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Extreme Flooding ‘Dramatically Changes’ Yellowstone National Park

Extreme Flooding ‘Dramatically Changes’ Yellowstone National Park

Record rainfall and flooding has forced Yellowstone National Park to close and evacuate more than 10,000 visitors within the park.  The extreme weather event was so intense that the northern part of the famous park could remain closed for a “substantial length of time,” the park website announced on Tuesday. “The landscape literally and figuratively […]

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    Court Blocks Gold Mining Near Yellowstone National Park

    Court Blocks Gold Mining Near Yellowstone National Park

    A Canadian company cannot carry out exploratory drilling for gold mining on land just north of Yellowstone National Park, a Montana district court ruled Monday. Protecting the public lands around Yellowstone has been a bipartisan effort, as Earthjustice, which argued the case against the Canadian company, pointed out in a press release. Former Interior Sec. […]

    Iconic Yellowstone Wolf Shot Dead in Legal But ‘Senseless Killing’

    Iconic Yellowstone Wolf Shot Dead in Legal But ‘Senseless Killing’

    A cherished Lamar Valley wolf known as 926F was shot dead after a legal hunt just five miles outside the sanctuary of Yellowstone National Park, prompting calls from advocacy groups for greater protection of the region’s wolves. Tragically, the 7-year-old female was the daughter of Wolf 06—”the most famous wolf in the world“—who was killed […]

    Zinke Extends Mining Ban Near Yellowstone, Protecting Land in Home State

    Zinke Extends Mining Ban Near Yellowstone, Protecting Land in Home State

    Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke extended an existing mining ban in mountains north of Yellowstone National Park on Monday. The move withdraws more than 30,000 acres of public lands in Montana’s Paradise Valley from new claims for gold, silver and other mineral extraction for 20 years. It does not impact existing mining claims on private lands […]

    Yellowstone Area Grizzlies Regain Endangered Species Protection

    Yellowstone Area Grizzlies Regain Endangered Species Protection

    A federal judge restored endangered species protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park on Monday, The Huffington Post reported, putting a permanent halt to plans by Wyoming and Idaho to launch the first Yellowstone-area grizzly hunt in four decades. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen had already placed a temporary restraining order on […]

    Judge Blocks First Yellowstone-Area Grizzly Hunt in 40 Years

    Judge Blocks First Yellowstone-Area Grizzly Hunt in 40 Years

    A federal judge on Thursday halted the first Yellowstone-area grizzly bear trophy hunts in four decades. Wyoming and Idaho’s grizzly hunt was set to begin this Saturday, Sept. 1 and would have allowed a potential kill of 23 bears outside of Yellowstone National Park. But U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen in Missoula, Montana granted a […]

    The Hiker’s Guide to Communing With Nature

    The Hiker’s Guide to Communing With Nature

    By Jillian Mackenzie If you’ve visited the wilderness recently, you may have noticed something: people. People with walking sticks, people with selfie sticks, people with more people in tow. Surging numbers of visitors are hiking, camping, and all-around loving the outdoors. A whopping 330,882,751 of them spent 1.44 billion hours in our national parks in […]

    Wyoming Votes to Allow First Grizzly Bear Hunt in 40 Years

    Wyoming Votes to Allow First Grizzly Bear Hunt in 40 Years

    The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the largest grizzly bear hunt in the lower 48 states, despite opposition from environmental groups, tribal nations and wildlife photographers, The Washington Post reported. The vote comes less than a month after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service affirmed its June 2017 decision to […]