Grizzly Bears Starting to Stir In Yellowstone National Park

Strong evidence that spring is nearby has been found in a series of grizzly bear tracks in the interior of Yellowstone National Park.

Wind Cave National Park Elk Capture Scheduled to Start Thursday

As long as the weather allows, crews will head into Wind Cave National Park on Thursday and Friday if necessary to round up 35 elk and fit them with radio collars so their movements can be monitored.

Federal Judge Refuses To Block Yellowstone National Park Bison From Being Slaughtered

Holding that Yellowstone National Park bison should not be allowed to "reproduce prolifically beyond the capacity of its range," a federal judge ruled Monday that he would not stop park bison that roamed into Montana from being slaughtered.
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Traveler's View: The National Park Service Failed Its Mission With Plan For Addition Lands at Big Cypress National Preserve

Faced with a wondrous opportunity to truly preserve a large swath of Florida still bearing wilderness characteristics, one that can play a critical role in the recovery of North America's most endangered mammal, the National Park Service instead looked the other way.
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Bison, Pine Nuts, Trout and Grizzlies: Perfect Storm For Yellowstone National Park's Wildlife Managers?

Yellowstone National Park's northern range at times has been labeled "America's Serengeti" for the rich and diverse wildlife that inhabits it. But today, with native trout imperiled by non-native predators, whitebark pine trees at risk of climate change, and bison being cut off from valuable winter habitat and at times slaughtered, is the ecosystem unraveling?

Olympic National Park, Tribes to Continue Study of Kokanee Salmon in Lake Crescent

Are the kokanee salmon in Lake Crescent at Olympic National Park a genetically unique population that dates back several thousand years to when the lake was formed, or are they progeny of hatchlings released nearly a century ago?

Nesting Peregrine Falcons Lead To Trail Closures At Big Bend National Park

Some temporary trail closures have been implemented at Big Bend National Park to give nesting peregrine falcons some peace and quiet.

Wildlife Experts Joining Calls Of Alarm Over White-Nose Syndrome In Bats

With traces of white-nose syndrome in bat colonies being found further and further west of the Northeast where it was first documented, more and more concern is being raised over the disease's potential to decimate bat species.

Will This Be Remembered As Our Preamble To Losing The Wolverine?

Are we willing to stand idly by while the wolverine heads down the path of the dodo, the carrier pigeon, and the Caspian tiger?

Roundup of Nearly 300 Yellowstone National Park Bison, With Some Destined For Slaughter, Draws Condemnation

Hopes for tolerance of migratory Yellowstone National Park bison by Montana officials seemed to unravel this week, as the park's tortuous winter drove hundreds of bison out of the park. While they were quickly rounded up, some appear headed to slaughter.

Several Hundred Bison Hazed Into Capture Facility At Yellowstone National Park

Perhaps sensing a drastic change in the weather, roughly 300 bison left Yellowstone National Park during the weekend and headed to lower ground in Montana, where they were met Monday by hazers who forced them back into the park and into a "capture facility."

Adopt A Wolf And Help Yellowstone Park Foundation Support Wildlife Projects in Yellowstone National Park

It takes a lot of resources, both in terms of dollars and personnel, to manage the wildlife resources of Yellowstone National Park. You can help with that effort by "adopting" a wolf through the Yellowstone Park Foundation.

Bald Eagles Appear To Be Nesting Again At Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Though not exactly like the swallows returning to Capistrano, a pair of bald eagles has once again been spotted at Cuyahoga Valley National Park and seems interested in nesting there.

Registration Now Open For Acadia Birding Festival In and Around Acadia National Park

If you're still looking for something fun to do this summer, consider registering to attend the 13th Annual Acadia Birding Festival that will be staged in and around Acadia National Park in June.

Annual Count Shows Huge Decline In Yellowstone National Park Elk Herd, But How Accurate Is It?

Nearly one-quarter of the northern elk herd at Yellowstone National Park is missing, according to the annual winter count, but biologists aren't sure if there's been a stunning decline in the herd or if other factors have skewed the tally.

