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.

Reader Participation Day: Visit Wyoming's National Parks, or Those in Washington State?

It was quite a battle last week when we asked whether you would rather visit Utah's national parks or those in California. Well, here's another head-scratcher: Would you first head to Wyoming and Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, or Washington State with Olympic, North Cascades, and Mount Rainier national parks?

John Wessels Appointed Director of National Park Service's Intermountain Region

John Wessels, who has served as the National Park Service’s Intermountain Region associate director for administration, business and technology since 2004, has been named director of the region, the largest in the agency.

Grand Teton National Park Rangers Investigating Death of College Student Who Fell From Middle Teton

A young woman who had summited Middle Teton in Grand Teton National Park somehow became separated from her partner on the way down and fell 80 feet to her death, according to park officials.

Yellowstone National Park Officials Offer Six -- 6 -- Alternatives For Winter-Use Plan

Yellowstone National Park officials, obviously looking to show some flexibility, are offering six alternatives for how best to manage winter-use in the park, ranging from plowing roads and phasing out snowmobiles in lieu of snowcoaches to completely banning over-the-snow travel.

One Dead, 16 Injured Following Lightning From Thunderstorm in Grand Teton National Park

Climbing the Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park never is easy. Snow conditions can create problems, being exposed is daunting for some, and for others just the impact of climbing above 12,000 feet can be a problem if they're not properly acclimated. Weather conditions are a wild card, and this week 17 climbers encountered that issue, one fatally.

Road Construction Will Cause Minor Delays Through September in Grand Teton National Park

With long, harsh winters, and short, gorgeous summers, it's a fact of construction life in the Rockies that most road work coincides with summer vacations. And, unfortunately, that's the case in Grand Teton National Park, where a number of necessary projects could delay your travels through the park.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Agrees Whitebark Pine Trees Might Need ESA Protection

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials announced Tuesday that the agency will take a closer look at whether whitebark pine trees, a key food source for some grizzly bear populations as well as birds and squirrels, need protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Cathedral Fire in Grand Teton National Park Fully Contained

A fire of suspicious origins that grew to nearly 50 acres has been fully contained in Grand Teton National Park, officials said Sunday.