return of $7 million paid over the last 37 years to three Montana school districts near Yellowstone National Park, saying they were overpayments from a program that should have ended decades ago.
Wyoming Rep. Cynthia Lummis introduced a bill in Congress to expand paddle sports in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. The bill, which passed the House, would require the Park Service to open many more waterways to recreational boating. Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso may soon introduce…
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — A zephyr lifted ice crystals from the tops of snow-covered fir trees growing up the southern slope of Dunraven Peak in Yellowstone National Park. As the millions of crystals floated above the dense stand of trees, the warm light from the low-hanging January sun ca…
POWELL, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park officials say they don't expect to need help with spring snow plowing to get the park's entrances opened on time this year.
JACKSON, Wyo - Grand Teton and Yellowstone national park officials say they were crowded over the past year, despite smaller staffs, decreased services and a government shutdown.
BOZEMAN — The Montana Farm Bureau has dropped out of a lawsuit that seeks to block bison from roaming outside Yellowstone National Park.