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2006-04-05 00:25:00

Costly and time-consuming efforts to eliminate wolves that prey on sheep, cattle and other domestic animals are ineffective on a long-term, regional scale, according to an examination of wolf control methods in Alberta and several U.S. states by University of Calgary researchers. Results of the study were presented today at an annual meeting of wolf scientists, ranchers and wildlife managers near Yellowstone National Park. Lead author Dr. Marco Musiani, an assistant professor in the U of...

2006-03-21 07:50:00

BILLINGS, Mont. -- More than 250 scientists and researchers have signed a letter protesting a federal proposal to no longer protect grizzly bears in the Yellowstone area under the Endangered Species Act. The letter, dated Monday, was addressed to Chris Servheen, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's grizzly bear recovery coordinator. Servheen has said he expects a final decision on the proposal by year's end or early next year. Among those signing the letter were primatologist Jane Goodall...

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2006-03-17 08:05:00

ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) - A multiple-year study of wolverines by the Wildlife Conservation Society and state and federal agencies has found that the fierce, reclusive animals travel hundreds of miles. "The most striking thing we've found, putting GPS collars on, is just how far they travel," Jeff Burrell, Greater Yellowstone program manager for the society, told The Associated Press on Thursday. "They are amazing little travelers." One male, whose territory covered 14,000 square miles,...

2006-03-09 18:07:26

ESA -- Satellite images acquired by ESA's ERS-2 revealed the recently discovered changes in Yellowstone's caldera are the result of molten rock movement 15 kilometres below the Earth's surface, according to a recent study published in Nature. Using Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry, InSAR for short, Charles Wicks, Wayne Thatcher and other U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists mapped the changes in the northern rim of the caldera, or crater, and discovered it had risen about 13...

2006-03-02 04:22:35

BILLINGS, Mont. -- A newly discovered surface bulge in Yellowstone National Park may be responsible for some unexpected geothermal activity in recent years, according to a study by U.S. Geological Survey scientists. The bulge, about 25 miles across, rose 5 inches from 1997 to 2003 and may have triggered some thermal unrest at Norris Geyser Basin, including a sudden rise in temperatures, new steam vents and the awakening of Steamboat geyser. The findings are part of a paper set to be...

2006-02-09 20:48:43

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - The governor of Montana, an enthusiastic backer of the state's first bison hunt in 15 years, granted a last-minute reprieve to nine bison set for slaughter after they escaped Yellowstone National Park, his office said on Thursday. Gov. Brian Schweitzer decided the bison should "be turned loose in the kind of nice, comfortable place bison like to be," said Hal Harper, his chief policy adviser. The bison faced a death sentence after making a break from...

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2006-02-08 07:41:03

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Canada unveiled a 16-million acre preserve Tuesday, including parkland covering an area twice the size of Yellowstone, teeming with grizzly bears, wolves and wild salmon in the ancestral home of many native tribes. Closing another chapter of the wars between environmentalists and loggers, the Great Bear Rainforest is the result of an accord between governments, aboriginal First Nations, the logging industry and environmentalists. It will stretch 250 miles along...

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2006-01-07 09:05:20

BILLINGS, Mont. -- A federal grizzly bear expert contends wildlife managers desperately need more resources to monitor the threatened bears in northwestern Montana, where he says the 11 known illegal grizzly killings last year were the highest in recent memory. "This is urgent, considering the number of illegal kills right now," Chris Servheen, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's grizzly bear coordinator, said Friday. Limited resources to put tracking collars on bears in the Northern...

2005-11-15 19:15:29

By Jeffrey Hull HUSON, Montana (Reuters) - Bison hunting, once commonplace in the American West until the species was nearly wiped out, resumed amid controversy in Montana on Tuesday after a 15-year ban. On a bitterly cold morning just outside the northern boundary of Yellowstone National Park, a 17-year-old, hunting with his family, fired the first shot in the state's revived hunt. Dru Dixon, who filmed the shooting for bison advocacy group Buffalo Field Campaign, said it took...

2005-11-15 15:43:28

By Patricia Wilson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Protected for 30 years, grizzlies near Yellowstone National Park could become fair game after the Bush administration on Tuesday took the first step to remove the bears from the U.S. endangered species list. A big, bold icon of the American West that mostly eats plants and animals but occasionally attacks tourists, Ursus arctos horribilis essentially is a victim of its own success, rebounding from a low of about 220 in 1975, when it was...


Latest Yellowstone National Park 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...

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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