Yellowstone National Park

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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.

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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
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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. 

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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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On Sunday, March 10, the Smithsonian Channel is premiering a new four-part series focused on Yellowstone National Park. The series was produced by Grizzly Creek Films based in Bozeman, Montana.

Wyoming Public Radio's Kamila Kudelska spoke with Thomas Wilson, the executive producer, and Eric Bendick, a producer and writer for the series, to get a behind the scenes of how wildlife focused series is created. First Bendick answered how the series tries to differentiate from well-known Yellowstone stories.

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This Sunday, March 10, the Smithsonian Channel will debut a four-hour series on Yellowstone National Park. The series hopes to show a side of Yellowstone that has never been seen before.

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After years of negotiations, five wild Yellowstone bison bulls have finally been transferred into the hands of tribal officials on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana. The tribes there built a half-million-dollar quarantine facility to guarantee the bison are disease free.

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Yellowstone National Park may add more seasonal housing for their employees and is seeking public comment on a proposal. This comes after Yellowstone Lodges built five new lodging facilities in Canyon Village, which increased the guest capacity to about 2,200 people per night.

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A new report released by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department shows a record high number of Yellowstone area grizzlies were captured and then euthanized last year. 53 grizzlies were captured and 32 were put down.

Yellowstone officials try to make it very clear that tourists should not get close to wild bison. There are posters, educational videos and park rangers who warn people to stay clear of wildlife. But all that education might not be cutting it, according to a recent study. 

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The federal government has been shut down since December 21 and the city of Cody isn't feeling as impacted as the federally owned land surrounding it.

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2018 was a busy year for the Steamboat Geyser. The hot spring located in Yellowstone National Park erupted a record 31 times. Before this year, it was known to only erupt periodically.

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The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks has been inundated with concerns that the killing of a famous wolf known as #926F was illegal and unethical. The wolf roamed out of Yellowstone National Park during trophy hunting season into an area where it is legal to hunt them. 

A week after the state of Wyoming filed a notice of appeal a judge's decision to put the Yellowstone grizzly bear back on Endangered Species Act protections, other defendants have followed.

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Recently, a Montana hunter legally shot a well-known Yellowstone wolf from the Lamar Canyon Pack after she wandered a few miles outside the park into a hunting zone. The incident raises questions about the best way to manage park wolves that become habituated to people. 

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The return of wolves and cougars to Yellowstone National Park is helping stream systems make a comeback. The new study published in the journal Ecohydrology suggests returning carnivores to a landscape can have a cascading effect across the ecosystem.

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The Yellowstone caldera is ranked the 21st most dangerous volcano in the United States according to the most recent U.S. Geological Volcanic Threat Assessment. That's out of 161 volcanos.

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