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4/30/09 Update from the field: Hazing begins: Helicopter harasses bison, grizzlies (by Buffalo Field Campaign)
4/30/09 Yellowstone Northern Range wolf update; April 2009 (by Kathie Lynch in Ralph Maughan's Wildlife News)
4/30/09 Grand Teton to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day (press release by National Park Service)
4/30/09 Brucellosis Action Plan to take effect May 15; testing may be required in seven counties (by Montana Department of Livestock on Montana Stockgrower Blog)
4/30/09 Grizzly Creek Films selects Fujinon Eng lenses for National Geographic Channel film (press release by Grizzly Creek Films in Advanced Imaging Pro)
4/29/09 Driver survives high-speed Yellowstone bison crash to buy Fusion again (press release by Ford Motor Company)--this press release is in poor taste
4/28/09 Public meetings on park road projects scheduled for Red Lodge and Jackson (press release by National Park Service)
4/28/09 Road construction projects to cause traffic delays during 2009 travel season (press release by National Park Service)
4/27/09 Multi-use pathway to open in late may (press release by National Park Service)--in Grand Teton National Park; 8-mile stretch stretching south from South Jenny Lake finally opening soon
4/27/09 April 27th--baby bison and bruiser browns (by Rowan, Firehole Ranch)
4/27/09 Yellowstone receives $14.7 million in stimulus funds for infrastructure improvements (by Yellowstone Insider)
4/26/09 The perfect (snow) storm (by Yellowstoner)--includes links to the pdfs of the new Yellowstone Science (and a separate post about it here); it was an unexpectedly beautiful day
4/23/09 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)--a link posted to the buffalo pictures I took on Horse Butte this past weekend; have gotten many kind responses to it; also, a buffalo killed by a grizzly bear outside the park
4/23/09 Here's mud in your H2O (by Yellowstoner)
4/22/09 Yellowstone to receive nearly $15 million in Recovery Act funds (press release by National Park Service)
4/22/09 Grand Teton NP receives $18.8 million in Recovery Act allocation (press release by National Park Service)
4/20/09 Yellowstone completes Wi-Fi and cell phone plan (press release by National Park Service)--specifically, the page with the documents is here
4/20/09 Yellowstone National Park: No cellphone towers in campgrounds or recommended wilderness, limits on Wi-Fi (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
4/18/09 Interior Department agrees to conduct EIS on gun rules for national parks (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
4/18/09 Mostly gentle (by Yellowstoner)--with video
4/18/09 Another bluebird day in paradise (by Yellowstoner)--with video
4/17/09 15 buffalo killed on US 191--Buffalo Allies of Bozeman signs on to letter to MT Department of Transportation and Highway Patrol (letter by Animal Welfare Institute, Buffalo Allies of Bozeman, Buffalo Field Campaign, Defenders of Wildlife, Gravelbar, Horse Butte Neighbors of Buffalo, The Human Society of the United States, Natural Resources Defense Council, Western Watersheds Project)--sent April 15
4/17/09 Obama Administration agrees to halt rule allowing guns in national parks (press release by Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence)
4/16/09 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)--a sweet thank you for me and my family within this update; I want to thank my friends at the Campaign for all they do! I will see them again on Sunday, hopefully with some buffalo this time
4/16/09 Grand Teton celebrates Junior Ranger Day (press release by National Park Service)
4/16/09 The next Director of the National Park Service will be ... (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)--apparently Jon Jarvis
4/15/09 Public meetings on park road projects scheduled for Billings, Cody, Cooke City, and Gardiner (press release by National Park Service)
4/14/09 Roads to Canyon and Old Faithful open Friday morning (press release by National Park Service)--bummer; only really good weekend day to bike was last Saturday and for a lot of reasons was unable to go
4/14/09 Bears emerge from hibernation in Grand Teton (press release by National Park Service)
4/14/09 Springtime: Roads opening in Yellowstone National Park, bears coming out in Grand Teton National Park (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
4/13/09 Bluegrass & Beyond Buffalo Benefit--April 11 2009--The Pour House (by Buffalo Allies of Bozeman)--pictures from a successful event on Saturday with hundreds of people supporting the buffalo and local artists
4/11/09 Answers to some wolf questions (by Ralph Maughan)
4/10/09 Wyoming gray wolf recovery status report--April 6 through April 10, 2009 (by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
4/10/09 Archived advisory for Fri Apr 10 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)--final avalanche update of the season
4/9/09 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)
4/9/09 Monitoring Yellowstone earthquake swarms (press release by Seismological Society of America in EurekAlert!)
