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Everything Within Balance: As Predators Decrease, Ecosystems Suffer
2012-04-10 12:37:03

As predators dwindle in the Northern Hemisphere, populations of their would-be prey begin to flourish. A new survey suggests such large populations are harmful to their specific ecosystems. Scientists from Oregon State University examined 42 studies from the past 50 years and found that as wolves disappear from the northern United States, Canada, and Alaska, populations of moose and deer swell. The resulting boom in moose and deer populations can be harmful to other living things in 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 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...

2012-03-09 08:00:00

Grizzly Creek Films Presents AMERICA THE WILD with Casey Anderson. “Wolverine King” Premieres in Primetime Sunday, March 11, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series then moves to Mondays, beginning with “Grand Canyon Safari” Monday, March 12 on Nat Geo Wild. Find your local airtime: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/schedule/wild BOZEMAN, MONTANA (PRWEB) March 09, 2012 AMERICA THE WILD on Nat Geo WILD features award-winning presenter Casey Anderson on a series of...

By The Light Of January's Wolf Moon
2012-01-12 04:20:39

On the hunt, is bigger better for predators like wolves? A cold-eyed moon rises above Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park. It is January. For Native Americans, it is the time of the Wolf Moon. Snow frozen to hardpan shrouds the valley's tall summer grasses. It holds no tracks, tells no tales. Predators roam undetected across the icy landscape. Not so their prey. It's well past midnight and 10 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. The air itself is frozen in place. In the long dark...

Image 1 - Returning Wolves Transform Yellowstone
2011-12-23 05:05:47

[ Watch the Video ] On the 15th anniversary of the return of wolves to Yellowstone National Park, a quiet but profound rebirth of life and ecosystem health is emerging, scientists conclude in a new report. For the first time in 70 years, the over-browsing of young aspen and willow trees has diminished as elk populations in northern Yellowstone declined and their fear of wolf predation increased. Trees and shrubs have begun recovering along some streams, providing improved habitat for...

Image 1 - Landsat Tracks Yellowstone's Underground Heat
2011-12-08 05:04:44

Yellowstone National Park sits on top of a vast, ancient, and still active volcano. Heat pours off its underground magma chamber, and is the fuel for Yellowstone´s famous features -- more than 10,000 hot springs, mud pots, terraces and geysers, including Old Faithful. But expected development by energy companies right outside Yellowstone´s borders have some fearing that Old Faithful could be cheated out of its energy. "If that geothermal development outside of the park begins,...

Shedding Light on How, Why Climate Change Effects Animals
2011-12-02 06:31:10

An international team of scientists say that they have discovered a way to predict how environmental changes will affect gray wolves living in Yellowstone National Park. The study, which is part of the Yellowstone Wolf Project, was published in the December 2 issue of the journal Science. The work was led by researchers at Imperial College London and also involved experts from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Utah State University and the University of California, according to a press...


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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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