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The earth’s always moving in Yellowstone, but a recent earthquake in the park was intense enough to be measured by the U.S. Geological Survey. A handful of tourists might have started their day with a good shake. At 7:32 a.m. Wednesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey detected a light earthquake in Yellowstone National Park. The…

Diamond Wings Upland Game Birds has five more years to see if they can become the first organization in the nation to breed captive greater sage grouse. One of the many bills passed by the 66th Wyoming Legislature is Senate File 61. Senate File 61 removes the expiration date for “certifications for greater sage grouse…

Sage grouse numbers remain in flux in Wyoming, as early analysis suggests there were declines in reproduction during 2021 which will affect populations in 2022. Wyoming Game and Fish released an early assessment of 2021’s sage grouse numbers. Based on those numbers, there are indications sage grouse reproduction declined slightly in the last year. Wings…

Following a well-studied pattern, sage grouse leks were less busy in Spring 2021 – not unexpected and not necessarily a bad sign for Wyoming grouse populations. New data analyzed by Wyoming Game and Fish show the number of sage grouse at leks decreased in Spring 2021. Overall, lek attendance was down 13% from numbers observed…

Yellowstone National Park got a bit jolted over the weekend, as several people felt a 3.0 magnitude earthquake along the Grand Loop Road last Saturday. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 3.0 magnitude quake in Yellowstone National Park on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 4. Its epicenter was close to the Grand Loop Road, opposite…

In addition to the $560 million annually, tourism in Yellowstone National Park brings over 6,000 local jobs and other benefits to its gateway communities. The results of a National Park Service report have been released. In the study, economists with the N.P.S. and U.S. Geological Survey measured the direct economic benefits of Yellowstone, Grand Teton,…

Grand Teton National Park got a case of shivers this week, but not from the frigid, snowy weather but a low-magnitude earthquake. The United States Geological Survey recorded an earthquake in the Jackson area at 10:43 a.m. Wednesday morning. The origin of the quake, called the epicenter, was located miles underneath the town of Kelly.…

Wyoming was amongst a group of states that individually contributed over $2 billion worth of mined minerals to the U.S. economy in 2020. The U.S. Geological Survey has released its annual report: Mineral Commodities Summaries 2020. The over 200-page document summarizes and trends and figures for nonfuel minerals mined throughout the United States. Unlike the…

The bear trapping party is so good, its going to keep going. The U.S Geological Survey and National Park Service announced that grizzly bear pre-baiting and scientific capture operations will be extended throughout Yellowstone National Park. These capture operations have been ongoing since the beginning of summer, but now they will continue from August 28th…


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