4/8/09 Archived advisory for Wed Apr 8 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
4/6/09 Yellowstone grizzly managers to meet in Bozeman (by Outdoor News Daily)--the Interagency Bison Management Partners are also meeting in Bozeman this Wednesday and Thursday at the FWP office on 19th Ave; here is the published 2008 Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team Report (in pdf)
4/5/09
Archived advisory for Sun Apr 5 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)--for the first time in ages, they won't issue an advisory tomorrow; they say the next one is Wednesday
4/4/09 Archived advisory for Sat Apr 4 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
4/3/09 Wyoming gray wolf recovery status report--March 23 through April 3, 2009 (by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
4/3/09 Hitch in your get-a-long (by Yellowstoner)
4/3/09 Archived advisory for Fri Apr 3 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
4/2/09 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)--even more buffalo at Horse Butte; so far so good--I'm going out there on Sunday
4/2/09 Yellowstone reports drop in winter visitation (press release by National Park Service)
4/2/09 Archived advisory for Thu Apr 2 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
4/1/09 Wolves back in the crosshairs after Salazar decision to remove federal protection in the Northern Rockies (press release by Defenders of Wildlife)
4/1/09 Conservation groups bring wolf fight back into court: NRDC and twelve groups fight decision to remove Northern Rocky Mountain wolves from endangered species list (press release by Natural Resources Defense Council)
4/1/09 Michelin teams with Yellowstone Park Foundation for environmental stewardship program: Michelin named the Official Tire of the Yellowstone Park Foundation (press release by Michelin in PR Newswire)--who would have guessed the Yellowstone Park Foundation had an "Official Tire"?
4/1/09 Public meetings on road projects scheduled for Bozeman and West Yellowstone (press release by National Park Service)
4/1/09 Ranger-led activities scheduled for April (press release by National Park Service)--Grand Teton
4/1/09 Bison herd moved out of Yellowstone (by Sean Reichard Yellowstone Insider)--meaning the quarantined bison at Corwin Springs
4/1/09 Archived advisory for Wed Apr 1 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
 
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4/29/09 My grandfather on my mother's side (my papou) died late this evening in suburban Cleveland after a stroke and a lengthy illness. John Karris was beloved by me and by all of us in his family. A Greek immigrant at the age of 10 in a story right out of The Godfather; he lived the last 75 years of his life in the Cleveland area. My grandmother (yia-yia) survives him. We were very close, just as I was with the deaths in recent years of both grandparents on my father's side. I will be flying to Cleveland soon - not sure when the funeral will be yet. I expect I'll be able to update the paper from afar, though my heart will be with my family and remembering my papou. Papou once visited Yellowstone; I am happy for that.
4/30/09 Livestock disease testing to start May 15 (AP story in KPAX--MT)
4/30/09 Elk with brucellosis slaughtered for safety; conservation groups don't like it (by WBIR--TN)--unusual to see this kind of article here
4/30/09 Winter closures set to lift; park opening roads (by Jackson Hole News and Guide)
4/30/09 Tribes hold ceremonial bison hunt on refuge (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
4/29/09 East Entrance opens (by Cody Enterprise)
4/29/09 'Antelope Alley'--historic crossing holds obstacles (by Joy Ufford Sublette Examiner--WY)
4/29/09 Elk Refuge plans to irrigate 5,500-plus acres: Critics want funds spent on transitioning wapiti to native range, not on growing more forage (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)--a criticism I was suggesting by my remark to yesterday's story
4/28/09 Refuge, hatchery get $3.5 million stimulus (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)--irrigation to increase natural forage; ummm ... ok?
