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2013-01-01 10:45:31

Trees and the insects that eat them wage constant war. Insects burrow and munch; trees deploy lethal and disruptive defenses in the form of chemicals. But in a warming world, where temperatures and seasonal change are in flux, the tide of battle may be shifting in some insects' favor, according to a new study. In a report published today (Dec. 31, 2012) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison reports a rising...

Elk Bones Reveal History Of A Species
2012-12-10 14:46:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Conservationists typically rely on direct observation, whether from the air or the ground, to understand how different species use the land in their habitat, but a new method from a University of Cincinnati professor could give them another way to gain insight into species land use. According to the November cover article for the Ecological Society of America's journal Ecology, Josh Miller assessed elk habitats use in Yellowstone...

2012-11-23 04:20:06

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Nov. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Non-stop flights out of Newark (EWR) provide skiers and snowboarders flying to Jackson Hole with shorter travel times and more options to experience everything the Rocky Mountain resort town has to offer. The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, recently voted #1 in the categories of Overall Satisfaction, Character and Most Challenging Terrain by SKI magazine readers, is only 30 minutes away from the terminal at the Jackson Hole airport (JAC)....

Pronghorn Use Newly Constructed Overpasses To Cross Highway
2012-10-17 15:25:47

The locations of the structures completed this fall were informed by data collected by WCS, the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and identified the pronghorn's preferred migration routes and highway crossing points. WCS has long studied an approximately 93-mile (150 km) migration of pronghorn between wintering grounds in the Upper Green River Basin and summering grounds in Grand Teton National Park (GTNP)–a migration...

2012-08-08 06:21:11

Coalition of National Park Service Retirees Oppose Allowing More Snowmobiles at the First Established National Park in the World; Group Submits Letter to Yellowstone Superintendent in Support of Alternative to Phase-out Snowmobiles WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite assurances by Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk and other National Park Service (NPS) leaders that Yellowstone National Park will be "cleaner and quieter," the NPS has indicated that...

Gas Development Linked To Wildlife Habitat Loss
2012-05-02 10:47:54

A study by the Wildlife Conservation Society documents that intense development of the two largest natural gas fields in the continental U.S. are driving away some wildlife from their traditional wintering grounds. Researchers tracking 125 female pronghorn in Wyoming's vast Jonah and PAPA gas fields using GPS collars discovered an 82 percent decline of habitat classified as "highest quality" — meaning highest probability of use for wintering animals. Widespread natural gas...

2012-04-24 10:20:09

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As record numbers of drivers flock to America's national parks this week to enjoy free admission, Michelin is celebrating a first for the U.S. National Park Service and visitors to Yellowstone. Today Michelin joined officials from the Yellowstone Park Foundation to launch the inaugural edition of "The Yellowstone Park Foundation's Official Guide to Yellowstone National Park." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120424/CL93792 ) The...

2012-03-30 23:01:54

The Greater Yellowstone Raptor Experience at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, allows visitors, who might not otherwise have the opportunity, to meet “in person” four birds of prey indigenous to the Greater Yellowstone region. Cody, Wyoming (PRWEB) March 30, 2012 One is not likely to see live animals at a traditional museum. However, such is not the case at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, where the Greater Yellowstone Raptor Experience...

2012-03-29 18:20:06

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) FRIDAY, MARCH 30: FIRST NATIONAL FOREST Profile America -- Friday, March 30th. The first national forest was established on this date in 1891 in northwest Wyoming -- the Shoshone National Forest. The bill, passed by Congress, was signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison. It...

2012-03-29 13:41:13

The land around Yellowstone and Glacier national parks might look like it's filling up with people and houses, but it's nothing compared to the rate of development around some other U.S. national parks, according to a new Montana State University study. While population densities rose 246 percent around Yellowstone/Grand Teton and 210 percent around Glacier between 1940 and 2000, they surged 3,092 percent around the Mojave National Preserve in California, 2,962 percent around the Colorado...


Latest Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Reference Libraries

Gallatin National Forest
2013-11-27 15:54:29

The Gallatin National Forest was founded in 1899 and is located in south-central Montana, United States. The forest makes up 1,819,515 acres and has parts of both the Absaroka-Beartooth and Lee Metcalf Wilderness areas within its boundaries. Gallatin National Forest borders the Yellowstone National Park on the north and the northwest and is a part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, a region which includes nearly 20,000,000 acres. The forest is named after Albert Gallatin, U.S. Secretary of...

Bridger-Teton National Forest
2013-11-21 15:56:13

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is found in western Wyoming, United States. The forest is made up on 3.4 million acres, making it the second largest national forest outside of Alaska. The forest extends from Yellowstone National Park, along the eastern boundary of Grand Teton National Park and from there rides along the western slope of the Continental Divide to the southern end of the Wind River Range. The forest extends southward including the Salt River Range and Wyoming Range...

Caribou-Targhee National Forest
2013-11-21 15:52:49

Caribou-Targhee National Forest can be found in the states of Idaho and Wyoming, with a small section located in Utah in the United States. The forest is broken into several separate sections and stretches over 2.63 million acres. Towards the east, the forest borders Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and Bridger-Teton National Forest. The majority of the forest is a part of the 20 million acre Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The Caribou and Targhee National Forests were...

Custer National Forest
2013-10-14 10:37:59

Custer National Forest is mostly located in the state of Montana, with some areas located in South Dakota. This national forest is comprised of ten sections that equal 1,188,130 acres of land, which are separated into three ranger districts known as Ashland, Beartooth, and Sioux. It was created on March 2, 1907 as Otter National Forest, but was renamed in 1908 as Custer National Forest. In 1920, Sioux National Forest was added and in 1932, part of Beartooth National Forest was added. The...

Yellowstone National Park
2013-04-17 13:14:01

Yellowstone National Park is located in the United States. The majority of the park is located in Wyoming, but there are smaller areas of the park in Idaho and Montana. It is thought that this area was the first to be established as a national park in the entire world. The area was home to Native Americans for about 11,000 years, but was not well known to Americans until the 1860’s, when the first organized explorations were conducted there. The Lewis and Clark Expedition in the 19th...

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