Quantcast
Last updated on April 24, 2014 at 17:35 EDT

Latest Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Stories

eaba9892a07d019f891ad7684b321468
2011-02-04 09:35:00

Conservation groups are appealing to a federal judge to stop the proposed killing of nearly 400 bison that have wandered away from Yellowstone National Park, many of which may need to be slaughtered in order to stop the spread of the disease brucellosis. Workers captured 47 additional animals at the Montana Border on Thursday, according to Matthew Brown of the Associated Press (AP). Those animals were leaving an area of the park designated for them in search of food, Brown says, but fear of...

cd2c7b43a1b62dd0947b27534626a1d4
2010-10-05 08:06:51

Montana State University researchers have discovered a rare oasis of life in the midst of hundreds of geothermal vents at the bottom of Yellowstone Lake. A colony of moss, worms and various forms of shrimp flourishes in an area where the water is inky black, about 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and a cauldron of nutrients, gases and poisons, the researchers reported in the September issue of Geobiology. The vent is close to 100 feet below the surface of Yellowstone Lake and a third of a mile offshore...

074840b39dd84493a43d999534c2ab5d
2010-09-09 06:45:47

If your summer travels have taken you across the Rocky Mountains, you've probably seen large swaths of reddish trees dotting otherwise green forests. While it may look like autumn has come early to the mountains, evergreen trees don't change color with the seasons. The red trees are dying, the result of attacks by mountain pine beetles. Mountain pine beetles are native to western forests, and they have evolved with the trees they infest, such as lodgepole pine and whitebark pine trees....

ac105dcf9dd4595c28fef38e66cdd1e8
2010-09-01 13:40:29

Previous research has claimed that the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park in 1995 is helping restore quaking aspen in risky areas where wolves prowl. But apparently elk hungry for winter food had a different idea. They did not know they were supposed to be responding to a "landscape of fear." According to a study set to be published this week in Ecology, a journal of the Ecological Society of America, the fear of wolf predation may not be discouraging elk from eating aspen...

2010-08-25 13:00:00

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) and the Yellowstone Park Foundation celebrated the grand opening of the brand-new Old Faithful Visitor Education Center (OFVEC) today at Yellowstone National Park. The new OFVEC is the first national park visitor center to earn Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. (Logo:...

a7c1e67da6605fe03e423e3477496be11
2010-08-23 09:50:00

Bad news for those planning to visit Yellowstone this fall--the favorite food of the park's grizzlies will be in short supply, meaning that the bears will be hungrier and more likely to pursue other sources of protein, according to researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). "Pack your bear spray: there's going to be run-ins," Chuck Schwartz of the USGS told Matthew Brown of the Associated Press (AP) on Sunday, noting that the shortage of nuts from whitebark pine cones could lead to...

e934b8c939161a272efff0b1c26ddd2a1
2010-08-06 12:39:21

Wildlife advocates believe that the Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves throughout the Northern Rocky Mountains helps to buy more time to create a better plan than the one the judge rejected. State wildlife officials in Montana and Idaho reviewed Thursday's ruling, which blocks them from carrying out their wolf management plans and their preparations for wolf hunts this fall.  State officials said they were considering their options, including an appeal. U.S. District...

8b8373a3e86469c7cedffbfefd090d301
2010-01-08 14:20:00

Ted Turner's proposal to take 74 wild bison from Yellowstone National Park is receiving fierce opposition from critics who claim the animals are being surrendered for private profit instead of conservation. Montana's Democratic Governor, Brian Schweitzer, had requested that Mr. Turner take the animals after Federal officials warned the bison faced slaughter unless a new home was found for them. Mr. Turner, a longtime supporter of bison conservation, is estimated to own some 50,000 of the...

09d57fbf425d2bea2305a4af1c5b4ef71
2009-09-22 12:45:00

Yellowstone Grizzly bears are returning to the threatened species list, according to a federal court order on Monday. The grizzly bear species was announced to have rebounded in March 2007, but many are once again threatened by changes in their habitat, primarily in how climate change has rid the region of whitebark pines, which the bears rely on. Judge Donald Molloy issued a 46-page decision on Monday to restore protections for the grizzly bear, which resides primarily in and around the...

2009-09-01 09:00:00

Initiative Invites Public to Sponsor a Bear-Proof Box for a Yellowstone Campground BOZEMAN, Mont., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A fed bear is a dead bear. Most people who live in bear country have heard this clever saying. Some -- like Kerry Gunther, a bear management biologist for Yellowstone National Park -- know first-hand that this warning is all too true. "Bears that obtain human food eventually become more aggressive toward humans, and may need to be removed from the...


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...

More Articles (6 articles) »