Yellowstone National Park

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A new bill has been introduced to the Wyoming Legislature that would create a compensation program for livestock-wolf conflicts outside of the trophy area.

Jeff Victor

Wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone 25 years ago, after intense debate and under serious scrutiny. Park rangers exterminated the last wolves in Yellowstone nearly a century ago, and their return has restored the park's ecosystem to a state not seen in a long time.

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On January 12th, 1995, the first truck loaded with grey wolves from Canada arrived in Yellowstone National Park. Livestock producers, outfitters and other people who live near the park waited to see what would happen. But one of those groups that hasn't been too happy about the reintroduction: livestock producers.

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Almost 25 years ago, wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park. Wolves originally roamed the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem, but, in the 1900s, they were wiped out. Settlers in the West poisoned and killed wolves in such high numbers that the animal was not seen in the area for decades.

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Hooved animals, known as ungulates, are known to "surf the green wave" and follow the nutritious spring growth as they migrate. But researchers have found that bison in Yellowstone National Park are not only surfing the green wave, they're also creating their own nutritious lawns and reducing their reliance on the wave.

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The number of non-native lake trout in Yellowstone Lake is on the decline. Yellowstone biologists are optimistic that this means the native cutthroat trout population may be recovering.

Yellowstone Forever

The Yellowstone National Park nonprofit, Yellowstone Forever, raised $1 million in three days. The $1 million was matched dollar for dollar using federal funds.

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Grizzly bears of the Yellowstone ecosystem are once more protected by the Endangered Species Act. That means Wyoming Game and Fish manages the bears as normal but the final decision has be ok'ed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Fall is usually the time of the year the most human-bear conflicts occurs because recreationists are out and bears are getting ready to hibernate. Wyoming Public Radio's Kamila Kudelska spoke with Dan Thompson, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's large carnivore supervisor, about how grizzly management is changing as the grizzly population footprint is expanding.

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Yellowstone National Park has released new reports on the state of its wolves and other wildlife, showing that the park’s wolf packs remain stable in size. Grizzlies, meanwhile, are growing more comfortable around humans.

Telemetry: Special 3

Oct 11, 2019
Jennifer Jerrett

In this episode, we're turning up the heat—both on and under the landscape.

Telemetry: Special 2

Oct 11, 2019
NPS/Neal Herbert

In our second show, we explore some carnivores of Yellowstone! One comes in gray or black; the other has spots and stripes. Both are fascinating, but what makes each species tick is totally surprising.

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It's known as the Night of the Grizzlies. Over fifty years ago, two women were killed by two different grizzly bears on the same night. The repercussions of the incident can still be seen in the way bears are managed today. But it also gave birth to a powerful myth—it's dangerous for women to spend time in the woods while menstruating.

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This weekend six lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives' Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition took a two-day climate change tour of Yellowstone National Park. The tour resulted with three of the representatives proposing legislation to ban non-reusable plastic water bottles in national parks.

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A renovation of the historic Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel in Yellowstone National Park is officially complete. The park celebrated its completion Labor Day weekend.

NPS / Jacob W. Frank

Recently, the first direct transfer of live and disease-free bison to the Fort Peck Tribes from Yellowstone National Park was completed.

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In the past month, Yellowstone National Park has gone viral a couple of times on social media with videos of bison charging at visitors. Bison-human incidents happen every season sometimes causing injuries. Yellowstone is always trying to figure out how to get the message across that the bison, elk, bears and even badgers that people encounter in the park are wild and dangerous. But why are people continually getting too close to wildlife?

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On Friday, July 26, a fire spread through the grass and sagebrush near the north entrance station of Yellowstone National Park.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service has reinstated Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears living near Yellowstone National Park.

 


Telemetry: Special 1

Jul 26, 2019
NPS Photo / Neal Herbert

Up first in this episode, what do scientists do when they're racing to understand the rarest breeding bird in the state of Wyoming? Whatever it takes. Then, what can one tiny organism tell us about the health of an entire ecosystem?

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The first tribal marketplace and fashion show in Yellowstone National Park starts Tuesday, June 11. Northern Plains artists will display and engage with park visitors through discussions and demonstrations.

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This time of year in bear country you're more likely to see the animal along the sides of the roads looking for the first shoots of grass. That's a hazard for the bear and for visitors, and wildlife managers resorting to what they call hazing.

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With over six months under his belt, Cam Sholly, the new superintendent of creleased the parks top five strategic priorities. Those include investing in infrastructure, focusing on the people who work at the park and how to deal with increased visitation. Wyoming Public Radio's Kamila Kudelska spoke with Sholly about two priorities that impact our region. First, why does the park need to prioritize strengthening the ecosystem?

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A prominent feature of Yellowstone National Park is one step closer to getting a new name. Thursday, the Wyoming Board of Geographic Names voted in favor of changing Mount Doane to First Peoples Mountain.

It’s no secret that in peak season Yellowstone National Park is getting really, really crowded these days.

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All across the nation, national parks will be celebrated next week with special events and programs. To kick off National Park Week, park entrance fees will be waived Saturday.

The first golden eagle in Yellowstone National Park to wear a tracking device is dead from lead poisoning. 

USGS

Scientists have discovered a new thermal area in Yellowstone National Park. The area is roughly the size of four football fields and is located in the northeast corner of the park.

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A new research paper finds that reintroducing carnivores in an area does not always mean there will be positive effects to that ecosystem. The long-held assumption was tested by a group of ecologists that looked at different carnivore reintroductions and removals around the world.

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A coalition of environmental groups signed a petition that would require Idaho and Wyoming hunters to carry bear spray. But some think protocol and education is more effective.

A coalition of conservationists is petitioning Idaho and Wyoming to make hunters carry bear spray when they’re within the Yellowstone ecosystem.

 


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