One of Alaska’s most treasured bear-viewing sites is about to be turned into a destination theme park, sacrificing grizzly bear habitat on the altar of commercial development. After a decade of development planning, EIS and public input, once aimed at major improvements in resource protection, the National Park Service has aborted earlier plans for removal of facilities at Brooks River in Katmai National Park. Protection of a unique population of bears at this premier site is now seriously compromised, going against 50 years of research-based recommendations
Not only was the summer of 2015 a productive year for sea turtle nests along Cape Hatteras National Seashore, but at least two of the nests were made by a rare visitor to the seashore: Hawksbill sea turtles.
National Park Service biologist Grant Hilderbrand discusses the bear collaring portion of the Changing Tides Project, a research project examining the interconnections between intertidal invertebrates, bears and humans in Katmai and Lake Clark National Parks and Preserves.
A commitment to educating park visitors about keeping food out of the reach of bears and working to improve food storage options has resulted in 2015 producing the lowest number of human-bear incidents at Yosemite National Park since 1975, according to park officials.
Population tallies of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are far from being reliable and could be off by as much as 40 percent, according to a wildlife advocacy group in Wyoming.request_for_definitive_gye_grizzly_population_survey.pdf
A young mountain lion found dead in California in late September died from ingesting a form of rat poison, according to lab results.
Claims by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team that the grizzly bear population in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is growing and genetically diverse are off-base, according to a wildlife biologist who long has studied the population and spent 17 years doing research for the team.
The grizzly bear population in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, which includes Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, is growing and not suffering from a loss of genetic diversity, according to a report from the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team.
It's breeding and nesting season at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park for nēnē, and park visitors are urged to drive with caution and to give the endangered Hawaiian goose space.
The opening weekend of the "elk reduction program" at Grand Teton National Park resulted in a bull elk illegally being killed near the Schwabacher Road. Park rangers were able to detain a Wyoming man and issue four citations in connection with the incident.