4/28/09 Meetings set for YNP road projects (by Montana's News Station)
4/27/09 Madison Valley's famed Sun Ranch on the block: After original plan to sell homesites on the convservation property falters, owner Roger Lang decides to free up capital for other ranch purchases (by Jonathan Weber New West)--this is an important ranch with a lot of wildlife migration; however, one of the problem with this approach of protecting habitat is perhaps inherent in the owner's business model, which is in the article subtitle
4/27/09 Fisherman's body found in Palisades Reservoir (by Jackson Hole News and Guide)--on Snake River in Idaho
4/25/09 FAA: 38 bird strikes in JH (by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. Jackson Hole News and Guide)--2.7 bird strikes a year from planes landing in Grand Teton NP
4/25/09 Winter ranges remain off-limits until May 1 (by Jackson Hole News and Guide)--in Bridger-Teton NF
4/24/09 Group wants to buy bear-proof bins (AP story in Montana's News Station)
4/24/09 State biologist pleads guilty to hunt violation (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
4/23/09 Yellowstone Park plans new water treatment plant at Madison (by Camden Easterling Livingston Enterprise)--11th story
4/23/09 Brucellosis designation looms over region's cattle producers: Classifying Yellowstone area as high-risk zone could make sales more difficult (by Dave Wilkins Capital Press--OR)
4/23/09 The farthest point (by Joseph Rose The Oregonian)--yes, the farthest point from a road in the lower 48 is in Yellowstone and isn't very far
4/23/09 Stimulus funding announced for parks: Yellowstone Park to get $14.7M for wastewater treatment plant (by Brett French Billings Gazette)--money for this has been talked about for many years; now, here it is
4/23/09 Shoshone forest revamps management plan: Public comments sought on document, due to replace '86 version (by Ruffin Prevost Billings Gazette)
4/23/09 Doug & Andrea Peacock on Montana's grizzly bears, the late Edward Abbey and the fight to save the wilderness (interview by Amy Goodman Democracy Now of Doug and Andrea Peacock)--with video; Amy Goodman was in Bozeman last night promoting a book; if you don't know about Democracy Now, check it out; I've had activist disappointment in being canceled on by Amy Goodman for bogus reasons, but her show is still one of the best alternative news sources around
4/23/09 Parks recieve $33.5 million (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
4/23/09 National parks get stimulus help (by Joan Barron Casper Star-Tribune)
4/22/09 National parks get $750M for backlogged projects (by Brodie Farquhar Wyoming Business Report)
4/22/09 ATV, motorbike rules to go into effect soon: Plan will limit off-highway vehicle access for those hunting antlers in Gros Ventre River drainage this spring, Bridger-Teton official says (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
4/22/09 YNP to get nearly $15M in Recovery Act funds (by Montana's News Station)--with video
4/22/09 National parks to get $750 million today (by Andrea Stone USA Today)
4/22/09 $750 Million for 750 national parks restoration projects (by Environment News Service)
4/21/09 House holds hearing on Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act: With lots of support, but none from local delegations, NREPA backers remain optimistic; will it make it out of committee this time? (by Bill Schneider New West)
4/21/09 Bloody weekend claims 15 bison (by Brennan Sang West Yellowstone News)--reports to me are that bison are again moving off of Horse Butte; they are crossing the roads ... still no significant changes to the signage (4/22 - signs changed at least to mention buffalo deaths on road)
4/21/09 Yellowstone adjusts cell tower plans (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
4/21/09 Park wireless plan set (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
