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Tribes to pray for grizzlies in Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Members of several American Indian tribes plan to gather in Yellowstone this weekend to protest any move by the federal government to remove grizzly bears from endangered species protection.

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Scientists: Non-native Yellowstone trout decline

Scientists: Non-native Yellowstone trout decline

A voracious species of trout that decimated a native trout population in Yellowstone National Park shows signs of decline following a costly and protracted effort to kill off the invading fish, government scientists and a conservation group said Tuesday.

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Stone Circle Excavation, Southeast Arm, Yellowstone Lake

Stone Circle Excavation, Southeast Arm, Yellowstone Lake

University of Montana archaeologists excavating a buried stone circle dating to the Late Prehistoric Period. The site is on the South Shore of Yellowstone Lake.

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Yellowstone Lake

Yellowstone Lake

At 139 square miles Yellowstone Lake is the largest body of fresh water above 7,000 feet in North America.

April 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
No power boats

No power boats

Researchers paddle in to a remote Yellowstone Lake shoreline to conduct a search for artifacts.

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Dirt sifters

Dirt sifters

UM graduate students Stocky White, at left, and Matt Nelson excavate and screen an archaeological test unit at Yellowstone Lake.

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Tepee ring

Tepee ring

One excavation uncovered the edge of a tepee ring dated to about 800 years ago.

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Net sinker?

Net sinker?

This artifact found in Yellowstone is cataloged as a net sinker, one of the few artifacts that may be tied to fishing by ancient people.

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Artifact found

Artifact found

This is one of the many stone tools found by researchers as they have combed the shoreline of Yellowstone Lake over the past several years.

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Lakeside excavation

Lakeside excavation

To find archaeological sites along Yellowstone Lake, researchers canoe in to remote places, search the shoreline and dig test pits.

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Were early visitors to Yellowstone Lake fish eaters?

Were early visitors to Yellowstone Lake fish eaters?

Technology offers great tools for archaeologists, such as analyzing the residue in ancient ceramic containers to reveal what they contained, or testing proteins on stone artifacts to find what animals were butchered or killed with the tools.

April 19, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Stomach inspection

Stomach inspection

Yellowstone’s supervisory fisheries biologist Todd Koel, left, takes photos as John Syslo opens the stomach of a lake trout to examine the contents this past summer.

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Wyoming outdoors: Lake trout numbers continue to fall in Yellowstone

Wyoming outdoors: Lake trout numbers continue to fall in Yellowstone

David Sweet recently emailed me with an update on the ongoing battle to diminish the lake trout population in Yellowstone Lake and increase the numbers of Yellowstone cutthroat trout. In short, things are looking up for the Yellowstone cutthroat as their numbers continue to increase.

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Ups and Downs

Practicing patriotism. Will James Middle School teacher Hunter Jones’ classes have sent 5,000 care packages and 10,000 letters to U.S. troops since 2002. The VFW honored Jones’ efforts to involve students by naming him VFW national teacher of the year.

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Fourth netter

Fourth netter

The Northwester is one of four boats used to net fish on Yellowstone Lake this summer.

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Fish eater

Fish eater

The remains of these five fish were found in the stomach of this lake trout after being netted this summer.

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300,000 lake trout removed from Yellowstone Lake again

300,000 lake trout removed from Yellowstone Lake again

Although the data hasn’t been officially tallied yet, this summer’s netting efforts on Yellowstone Lake resulted in the capture and killing of more than 300,000 lake trout for the second year in a row.

October 21, 2013 4:56 pm Photos

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Yellowstone restores cutthroats on Elk Creek

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo.  — Workers at Yellowstone National Park intend to poison non-native brook trout on a stream system in the park so it can be restocked with native cutthroat trout.

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Rain slows growth of Alum fire in Yellowstone

Rain slows growth of Alum fire in Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Rain has slowed the growth of the largest fire burning in Yellowstone National Park.

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Yellowstone fires expected to stay away from tourists

Yellowstone fires expected to stay away from tourists

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Allaying concerns from tourists and campers, a National Park Service official says a wildfire burning in the heart of Yellowstone National Park is expected to stay away from major tourist areas during the busy Labor Day weekend.

August 29, 2013 2:19 pm Related Loading…

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