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The Bush Administration's Parting Shot for Yellowstone

December 15, 2008, 12:40 pm
A last-minute regulation published today by the Bush Administration opens Yellowstone National Park, the country's most famous sanctuary for wildlife and natural quiet, to significantly more harm from snowmobiles than a federal court rejected in September as unlawful. The regulation authorizes double the level of snowmobile use recommended just ...

Yellowstone Legal Battle Poised for Next Round

December 9, 2008, 8:30 am
Less than a month after a Wyoming District Court judge instated a temporary 720-snowmobile rule for Yellowstone National Park, it has been challenged. The National Parks Conservation Association filed a motion on Dec. 3 asking Wyoming District Court Judge Clarence Brimmer to reconsider his decision and dismiss the case as ...

Yellowstone Association: 75 Years in the Making

December 2, 2008, 9:12 am
In some ways, 1933 was not unlike 2008. Considered by many historians to be one of the worst years of the Great Depression, 1933 saw unemployment rise to a staggering 24.9 percent, and a bank crisis compelled Congress to pass the Emergency Banking Bill to stabilize the nation’s floundering ...

Local Impacts of Park’s Winter Plan Unclear

December 2, 2008, 8:47 am
The east gate to Yellowstone National Park opens in three weeks, and there will be snowmobiles. Beyond that, it’s anyone’s guess what will ...

Americans Love Bison, Don't Know the Risks They Face

November 25, 2008, 7:54 am
Americans are out of touch with the fact that the American bison, or buffalo, is in trouble as a wild species, but they do love them as an important symbol of their country, and as a meal on the dinner ...

Park to Go with 720 Sleds per Day

November 18, 2008, 8:22 am
Yellowstone National Park officials have opted to allow 720 snowmobiles a day in the park this winter, abandoning a temporary plan they proposed two weeks ago for 318 machines a ...

Cellphones in Yellowstone?

November 17, 2008, 6:22 am
Natural forces over millennia created the geysers, peaks and canyons that fascinate visitors here. But a newer feature is emerging on this stunning landscape -- cellphone ...

Lawsuits Aren't the Way to Solve Snowmobile Issue

November 17, 2008, 5:54 am
The latest judicial ruling on snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park illustrates why brokering a compromise among interested parties would be much preferable to seeking a legal remedy. If both sides in the dispute don't reach a consensus, this issue may never leave the court system. Any "permanent" plan issued by ...

Geothermal Plan Lacks Sufficient Protection for Yellowstone Park

November 14, 2008, 2:35 pm
Imagine a Yellowstone National Park where Old Faithful suddenly starts erupting sporadically - or does not erupt at all. Imagine Grand Prismatic Spring shrinking. Or Mammoth Hot Springs running dry. Or Steamboat Geyser losing its towering plume. Such scenarios might seem unimaginable, given that these features have consistently, if unpredictably, awed ...

Yellowstone Association Institute Announces Spring, Summer and Fall 2009 "Lodging & Learning" Programs

November 13, 2008, 9:10 am
The non-profit Yellowstone Association Institute (YAI) has announced its line-up of “Lodging & Learning” programs for the 2009 spring, summer and fall seasons. Each of the programs includes daily instruction by an Institute naturalist/guide, comfortable accommodations each night in an in-park lodge, some meals, in-park ground transportation and optional ...

First Visit to Northwest Trek Puts Editor in Awe of Wildlife Park

November 13, 2008, 8:19 am
The bald eagle wheeled low over the pond, intent on grabbing something from the water for its next meal. After that unsuccessful pass, the raptor flapped its massive wings twice, spun around and made another pass. Again, it came up empty. Undeterred, the eagle made a third pass when I realized ...

Xanterra Parks & Resorts Enhances Snowcoach Fleet

November 13, 2008, 8:07 am
Visitors to Yellowstone National Park this winter will be able to experience the park’s snowy glory in snowcoaches that feature increased passenger comfort and fuel ...

Ski Resort for Super Rich Files for Bankruptcy

November 12, 2008, 8:26 am
Exclusive ski and golf community Yellowstone Club, in Montana, has filed for bankruptcy protection, a sign that the financial crisis roiling the real estate and leisure industries is not limited to the low end of the ...

Yellowstone National Park: Explore Its Wintry Wonders

November 12, 2008, 8:24 am
Take in the wintry-white Yellowstone National Park aboard a snow coach; watch elk, bison and otters; cross-country ski or snowshoe to geysers; ring in the New Year with Old Faithful. Tour operator Off the Beaten Path, whose Greater Yellowstone trips have found a place on Travel + Leisure’s recently ...

Park Visitors Down Slightly in 2008, Up in October

November 10, 2008, 7:06 am
You couldn't tell from the throngs of people clogging the roads around Old Faithful this summer, but the number of visitors to Yellowstone National Park was slightly down through the end of September, according to figures from the National Park Service. At the end of October, the 2008 tally ...