4/21/09 Yellowstone plan covers cell phones, Wi-Fi (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
4/21/09 Public outcry keeps cell towers out of Yellowstone historic areas (by Leslie Stratmoen KTOW/KTAK--WY)
4/20/09 River cleanup hauls in the trash (by Matt Dettori Livingston Enterprise)--12th story; Yellowstone River, flowing down from Yellowstone
4/20/09 American white pelicans vs. Yellowstone cutthroat trout; public comments being taken (by Tammy Scardino KPVI--ID)--Idaho wants to cut the pelican population in half; they aren't as economical as the fishing industry
4/19/09 Officials hope tourism stays strong (AP story in Billings Gazette)
4/18/09 Yellowstone wolf dies in Colorado: Wandering wolves could repopulate Colorado in coming years, experts say (by Bob Berwyn Summit Daily News--CO)
4/18/09 YAI offers photo classes in Yellowstone (by BoZone--MT)
4/18/09 No guns in parks--for now (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
4/17/09 Grizzlies killed in record numbers: Lack of food pushes habitat away from park (AP story in Billings Gazette)
4/17/09 Wyoming brucellosis group examines federal proposal: 'Elimination zone' around Yellowstone area receives mixed reviews (by Ruffin Prevost Billings Gazette)--when are they going to learn that you will never rid yourselves of brucellosis in Greater Yellowstone; you would have to kill all the wildlife over several species; policy must begin with that starting point
4/17/09 Wyoming county to sue feds over wolf rule (AP story in Billings Gazette)--Park County, home to Cody
4/16/09 15 bison die in 3 collisions close to park (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
4/16/09 Weekend collisions kill 15 Yellowstone bison (by Jessica Mayrer Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
4/16/09 Free airport shuttle during runway closure (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)--affects those flying to Grand Teton
4/16/09 Yellowstone wolf found dead in northwest Colorado (AP story in The Salt Lake Tribune)--cause of death still being investigated
4/15/09 Long wandering wolf found dead: Thousand-mile trek ends in death for lone wolf (by David Frey New West)--very sad; lots of articles in the archives in the past year about this wolf
4/15/09 Federal officials find Yellowstone wolf dead in northwest Colorado (by Dave Buchanan The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel--CO)
4/15/09 Some park roads open this weekend (by Billings Gazette)
4/15/09 Panels divide over Shoshone logging plans (by Ruffin Prevost Billings Gazette)
4/15/09 National Elk Refuge stops winter feeding (by Billings Gazette)--when you see the numbers in this short article, you wonder how such animals can be called wild
4/14/09 Experts: Moose in park area hard to find, count (by Matt Dettori Livingston Enterprise)--9th story
4/14/09 Environmental group hires executive (AP story in KPAX--MT)--previous executive returns to Greater Yellowstone Coalition; wonder if new executive director has something to do with group's change of heart on wolf delisting
4/14/09 Brucellosis topic of discussion (by Joan Barron Casper Star-Tribune)
4/13/09 Coalition sues to delist wolves (by Cody Enterprise)
4/13/09 Paradise Valley lake holds clues to region's last ice age (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
4/13/09 'Permit outlaw' banned (by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. Jackson Hole News and Guide)
4/12/09 Will Wyo get federal wolf funds? (by Jeff Gearino Casper Star-Tribune)
4/11/09 Study to research effect of climate change on denning (by Karl Puckett Great Falls Tribune)
4/11/09 Where are all the grizzly bears? (by Karl Puckett Great Falls Tribune)
4/11/09 Grand Teton visits for 2008-09 winter down (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)--but only slightly
4/10/09 Wolf lawsuits grow (by Jeff Gearino Casper Star-Tribune)
4/10/09 UW project allows 'producers to help producers' manage brucellosis (by Sue Roesler The Prairie Star--MT)
