Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

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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