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U.S. Park Service Proposes Teton, Yellowstone Snowmobile Limits

November 5, 2008, 3:07 pm
The number of snowmobiles allowed in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks would be lowered by 39 percent following a judge's ruling that the vehicles dirty the air and displace ...

Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone National Park

October 29, 2008, 8:03 am
Exposed logs stacked seven stories high. Gnarled timber railings. Cozy wooden writing desks. Standing in the lobby of the Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone National Park is like peering up from the bottom of a box of Lincoln Logs, those old-fashioned wooden building toys. Toss in a giant stone fireplace, ...

Bush Adminstration Proposes Second Interagency Group for Bison

October 29, 2008, 7:57 am
In the waning days of the Bush administration, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne Tuesday announced a plan to conserve bison, also called buffalo, with a second interagency ...

Global Warming Is Killing Frogs And Salamanders In Yellowstone Park, Researchers Say

October 29, 2008, 7:46 am
Frogs and salamanders, those amphibious bellwethers of environmental danger, are being killed in Yellowstone National Park. The predator, Stanford researchers say, is global ...

Two Much in Two Days: Writer Wishes He'd Allowed More Time to Take in a Geyser of Sights

October 28, 2008, 9:24 am
t was early evening when I approached Old Faithful for the first time - just after an eruption. Should I wait for the next one or keep going? Plenty of daylight remained, but my hotel was still 35 miles ...

Olmsted Specialists at Work in Yellowstone National Park

October 23, 2008, 8:44 am
National Park Service landscape preservation specialists from the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation (OCLP) are working in the Fort Yellowstone Historic District in Mammoth Hot Springs on condition assessment and the stabilization of the cottonwood trees that line Officer's ...

Plan Allows Bison to Migrate Outside of Yellowstone

October 20, 2008, 8:30 am
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wants to proceed with its portion of an agreement that would allow 25 bison a year to migrate from Yellowstone National Park north through a ranch in the Paradise Valley to graze on public land. ...

Park Roads Go Green

October 16, 2008, 2:12 pm
Yellowstone National Park plans to start using a more environmentally friendly road-building material called “warm-mix” asphalt beginning Monday with a project in Mammoth Hot ...

It’s Time to Howl for Wolf Awareness Week

October 15, 2008, 7:28 am
Celebrate your inner wolf during Wolf Awareness Week Oct. 12 to Oct. 18. Wildlife experts say it’s time to put to rest the misconceptions about wolves and to acknowledge the important role these predators play in maintaining healthy ecosystems. Although the wolf symbolizes wild nature, its own nature has long ...

12-year-old Seeks to Accomplish Lofty Parks Goal by the Age of 14

October 14, 2008, 7:47 am
More than 100,000 miles, two motorcars, 48 states and 270 national parks later, 12-year-old Chandler Johnson still hasn’t met her goal — a goal to visit every National Park by the time she is 14. “I enjoy going to the parks because I learn about the historical, cultural and environmental ...

Yellowstone Justifies Tag as World's Most Famous National Park

October 6, 2008, 2:04 pm
About four million people visit Yellowstone, the world's oldest and most famous national park, every year. It's a measure of the pulling power of this corner of northwest Wyoming - home to more than half of the world's geysers, famed for its rainbow-hued hot springs and populated by an array ...

Park Officials Reverse Course, Will Craft Temporary Use Plan for '08-'09

October 3, 2008, 1:30 pm
Officials at Yellowstone National Park reversed an earlier stand against crafting a temporary winter-use plan for the upcoming 2008-2009 season, saying they'd begin immediate work on an environmental assessment by early November, followed by a 15-day comment ...

National Parks Travel: Snowmobiles Back at Yellowstone?

October 3, 2008, 1:21 pm
Although a judge previously shot down plans to allow snowmobiles into Yellowstone National Park this winter, officials are now at work on a different plan to allow the rides in time for snow ...

No Hunting Allowed in National Parks; Random Check Stations Set Up

October 3, 2008, 1:20 pm
Officials at both the national parks — Yellowstone and Glacier — are reminding hunters that there is no hunting in the parks. They also point out that it is the hunter's responsibility to know where they are if close to a park boundary, even if the boundary is not clearly ...

It Could Be a Very Quiet Winter in Yellowstone National Park

September 22, 2008, 9:19 am
With a federal judge throwing out the latest winter use plan for Yellowstone National Park, one big question looms for potential visitors: How should they proceed with a potential winter sojourn? No one seems to know, including the National Park Service. In fact, under current guidelines, no snowmobiles or snowcoaches ...