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Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Three Yellowstone wolves were killed in the first week of Montana’s new wolf hunting season, adding flames to the fire of wolf conservation in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Yesterday, Yellowstone National Park wolf biologists reported that the park’s Junction Butte Pack lost three wolves to Montana hunters during the first week of Montana’s wolf hunting…

Construction continues on the $27 million bridge spanning the Beartooth Highway, part of the effort to improve the experience for people and wildlife. Shoshone National Forest is sharing images of the ongoing construction along the Beartooth Highway. They show the success and immense scale of the project. The bridge’s construction will improve the safety of…

It’s a tale of two predators, as new research suggests Wyoming wolves have immense impacts on mountain lion populations, causing a 48% decline in 15 years. According to Smithsonian Magazine, a recent study in Wyoming shows a new and tragic dynamic between two large predators. Carnivore biologist Mark Elbroch has collected research that shows mountain…

After years of construction, the replacement and restoration project is complete and ready for a better future for the visitors and environment of Yellowstone. Summer 2021 is already destined to be busy in Yellowstone National Park. In addition to the potential for another record-breaking year, park officials are embarking on several significant construction projects. Work…

The Montana Supreme Court sent a message to Lucky Minerals about their proposed Yellowstone gold mine: not now, not ever. The case before the Supreme Court of Montana -– Park County Environmental Council and Greater Yellowstone Coalition versus the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, the State of Montana, and Lucky Minerals Inc – has ended…

Governor Mark Gordon testified before the US Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works to support Senator John Barrasso’s position that states should have more authority under the Endangered Species Act. Senator Barrasso introduced Governor Gordon not only as an experienced politician with a strong record of transparency but also as a ranch owner and…

Bison culling operations have once again begun in Yellowstone. The operations of collecting and removing 600 to 900 animals from the estimated herd of 4,900 individuals began on March 1st in conjunction with the Interagency Bison Management Plan. The process begins once the bison migrate from the interior of the park into the Gardiner Basin,…

Yellowstone wants to commemorate a quarter of a century of change by taking your questions. The park has announced a series of live Q&A’s in March all about wolves and their impact on the park. Every Tuesday at 11 am MST, Yellowstone staff and scientists will take questions posted on their Facebook page on several…

After a quarter of a century, Yellowstone celebrates one of the most significant and controversial decisions in its history. 2020 is the 25-year anniversary of the reintroduction of wolves to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The decision came after Yellowstone’s wolves had been hunted to regional extinction almost a century prior. The first truck carrying wolves…

After decades of effort, it’s a rout for non-native trout. Every year, gill nets are used to remove lake trout from Yellowstone Lake in one of the largest non-invasive fish removal programs in the nation. This has been an annual effort since the non-native species were first found in 1994. From May to October 2019,…


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