Wildlife

Trout Unlimited Joins With National Park Service to Remove Diversion Dam near Grand Teton National Park

For four decades the Spread Creek Dam has blocked the migratory route of a unique species of cutthroat trout in waters that flow into Grand Teton National Park. That's all about to change thanks to a partnership between Trout Unlimited and the National Park Service.

Bears Lost Ironic Advocate in Jim Cole

Jim Cole has been on my mind again. The photo you see here is one I took not long ago a few steps from my computer keyboard. 2010 was to be Cole’s big summer for reaching a wider audience.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Ready to Remove "Experimental" Tag From Elk Herd

After nine years of nurturing an elk herd, biologists at Great Smoky Mountains National Park believe they can remove the "experiemental" tag from the herd and develop a long-term management program for it.

Great White Shark Reported At Cape Cod National Seashore

Marine biologists are trying to determine whether a shark spotted at Cape Cod National Seashore was a great white.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Turning to 240 Volunteers To Help Reduce Elk Herd

Facing too little habitat and too few predators, elk in Theodore Roosevelt National Park this fall will be targeted by a three-month-long culling operation that could bring 240 volunteers into the park's South Unit to shoot elk located by radio collar.

Here's a Yellowstone Bear Story: Grizzly Sow Has Quads!

It's not unusual for grizzly bear sows to give birth to two cubs, and on occasion three, but when was the last time you heard of a sow having quadruplets? Well, it happened in Yellowstone National Park this year.

Yellowstone National Park Bison Population Pegged at 3,900

Whether it was an easy spring, fewer wolves preying on them, or simply a good year, the bison herds in Yellowstone National Park have grown by about one-third since winter, according to park officials.

Experts Have No Idea Why Grizzly Bears Rampaged Through Yellowstone Area Campground, Killing One

Wildlife experts have no solid explanation for why a grizzly sow and her three cubs rampaged through a campground outside Yellowstone National Park late last month, attacking two campers before killing and partially consuming a third.

Wolverine Sightings Growing in Rocky Mountain National Park

While National Park Service officials have been talking with Colorado officials about possibly collaborating on a wolverine recovery program in the Centennial State, wolverines don't seem to be waiting around for any assistance.

Federal Judge Overturns Federal Government's Delisting of Gray Wolf From Endangered Species Act Protection

A federal judge Thursday disagreed with the Interior Department's decision to remove Endangered Species Act protections for the gray wolf in some parts of the Rocky Mountains -- but not all -- saying the government couldn't pick and choose which wolves to delist and which not to.
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Yearling Wolf Killed In Vehicle Collision in Grand Teton National Park

A yearling wolf was killed Wednesday in an apparent hit-and-run collision with a vehicle in Grand Teton National Park, park officials said.

One More Bear Put Down in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park authorities on Tuesday euthanized a young black bear, the second intentionally killed this summer because it had become too used to getting food from visitors.

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchlings Released Into the Atlantic Ocean

In the first wave of what likely could prove to be thousands, 45 sea turtle hatchlings have been released into the Atlantic Ocean, hundreds of miles from where their eggs were laid on Gulf of Mexico beaches.

Angler Cited For Keeping Bull Trout Caught in Olympic National Park

An angler who caught, and kept, a bull trout in Olympic National Park has been cited for the catch, according to National Park Service officials.

Loons Employed To Help Biologists Better Understand The Birds and Great Lakes Botulism

Avian botulism has been a problem at some units of the National Park System located along the Great Lakes. Biologists working to better understand the spread of the disease are turning to loons to help with their research.

No Charges Forthcoming In Shooting of Grizzly In Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park and Preserve officials have concluded that a man who shot and killed a grizzly bear in the park's backcountry back in May did so in self-defense and will not be charged with any crime.

Eggs from Rare Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Nest Being Moved from Gulf Islands National Seashore

Life hasn't been easy for Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles in recent years, but the ongoing impacts of the oil spill have raised new concerns for the rare animals. Biologists are moving eggs from a nest at Gulf Islands National Seashore ; they will be incubated, hatched, and ultimately released into the Atlantic Ocean.

Man Who Poached Elk in Great Smoky Mountains National Park Receives Jail Time, Heavy Fine

A North Carolina man who poached one of the grandest bulls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park's elk herd has been handed jail time and ordered to pay more than $8,300 in restitution to the park.

Judge Tosses Personal Watercraft Rules at Gulf Islands National Seashore, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

In a ruling that could be viewed as another indictment of the Bush administration's management of federal lands in general and national parks specifically, a judge has thrown out rules governing personal watercraft use at Gulf Islands National Seashore and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park Needs Packers To Help With Elk Culling

When Theodore Roosevelt National Park officials move forward this fall with a plan to reduce the park's elk population, they'll need professional meat packers to get the elk carcasses out of the park. If you fit that bill, now's the time to apply.

Grizzly Moved Out Of Yellowstone National Park's Norris Campground, Campers Happy

Calm is returning to the Norris Campground in Yellowstone National Park, where rangers have moved a grizzly who had been roaming the campground to a zoo.

Video Offers Bear Safety Tips For Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Just in time for the peak summer season, a video has been produced to teach visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park how to be safe in bear country.

Groups Reach Accord With BP, U.S. Coast Guard To Protect Kemp's Ridley Turtles from Oil Fires

Groups that threatened to sue BP and the U.S. Coast Guard over endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles being killed in oil fires in the Gulf of Mexico announced Friday that they reached an accord to protect the turtles.

Piping Plover Production Up At Cape Hatteras National Seashore

One of the best years in recent memory for piping plover production seems to be under way at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, according to park managers.

Groups Notify BP, U.S. Coast Guard, They'll Be Sued Over Burning of Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles

Claims that endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles are being burned alive under efforts to clean up oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster have prompted two groups to sue BP and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Yet Another Bear Lost in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park rangers on Wednesday put down a female black bear that had come to rely on humans for food.

$1,000 Reward Offered In Connection With Crushed Loggerhead Sea Turtle at Cape Hatteras National Seashore

An off-road-vehicle group is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for running over and killing a loggerhead sea turtle attempting to nest at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Yellowstone's Fishing Ethic An Export Into Heart of Canadian Pike Country

You can call it a ripple effect, or “trickle-up conservation” or, in concepts that rabid anglers know in their hearts, the value of wild, sustainable fisheries and what they really mean.

Another Bear Killed By Hit-and-Run Driver in Yellowstone National Park

The summer is not starting off well for bears in Yellowstone National Park, where for the second time in less than a month a bear has been killed by a hit-and-run driver.

Understanding Birds on Pacific Islands National Parks, The Video

For a quick primer on issues confronting birds on the national parks in the Pacific Ocean, take five-and-a-half minutes to watch this video.
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