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US Supervolcanoes: Yellowstone-Check, Utah-Check, Wait... Utah?
2013-12-12 14:41:08

[ Watch the Video: Add Another Supervolcano To North America's List ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Geologists from Brigham Young University in Utah have found evidence of a massive supervolcano near the Utah-Nevada border that had a massive eruption around 30 million years ago some 5,000 times larger than the Mount St. Helens eruption in 1980, according to a new report published in the journal Geosphere. “In southern Utah, deposits from this single eruption...

2013-11-23 23:01:29

Every year, about three hundred pronghorn antelope travel from summer range in Grand Teton National Park to winter range in Wyoming’s Green River Basin--a journey that is the longest overland mammal migration in the continental United States. Pronghorn Passage, a special exhibition opening December 1 at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, tells the story of the migration, its perils for the animals, and recent steps taken to protect it in ways compatible with encroaching development....

2013-10-22 23:28:23

Volunteer-based emergency response foundation is able to purchase a new ambulance with the help of Yellowstone Capital's charitable funding, provided with a similar sense of urgency. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Hatzalah Volunteer Ambulance Corp (HVAC) of Union County NJ, founded in 2004, is a non-profit organization serving the communities of Elizabeth, Hillside, Union and the surrounding areas. The primary goal of HVAC is to provide rapid response, rapid treatment and rapid...

2013-08-29 23:03:21

$100,000 research grant to study migratory wildlife launched by Prince Albert II of Monaco, University of Wyoming, and Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Cody, Wyoming (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Today, an international partnership announced the first winners of a new scientific prize supporting biodiversity studies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The Camp Monaco Prize is an initiative of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Draper Natural History Museum, the University of Wyoming’s...

Yellowstone Bison Moved To Fort Belknap Indian Reservation
2013-08-24 04:33:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A second herd of genetically pure, disease-free Yellowstone bison have been restored to the Great Plains, where millions of the creatures roamed until the early 19th century, various media outlets have reported. According to Tamarra Kemsley of Nature World News, more than 30 bison were transported to the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation on Thursday. The animals, which were originally from Yellowstone National Park, were...

Reintroduction of Wolves To Yellowstone Aid Grizzly Bears
2013-07-29 14:41:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Thanks to 'predator control' practices, wolves were eradicated from Yellowstone National Park in 1926. Their reintroduction in 1995 has shifted the balance of the regional ecosystem and provided an unexpected bonus for the park's grizzly bears. According to a new study in Journal of Animal Ecology, the return of wolves to the park has reduced the elk population, subsequently allowing wild berries to flourish and nourish Yellowstone's...

Yellowstone Elk The Focus Of Ecology Forum
2013-07-01 05:14:07

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ecologists have been active in their response to the publishing of a new study in the June issue of the Ecological Society of America's journal Ecology. In it, Arthur Middleton and fellow researchers from the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the US Geological Survey discussed the Clarks Fork herd residing on crowded winter grounds outside of Cody, Wyoming. Their findings contradict those of a 1988 study...

Grizzly Bear Recovery Estimates Flawed, Population May Be In Decline
2013-06-25 07:19:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Yellowstone grizzly bears were first given endangered species status in 1973 after extensive hunting and killing had decimated the wild populations of this apex predator. Through the years since, the populations of these grizzlies have been closely monitored by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), with numbers reportedly rebounding from a mere 200 animals in the 1970s to more than 700 today. The steady increase in grizzly...

Norovirus Cases On The Rise In Yellowstone National Park
2013-06-20 08:11:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted in a January weekly report that norovirus had taken a stronghold in the US, with numbers of cases rising. The virus, which is associated with flu-like symptoms and causes uncontrollable vomiting, has in fact been showing its ugly face in schools, on cruise ships and around other public places in recent months. Now, a new report from the National Park Service has...

2013-05-19 23:03:13

Students from Longwood University are at Yellowstone National Park on an annual academic pilgrimage to be citizen leaders. An online multimedia journal lets anyone follow their adventure. Farmville, VA (PRWEB) May 19, 2013 Follow the Adventure Online at http://www.longwood.edu/yellowstone. Since 2006, groups of Longwood University students and faculty have been setting out in May on an annual academic pilgrimage to Yellowstone National Park. Their mission is to seek out more than just...


Latest Yellowstone National Park Reference Libraries

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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