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Yellowstone National Park

July 27, 2009, 8:02 am
From afar, Yellowstone is not as dramatic because much of the parkland comprises heavily forested mountains, burn areas, and arid, high-country plateaus. However, at closer glance, Yellowstone's natural marvels are startling: hundreds of geysers, scores of inspiring waterfalls, and a gorge -- carved by time and water -- that ...

Bison gores Tourist at Yellowstone

July 23, 2009, 7:35 am
A bison charged and gored a California man Wednesday in Yellowstone National Park.The 55-year-old Norco, Calif., man was 10 feet from the animal, taking pictures at the Bridge Bay Campground south of Lake Village about 11:30 a.m. The bison charged and gored him in the upper left thigh. It was the second time ...

Record Number of Visitors Descend on Yellowstone in June

July 8, 2009, 7:51 am
A record number of visitors descended on Yellowstone National Park in June, pushing the annual total to over 1 million. The National Park Services says 643,844 people were in Yellowstone in June, the highest tally ever recorded, and an 8.5 percent increase over 2007.According to information provided by the ...

See babies and save big at Yellowstone National Park

June 3, 2009, 7:40 am
National Parks. We hope that they will be with us forever.  That's the idea at least, to ensure that these prized natural iconic ecosystems of our American landscape can be treasured and appreciated for generations to come.  The national parks offer a sustainable legacy that can embody a sense ...

Geologists witness rare hydrothermal explosion in Yellowstone National Park

May 28, 2009, 12:14 pm
Yellowstone National Park geologist Hank Heasler was lecturing a group of colleagues in Biscuit Basin on the rarity of hydrothermal explosions recently when Boom!A hot pool behind him exploded, spewing mud, rocks and hot water 50 feet in the air. Geologists know of only a handful of such unpredictable ...

Wild Bison Could Be Heading to Island Park

May 15, 2009, 1:11 pm
Wild bison cows and their newborn calves appear to be following an ancient migration trail from Montana to Island Park this week, but government officials have mobilized to force the animals to turn around and head to Yellowstone Park.The bison summer in Yellowstone, and the group near Hwy. 20 ...

Six Men Cited For Disturbing Old Faithful

May 14, 2009, 6:23 am
Rangers have cited six men for walking on Old Faithful–and two of them for urinating at the geyser–after someone outside the park reported seeing them on a live park webcast. The six men were cited for going off trail and into the geyser area last week. Park rangers also ...

Yellowstone Icons: The Roosevelt Arch

April 8, 2009, 8:09 am
There are many icons in Yellowstone National Park, in and of itself one of the most iconic places in the United States. Old Faithful Geyser, Castle Geyser, Morning Glory Pool, Old Faithful Inn, a herd of bison, a lone elk standing proudly on a hill as the sun rises. ...

Economic Times Impacts Yellowstone National Park Visits

April 3, 2009, 8:48 am
Tough economic times may have had an impact on the number of people who visited Yellowstone National Park this winter.Preliminary figures show the total number of visitors to the park for December 2008 through March 2009 was 86,793, down 13.2 percent from the 99,975 visitors recorded for the previous ...

Yellowstone Reports Few Bison Deaths this Winter

March 27, 2009, 9:16 am
After a year when hunting, management actions and a harsh winter wiped out nearly 50 percent of Yellowstone’s bison herd, officials say the park’s iconic species has fared well so far this winter.Biologists, using a combination of aerial surveys and ground-based observations in February, estimated the herd has about ...

Yellowstone Bears Are Waking Up

March 11, 2009, 7:08 am
As the snow melts and spring begins to emerge, so do bears from their dens. Tracks from an undetermined species of bear were spotted March first on Specimen Ridge, and tracks from a grizzly were spotted on March third along the Tower Fall Ski trail. Soon after emerging ...

Animal Planet Follows the Wildlife of America's Most Extraordinary Wilderness in Breathtaking New Documentary

March 6, 2009, 12:22 pm
Yellowstone National Park is a place of changing, but never-ending, beauty. From the delicate flowers that bloom in spring to the saturated colors of autumn and even to the barren sublimity of winter, its picturesque landscape has made it a world icon. Ironically, one of the most beautiful backdrops ...

Eco-friendly Choices Make Sense for National Parks

February 24, 2009, 9:42 am
A recent story in the Casper Star-Tribune outlined the many ways Wyoming’s national parks are becoming more environmentally friendly.Yellowstone currently is implementing a number of new programs. From eco-friendly soap and compostable shampoo and conditioner bottles in hotel rooms to biodiesel-fueled and hybrid vehicles on the parks’ roads and ...

Montana Bill Would Treat Yellowstone Buffalo as Valued Wildlife

January 28, 2009, 8:19 am
A new approach to buffalo management that would restore wild buffalo as "valued, native wildlife in the state of Montana" rather than as diseased pests is making its way through the state legislative ...

Montana's Historic Firehole Ranch to Host Exclusive Women's World-Class Fly Fishing Week

January 28, 2009, 8:16 am
This summer Montana's Historic Firehole Ranch is hosting its second annual "Women's Week," August 2-6, 2008, for discriminating fly fishing enthusiasts of all abilities. Located just outside of Yellowstone National Park, the Orvis endorsed Firehole Ranch offers an unmatched variety of blue ribbon trout waters. Fabled rivers like the ...