Spring can come slowly in the national parks in the Rocky Mountains, as evidenced by the many weeks it takes to open Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park and Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park. And that slow transition of seasons requires you to keep your wits about you if visiting the parks in this season.
At this moment I am sitting in the forests fringing Yellowstone National Park in a blind, which is a camouflaged colored tent with windows that the camera lens fits through, hoping and praying that nine or ten little fox kits will come out and play. Or that their mother will return to the den with a fat juicy vole and teats filled with milk, because there is nothing like watching 10 babies running to greet mom.
Progress Seen In Protecting Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout From Lake Trout In Yellowstone National Park
Two decades after non-native lake trout were discovered in Yellowstone Lake, officials say they are making good progress in removing those predacious fish and protecting the lake's iconic Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park.
I readily admit I have a bit of an Eastern bias. Birding as a hobby in North America tends to have a bias toward the right side of the continent, as well. There are more than a few reasons for that. North American ornithology was born and raised in Philadelphia. There are far more people within an afternoon’s drive of multiple bird habitats throughout the east. And finally, the warblers are better.
As officials from Montana, Wyoming, and the National Park Service continue to work towards a solution for bison that roam outside Yellowstone National Park, a group of non-profit organizations is calling for Montana to allow bison to roam in their state year-round.
Most of us carry cameras (in some form) to the national parks with us, and some carry videocameras. An Italian traveler who visited Yellowstone National Park had his video gear with him, and came away with the following 8-minute production.
The business landscape for winter tour operators in Yellowstone National Park saw a shake-up this week as the National Park Service awarded a series of concessions contracts that will remain in effect for the next decade.
Barring a freak spring snowstorm, some roads into Yellowstone National Park will open to wheeled vehicles on Friday morning.
The first bright spot of spring in Yellowstone is the mountain bluebird when it returns to Lamar Valley where they come to feast upon the newly hatched caddisfly that is hopping around on top of the snow near the Lamar River.
We all go through growing pains as we get older, and that seems to be the case with the Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park, as the geyser isn't as faithful as it once was and could eventually go dormant.
The money Yellowstone National Park spent this past winter to keep Sylvan Pass safe for snowmobilers breaks down to almost $1,100 per snowmobiler, according to park numbers.
How healthy is Yellowstone National Park's moose population? That's a question a husband-and-wife team from Vermont hopes to answer over the course of a three-year study into the animals.
Yellowstone National Park isn't the only national park with bison issues. Far to the south, Grand Canyon National Park officials are trying to better manage bison on the park's North Rim. Actually, they're trying to get the animals off the park's property on the North Rim.
Well, the grizzlies are awakening in the Northern Rockies, so this quote from Ed Abbey seems pertinent.
A swarm of earthquakes, with one registering a 4.8 magnitude, shuddered parts of Yellowstone National Park on Sunday, with smaller quakes before and after that one reported by seismologists.
While spring in some parks (mostly those in the Rockies, Sierra, and Pacific Northwest) is rightfully described as “mud season,” there are some great early season hikes—and some wonderful camping—to be found across the National Park System. Here’s a rundown of some of the highlights.
The bison management plan that governs how Yellowstone National Park bison are managed when they leave the park could be revised under a proposal Park Service and Montana officials are exploring.
West Yellowstone is one of the smaller gateway towns you’ll find in the National Park System...which isn’t such a bad thing.
Winter had loosened its icy grip on the high country. Faint stirrings from burrows and dens and caves led the young critters into a new world of running water, budding plants, and warm sunshine. Warm weather and life springs abundant.
Three bison were shot and killed inside Yellowstone National Park within the last week, leading park officials Tuesday to ask the public for help in finding the person or persons responsible.
It is March madness in Yellowstone. The weather is warming, the snow is melting, the rivers rising. The bluebirds have come back to town, and every once in awhile one might see a splash of intense blue flitting across the otherwise drab landscape.
Spring. It's a fresh, vibrant season in the National Park System, one of renewal, for the parks’ wildlife, vegetation, and even for human visitors. After long, dark months of cold and snow across much of the system, the arrival of March, April, and May provide greater warmth, daylight, and access in the parks.
Yellowstone National Park bison do roam, and can continue to do so into Montana following a ruling Wednesday by the Montana Supreme Court.
The agencies entrusted with managing federal lands within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are asking the public to help them determine which ecosystem issues should be the focus in the future.
The annual reduction of bison from Yellowstone National Park has ended, with an estimated 600 of the iconic animals removed from the park's herds via hunting or culling.
Spring can't be far off, as grizzly bears are starting to stir in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, a development that hikers, skiers, and snowshoers should take note of.