4/10/09 Geotourism map highlights Yellowstone's treasures (by Brennan Sang West Yellowstone News)
4/10/09 Livestock, hunting groups suing over wolves (AP story in The Salt Lake Tribune)
4/10/09 Airport to close for week (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)--could definitely affect Grand Teton NP travel plans for some of you
4/9/09 37 griz killings spark worry (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
4/9/09 New wolf pack found in Gros Ventre area (by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. Jackson Hole News and Guide)
4/9/09 Region's snowpack above normal (by Lorna Thackeray Billings Gazette)
4/9/09 Bridger-Teton workers sponsor scholarship (by Billings Gazette)
4/8/09 Anger over wolf management erupts: Foes of Canis lupus threaten 'grassroots uprising' if delisting delayed (by Jason Kauffman Idaho Mountain Express and Guide)
4/8/09 Feds ready to implement river protections: Public won't notice many changes from Wild and Scenic law (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
4/7/09 Gray wolves scheduled to lose federal endangered species protection next month (by Lindsay Barnett Los Angeles Times)
4/7/09 Idaho, Cody wolves 'pair' (by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. Jackson Hole News and Guide)--possibly important development that could hinder lawsuits to re-list wolves
4/7/09 Work to resume on Hebgen Lake intake tower as water rises (by Jessica Mayrer Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
4/6/09 Yellowstone visitation down (by Sarah Gravlee KULR--MT)--with video
4/5/09 A trip into the Thorofare (by Mary Pickett Billings Gazette)
4/5/09 Tucked away in Thorofare: Remote cabin provided base for game wardens, research (by Mary Pickett Billings Gazette)
4/5/09 Flowers at Yellowstone National Park topic of Garden Club talk: For the past three years Loucinda Simonson has spent her summers working at and investigating the property at the national park (by Foster Folly News--FL)
4/4/09 Little pika, big issue (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
4/4/09 Brucellosis testing legislation tabled (by Billings Gazette)--been a mixed bag for wildlife in Montana's legislature; this is a victory
4/4/09 Snowpack close to average going into spring (by Jessica Mayrer Bozeman Daily Chronicle)--a very cold and wet, then very dry and mild, then very wet winter has led to average snowpack
4/3/09 Winter business tough in West Yellowstone (by Brennan Sang West Yellowstone News)
4/3/09 Park to discuss summer with Island Parks' chamber (by Island Park News--ID)
4/3/09 Enviro group says it will sue over wolf decision (AP story in KIVI--ID)--Greater Yellowstone Coalition had previously supported wolf delisting; here is a pdf of their press release
4/3/09 Winter visits to Yellowstone decline by 13%: Economy, late snowfall seen as likely reasons; few using Sylvan Pass (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
4/3/09 Yellowstone visits drop; summer bookings down (by Cory Hatch and the AP Jackson Hole News and Guide)
4/3/09 Travel delays loom at Yellowstone (by Billings Gazette)
4/3/09 Wyo: Science supports wolf delisting (by Joan Barron Casper Star-Tribune)
4/3/09 Sourdough Tailhead parking plans parked for now (by Jodi Hausen Bozeman Daily Chronicle)--I can attest that it's a mess there on this popular dog and skiing trail into the Gallatin National Forest
4/3/09 Sourdough Canyon Tailhead thefts ongoing problem (by Jodi Hausen Bozeman Daily Chronicle)--maybe people can steal my empty water bottles
4/3/09 Range Riders Camp supports coexistence of wolves and livestock (by West Yellowstone News)
4/2/09 Fewer tourists visit Yellowstone NP (by Montana's News Station)--with video
4/2/09 Gray wolf delisting formalized (by Karl Puckett Great Falls Tribune)
4/2/09 Wolf lawsuits coming (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)--is that news, or would it be news if a lawsuit didn't come?
