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Outdoor Recreation

Yesterday, U.S. Senator John Barrasso addressed the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to promote America’s Outdoor Recreation Act, America’s Outdoor Recreation Act is “a first-of-its-kind comprehensive recreation package to improve and expand America’s outdoor recreation economy.” The bipartisan package contains several ground-breaking recreation bills, including the following: Outdoor Recreation Act Simplifying Outdoor Access…

Wyoming Game and Fish is opening its Bighorn Basin Wildlife Habitat Management Areas for Summer 2022 – just be cautious and bear-aware while you’re there. Wyoming Game and Fish is gradually opening its wildlife habitat management areas (W.H.M.A.s). These areas give big game a safe, unaffected range to weather out the winter. However, all species…

Yellowstone National Park may be opening up, but vast areas of the park are and will remain closed until May or later due to dead animals and hungry grizzlies. Beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, April 15, select roads in Yellowstone National Park will open to the public for the summer of the park’s 150th anniversary…

Today, Yellowstone National Park opens sections of the Grand Loop Road from the West Entrance to Mammoth Hot Springs – not to vehicles, but bicycles. Starting today, cyclists “willing to brave the unpredictable elements of spring” in Yellowstone National Park can ride the 49 miles of the Grand Loop Road between the West Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs. The following sections…

Cabins are a unique solution to the high demand for and “low” supply of camping sites at the increasingly popular and crowded Buffalo Bill State Park. Many residents have noticed the latest additions at the Buffalo Bill Reservoir – portable camping cabins. These simple structures are the newest solution to the growing number of people…

Bighorn Basin residents are encouraged to attend public meetings to discuss the progress and possibilities of the Bighorn River Blueway Trail. The Bighorn River Blueway Trail is a proposed 95-mile river trail that would start at the Wedding of the Waters south of Thermopolis and end at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area in Lovell. It…

Both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks make a list of the top ten national parks with the most search and rescue incidents in the last two years. The website Outforia has used publically accessible data to compile lists of the search and rescue incident numbers for all National Park Service sites between 2018 and…

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.…

Sleeping Giant Ski Area announced the “heartbreaking decision” to end the winter ski season early because winter isn’t sticking around or to the ground. At 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, the Sleeping Giant Ski Area announced that this weekend would be its last weekend. After several weeks of erratic weather, there isn’t enough snow…

A rustic visit to Yellowstone National Park will still need to start in the 21st Century, as backcountry permits and reservations go online this spring. Beginning this spring, Yellowstone visitors will be able to make advance online reservations for backcountry permits at Recreation.gov. The new system directly responds to public requests for an online backcountry…


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