Yellowstone National Park

Bear Watching Mayhem In Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Bears in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks have been in the news a bit this summer, both because of their behavior and the behavior of tourists watching the bears. The following column, which Todd Wilkinson posted on his Wildlife Art Journal site the other day, will have you scratching your head over how there haven't been more bear-human incidents this summer.

Barrage Of Lightning Strikes Spawns Six Fires Across Yellowstone National Park

A barrage of lightning strikes -- nearly 700 in a 24-hour period -- has ignited six wildfires in Yellowstone National Park, though none are more than one acre in size.

Hiker Found Dead In Yellowstone National Park

An investigation was continuing Saturday into the death of a hiker whose body was found in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park.

Small Fires Burning In Yellowstone National Park's Backcountry

After a wet spring, summer has gotten increasingly drier in the Rocky Mountains, and in Yellowstone National Park that has boosted fire danger and sparked some fires. On Thursday alone five new blazes were spotted in the park.

How Many Bison in Yellowstone National Park?

The winter of 2010-2011 was considerably snowier than usual across much of the West, but how did that affect animals such as the bison in Yellowstone National Park? Scientists have released the results from the park's annual summer bison population, and it offers some answers.
Trains of Discovery: Railroads and the Legacy of Our National Parks For years I've been searching for railroad memorabilia tied to the national parks: Posters, luggage stickers, calendars, even timetables from the Northern Pacific, Great Northern Railway, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific.

The Million Club: National Parks That Had More Than A Million Visits in 2010

Crown jewels like Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite get huge numbers of visitors, but most of the Million Club's heavy lifters don't even have National Park as part of their name.

Are Hunters Good Wildlife Stewards When It Comes To Wolves? Not According To This Study

A new study likely to be controversial in some quarters suggests that hunters are not especially good wildlife stewards when the wildlife in question are wolves.

Lend A Hand At Yellowstone National Park On Public Lands Day

Looking for an excuse to visit Yellowstone National Park this fall? Consider lending a hand in the park during Public Lands Day on September 24.

Snowcoach Operator Ahead Of The Curve At Yellowstone National Park

While Yellowstone National Park officials are going to be requiring much cleaner snowcoaches in the not-to-distant future, one operator has gone ahead and made the move to the cleaner technology.
The Birth of the National Park Service: The Founding Years, 1913-33 (Institute of the American West books) This is a book I wish I had read many years ago. Told by Horace M. Albright not long before his death, it’s a recounting of the establishment years of the National Park Service told by one of the two men who literally created it and rightfully became legends in its history.

Where Can You Enjoy The Best Wildlife Experiences In the National Park System?

Here at the Traveler we put our heads together to come up with a list of where best to watch wildlife in the National Park System. We're sure you can help us grow this list.

End-of-Season Lodging Deals Yours For The Asking At Yellowstone, Grand Canyon National Parks

With summer's end surprisingly near, lodging rates are dropping at Yellowstone and Grand Canyon national parks, with some rooms available for as little as $59 a night.

Interior, Wyoming Officials Reach Agreement On Hunting Wolves; Critics Say It Will Be Devastating

An agreement reached by officials from the Interior Department and the state of Wyoming, if allowed to stand, would make Yellowstone National Park a sanctuary for wolves. Most elsewhere in the state the animals could be shot on sight under the plan.

Grizzly Bear That Charged Man in Yellowstone National Put Down By Rangers

A 4-year-old grizzly bear was put down at Yellowstone National Park for a growing history of habituation to humans that was capped when he charged a man along the northern edge of Yellowstone Lake.

What Do Bears And Wolves In Yellowstone National Park Do When No One's Watching?

How do grizzly bears and wolves in Yellowstone Nationa Park carry on when they don't think anyone is watching? Well, as these pictures show, they're not going after each other tooth and claw.

Reader Participation Day: Would You Stop Donating To the Parks If You Lost the Tax Deduction?

Would you still contribute to charitable organizations such as the National Park Foundation and park friends groups if you couldn't deduct the donation on your income taxes?

Study Predicts New Wildlife Regime Will Change Face of Yellowstone National Park

A new report predicts that the regime of wildfire in the Northern Rockies will change the face of Yellowstone National Park by mid-century.

Got A 'Droid? Download Chimani's National Parks App ... For Free!

OK all you Droid owners, now's the time for you to add a national park app to your phone...for free!

OMB Asked To Review Yellowstone National Park's Winter-Use Plan

Can the National Park Service, which has a staggering maintenance backlog and shortage of curatorial staff and facilities, afford to spend roughly $700 per visitor to keep Yellowstone National Park's Sylvan Pass open in the winter for snowmobilers? That question is being posed to the Office of Management and Budget.

National Park Road Trip 2011: Yellowstone National Park Lodges, Part III

Before leaving the Rocky Mountain West, David and Kay Scott made one last swing through Yellowstone National Park to inspect the lodging possibilities at Lake and Grant Village for an update to their book, The Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges.

National Park Road Trip 2011: The Lodges of Old Faithful In Yellowstone National Park

David and Kay Scott have returned to Yellowstone National Park for a stay at Old Faithful, where they sampled the options available to update their book, The Complete Guide To The National Park Lodges

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Agrees Whitebark Pines Need Help From Climate Change, But Will Have To Wait

Whitebark pine trees, a foundation species that grows high in the upper reaches of parks such as Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Glacier, Yosemite, and Kings Canyon, is in need of Endangered Species Act protection from climate change, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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Chimani's Library Of National Park Apps Continues To Grow

Chimani continues to grow its library of national park apps for iPhones and Droids.

Traveler's View: Yellowstone National Park's Winter-Use Plan Needs Some Tweaking

Yellowstone National Park's latest attempt to devise a reasonable, and manageable, winter-use plan needs some substantial tweaks.

National Park Quiz 96: Ringer V

Nine of the first ten questions in this quiz are true. Can you tell which one is false? You might want to try the two bonus questions too.

Reader Participation Day: Do National Parks Provide Ample Wildlife Warnings to Visitors?

In the wake of last week's fatal grizzly bear attack in Yellowstone National Park, and last fall's fatal goring by a mountain goat of a hiker in Olympic National Park, are park officials doing enough to educate visitors on wildlife?

Time Magazine Reroutes Yellowstone River...Or Did It Move the National Park?

In its latest edition Time magazine somehow rerouted the Yellowstone River nearly 180 miles, or moved Yellowstone National Park the same distance, in mentioning an oil pipeline leak.

National Park Road Trip 2011: The Lodges Of Yellowstone National Park, Part 1

As the summer wears on, David and Kay Scott find themselves in Yellowstone National Park to tour the park's lodging options for an update to their book, The Complete Guide To the National Park Lodges.

Man Killed By Grizzly In Yellowstone National Park Identified, Board of Review To Be Convened

Yellowstone National Park officials on Thursday identified the victim of a grizzly bear attack as a 57-year-old Torrence, California, man, and adjusted some of the details of the attack.
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