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Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Private landowners in the Bighorn Basin have a chance to help with large-scale conservation projects for big game by improving habitat on their properties. U.S.D.A.’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (N.R.C.S.) in Wyoming is currently accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program Big Game Conservation. E.Q.I.P. is a voluntary Farm Bill program that provides financial…

After captivating the world for almost two years, Grizzly 399 and her four cubs are going their separate ways – to the delight and dismay of the public and biologists. According to the Jackon Hole News and Guide, Grizzly 399 and her four cubs appear to be separating. Of course, this is no surprise to…

The first grizzly relocation of 2022 occurred after a cattle-killing bear was taken to a new area in Shoshone National Forest near Yellowstone’s Northeast Entrance. After consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured and relocated an adult male grizzly bear on Wednesday, May 4. The bear in…

As part of the Endangered Species Act, grizzly bear populations in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are monitored by biologists from the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (IGBST). IGBST will conduct its pre-baiting and trapping operations inside of Grand Teton National Park from May 1 to July 15th this year. Established in 1973, the IGBST monitors…

Blooming flowers are a beautiful sign of troubling trends in Grand Teton National Park as the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem “adapts” to climate change. Climate change is one of the most pressing issues impacting the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. While its impact may be too slow to notice, historic data shows that the environment is changing in…

Smallmouth bass is the latest aquatic invasive species threatening Yellowstone National Park, so anglers are asked to do what they do best to stop the fish. On Wednesday, March 9, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks confirmed a smallmouth bass had been caught in the Gardner River near the spot where it meets the Yellowstone River.…

Wyoming Game and Fish captured and relocated nearly four dozen grizzlies in 2021, as growing populations make conflicts and relocations increasingly tricky. On Monday, March 7, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department released its annual grizzly bear captured report. The document contains data on every grizzly captured and relocated by the department last year. In…

It’s a sign of spring in Yellowstone National Park: the first grizzly of the season has emerged from hibernation and is voraciously foraging for food. On Monday, March 7, a pilot supporting Yellowstone National Park wildlife research observed the first grizzly bear of 2022 – an adult walking in a meadow in the west-central part…

Governor Mark Gordon is at odds with the U.S. Department of the Interior as they begin a review that could change the conservation status of the gray wolf. In a Jan. 31 letter, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Director Matthew Hogan published an open letter. In the letter, Hogan acknowledges two petitions submitted to…

Governor Gordon is asking the U.S. government to remove the grizzly bear from the Endangered Species List and transfer population management to the states. Fulfilling a promise made in September, Governor Mark Gordon has officially petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (F.W.S.) to remove the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (G.Y.E.) population of grizzly bears from…


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