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2008-09-17 10:30:00

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported Tuesday that there are now approximately 765 grizzly bears in northwestern Montana.  It is believed to be the state's largest grizzly bear population in decades, and signals that the threatened species may be on the rebound. The five-year, $4.8 million study was supported by Montana ranchers, farmers and Republican leaders as a step toward reducing restrictions in place since 1975 on logging, gas and oil drilling and other development. ...

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2008-08-29 11:55:00

Molten plume of material beneath Yellowstone cooler than expected The geysers of Yellowstone National Park owe their existence to the "Yellowstone hotspot"--a region of molten rock buried deep beneath Yellowstone, geologists have found. But how hot is this "hotspot," and what's causing it? In an effort to find out, Derek Schutt of Colorado State University and Ken Dueker of the University of Wyoming took the hotspot's temperature. The scientists published results of their research, funded by...

2008-07-21 06:00:26

By Felicity Barringer Gray wolves in the greater Yellowstone area of the northern Rocky Mountains, which would have been fair game for hunters in three states as a result of a U.S. government decision in March, have again been put under the protections of the Endangered Species Act by a judge in Montana. The action by the judge, Donald Molloy of U.S. District Court, took the form of a preliminary injunction Friday and could be reversed. But Molloy's language showed serious reservations...

2008-07-21 03:00:25

By Lutey, Tom Last month, as Montanans teetering on the edge of drought were suddenly singing in the rain, folks in Raymond Wang's parched northeast corner of the state were singing the blues. For the most part, the late May rain that dropped 3 to 5 inches across much of Montana never reached the farms and ranches along the borders of North Dakota and Canada. Along a 120-mile span from Savage to the Port of Raymond, landowners are on the verge of serious drought. Stock ponds have dried...

2008-07-21 03:00:16

By Cochran, Diane Hoping to allay confusion about its diverse programming and unify efforts across more than 20 departments, the Yellowstone City- County Health Department plans to adopt a new name. Beginning June 30, it will be called RiverStone Health. "We want to have one name and one direction for our organization," said Lil Anderson, the chief operating officer. Since its inception in 1974, Yellowstone City-County Health has been home to a raft of distract programs, including...

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2008-07-16 09:15:00

Amy Gannon, hatchet in hand, sliced a slab of bark from a lodgepole pine tree near Wolf Creek, Mont., and quickly spotted a mountain pine beetle larva no bigger than her pinky fingernail. "This tree's done for," said Gannon, an entomologist with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. As wildfires roar through tinder-dry forests in California, the mountain pine beetle is silently killing even more trees -- hundreds of thousands of acres of towering trees, mostly...

2008-07-16 06:00:24

By Karl Puckett Amy Gannon, hatchet in hand, sliced a slab of bark from a lodgepole pine tree near Wolf Creek, Mont., and quickly spotted a mountain pine beetle larva no bigger than her pinkie fingernail. "This tree's done for," said Gannon, an entomologist with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. As wildfires roar through tinder-dry forests in California, the mountain pine beetle is silently killing even more trees -- hundreds of thousands of acres of...

2008-07-03 03:00:17

By Anonymous Officials symbolically shredded a $3.7 million mortgage for a Gallatin County, Montana composting facility that processes waste from Yellowstone National The West Yellowstone-Hebgen Basin Composting Facility processes more than 3,000 tons of municipal solid waste a year from the park and surrounding area. The money was appropriated by Congress, which gave the NPS the authority to pay off the loan. Copyright J.G. Press Inc. Jun 2008 (c) 2008 BioCycle. Provided by ProQuest...

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2008-06-25 10:21:57

Almost every June for 30 years, Terry McEneaney drove around Yellowstone National Park and listed every bird he heard along three routes. Park ornithologist at the time, he would drive to a designated spot and identify the birds there. Then he'd drive another half mile, repeat the process and continue until he had stopped 50 times in 24.5 miles for the North American Breeding Bird Survey. Trying to finish before the birds quit singing, he'd ignore the scenery as best he could and try not to...

2008-06-16 03:00:14

By McKee, Jennifer HELENA - More than half of Montana's wheat fields are withering in an early-season drought, putting $671 million worth of wheat at risk new state agriculture statistics show. Ranchers in the affected area, which stretch-es across much of central Montana and a sliver of Eastern Montana, are already buying up hay and looking at selling off herds for want of forage and stock water "It's dismally dry," said Peggy Stringer, director of the National Agricultural Statistic...


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Shoshone National Forest
2014-07-31 09:55:03

Shoshone National Forest is located in the state of Wyoming. It is comprised of 2,500,000 acres of protected land and is separated into five districts including the Washakie Ranger District and the Greybull Ranger District. It was part of the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve, which was the first national forest in America, but was given its own status as a national forest in 1891. Evidence has shown that Native American tribes have inhabited the lands of the Shoshone National Forest from as...

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...

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...

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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2005-06-02 09:20:16

Sand-verbena is a genus of about 35-40 species of annual or perennial herbaceous plants in the family Nyctaginaceae. They are native to western North America, from Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming south to west Texas, California and northern Mexico, and grow on dry sandy soils. They make very attractive garden plants for hot, dry sandy sites. Despite the name, they are not related to the vervains (Verbena, family Verbenaceae).

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