More Voyageurs National Park Moose To be Collared For Climate Change, Population Research

They collar moose at Voyageurs National Park. And by doing this, biologists and ecologists can learn not only how the animals are coping with warming weather related to climate change, but how different land-management techniques affect them.

Yellowstone National Park Moving Into Next Phase of Building Bison Tolerance In Montana

In the grand scheme of wildlife management, 25 Yellowstone National Park bison are not that big of a deal, not when the park's herds are pushing 4,000 animals. But if 25 are allowed to freely roam into Montana on land just north of Mammoth Hot Springs, they could begin laying the foundation for much greater tolerance of bison in Montana.

Seasonal Closure of Paurotis Pond At Everglades National Park Implemented to Help Nesting Wood Storks

With the "dry season' having arrived, the birding at Everglades National Park is exceptional. But it comes with some restrictions, such as the annual closure of Paurotis Pond and its surrounding area to give nesting wood storks and other species some protection.

How do You Catch a Python? Staff and Volunteers at Everglades National Park Learn the ABC's

Lots of occupations require some unusual skills, but it's pretty hard to top the list of tasks performed by employees at national parks all across the country. Staff and volunteers at Everglades National Park can now add another entry to that list: python catchers.

Yellowstone National Park’s ‘Psychedelic’ Wolves: Using Thermal Imagery To Study Disease

A wolf howls in yellow. They sleep in blue. And a wolf in motion in the sunlight is a rainbow.

Researchers To Embark on Three-Year Study of Bison Grazing Habits in Yellowstone National Park

Can the grasslands in Yellowstone National Park support the park's bison herds? That's a question that researchers from Syracuse University will examine during a three-year study into bison grazing habits in the iconic park.

Yellowstone National Park Proposing to Increase Gill-Netting of Lake Trout to Help Native Cutthroat Trout

More than a decade after non-native lake trout were discovered in Yellowstone Lake, the battle to beat down the population of those voracious fish continues. While gill-netting long has been used to cull the lake trout, Yellowstone National Park officials want to increase those operations to help native cutthroat trout survive the onslaught of the bigger fish.

Some Special "Sounds of the Season"—Hear the Songs of Humpback Whales Online

Humpback whales are a big attraction for visitors to a number of NPS sites, and seeing a whale from a boat or the shoreline is a memorable experience. Now a non-profit group's website lets you hear the haunting songs of the humpbacks as they begin arriving in Hawaiian waters for their annual migration.

Florida Officials To Install Panther Detection System With Hopes of Slowing Road Kills

Far and away more endangered Florida panthers die in traffic collisions than from any other fate, according to data tracked by wildlife officials in Florida. With hopes of reducing those collisions, the state plans to install a monitoring system to alert motorists to cats approaching them.

Give Someone A Yellowstone National Park Wolf for Christmas!

Still can't figure out what to get that special someone for Christmas? How about adopting a Yellowstone National Park wolf for them?

Cape Lookout National Seashore Staff Come to the Rescue of Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles

Another cold snap has shocked marine life in the Southeast, but so far the cold weather hasn't done damage reminiscent of last January, when more than a few sea turtles and manatees were killed and thousands had to be rescued from the cold waters.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Agrees Wolverines Need ESA Protection, But They'll Have to Wait

Too many species, too little staff. That's the roadblock preventing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from immediately adding the wolverine to the list of species with protection under the Endangered Species Act.

A Canadian Park Grizzly Study Underscores the Need to Minimize Human-Caused Mortality in Highway-Served Peripheral Areas

A study in Canada's Kluane National Park and Reserve investigated grizzly bear habitat and mortality losses in peripheral areas that function as "attractive sinks."

El Malpais National Monument Closes Caves to Humans Over White-Nose Syndrome Concerns

All caves at El Malpais National Monument in New Mexico have been closed to humans due to concerns over white-nose syndrome, a deadly disease that is sweeping through bat colonies in the eastern United States.

Counting Birds in National Parks This Holiday Season

'Tis is the season for counting birds as the 111th annual Christmas Bird Count rolls out across the country, and more than a few national parks are welcoming you to count birds.