4/2/09 Feds propose delisting wolves, except in Wyo (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)--pdf of the rule in the Federal Register
4/2/09 Visitor bookings at park behind '08: 'Flat is the new up' as drop in tourism appears probable (by Ruffin Prevost Billings Gazette)--hope this means a quiet visit when my sister visits in May
4/2/09 Tourism expected to dip, but industry optimistic (by Daniel Person Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
4/2/09 Michelin to help Yellowstone vehicles reach peak efficiency: Partnership will put energy-saving tires on park's fleet to save fuel (by Jenny Munro The Greenville News--SC)
4/2/09 Reid honored for establishing national park (by Samuel Rubenfeld The Hill)
4/1/09 New wolf rule will be published Thursday, environmentalists say they'll sue (by Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman)
4/1/09 A huge milestone: But advocates for Wyoming Range, Snake River protection say battle is not over yet (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
4/1/09 Greater Yellowstone 'geotourism' map released (by Daniel Person Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
 
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4/30/09 Ten cool things for kids in Yellowstone National Park (by Phil Corless UpTake Vacations Blog)
4/30/09 The orphan road (by Leslie)
4/30/09 Driver nails bison, totals Fusion, buys another from Ford (by AutomoBlog)--I think it's sad that Ford is marketing its car as the one to get to survive bison accidents
4/30/09 ANPW--Yellowstone area--day 1 (by Aperture Nature Photography Workshops)
4/30/09 Yellowstone National Park adopts development plan for wireless services (by David L. Snyder, Snyder & Snyder, LLP)
4/30/09 I wish my best friend were as cool as Brutus: Expedition Grizzly (by Christie Lynn)
4/29/09 Fishing essentials (by Yellowstoner)
4/29/09 Pine beetles ATTACK! (by Brigid Mander Planet Jackson Hole)
4/28/09 Bison tales (by Beth Pratt)--with video
4/28/09 Sunday, the 26th we decided to go to West Yellowstone ... (by Jerry Slavey)
4/28/09 Yellowstone under snail siege: The invasive New Zealand mud snail threatens local fish populations in national parks (by Ted Alvarez Backpacker Magazine)--with video
4/28/09 A dream opportunity (by Yellowstoner)--great satirical commentary on the sale of Sun Ranch mentioned in today's news; when you hear about conservation easements and how great they are, do your research ... they are not at all what they appear to be, and the business model of the Sun Ranch is a great example of it in practice
4/28/09 Return of the Wild: A wolf tale with a different twist (film review by Louisa Wilcox, Natural Resources Defense Council)
4/28/09 Gear-jamming in Yellowstone, part I (by polemicscat)
4/28/09 Kicked out of Yellowstone, again (by Wendy)--not really; just too cold to camp for the gear they have ... interesting occasionally to share the blogs of people as they write about their Yellowstone travel considerations
4/28/09 Lost cat, dog on journey die immediately (by The Onion)--satire, of course, though this calls to mind last year when a cat actually did survive a long odyssey after being lost in Yellowstone
4/27/09 Cell phones in the backcountry (by davepidgeon)
4/26/09 Chief Standing Bear and Grandpa (by Leslie)
4/26/09 Yellowstone (by Jerry Slavey)
4/25/09 The curse of cell phones (by Steve Fagin The Day--CT)
4/24/09 Park Service scores with wireless plan (by Casper Star-Tribune)
4/24/09 Yellowstone bans cell phones (by Sean Brander Outside Magazine)--inaccurate headline; if anything, coverage is expanding
4/24/09 Women who run with wolves (by Beth Pratt)--with video
4/24/09 Hayduke lives!! (by West Raven)
4/24/09 W.D. Wetherell's Yellowstone Autumn: Novelist W.D. Wetherell spends his 55th birthday in Yellowstone National Park (book review by Jenny Shank New West)
4/23/09 USDA can't wash its hands of brucellosis (by Casper Star-Tribune)--the worry that APHIS might wash its hands of brucellosis bashed here is precisely the hope of a lot of us who are tired of the persecution of wildlife in preference of livestock interests over what I've called the red herring of brucellosis (a red herring because the real issue is control of grass)
4/23/09 Yellowstone holds the phone: Yellowstone National Park's new cell and wifi plan blocks coverage in sensitive areas (by Ted Alvarez Backpacker Magazine)--with video; apparently modernized "historic" hotels are "sensitive" areas
4/23/09 Will the wolf survive (by tparkerphoto)
4/22/09 Getting to know my neighborhood at twilight (by Leslie)
4/22/09 Bison killed near West Yellowstone (by Mack's Inn Resort)--good to see community putting out the word; we need more of this--by the way, the signs have finally changed alerting people to buffalo deaths as they travel on US 191
4/21/09 Bison hard to see at night (by Jesse Moss in West Yellowstone News)
4/21/09 Grizzly news in Yellowstone (by Greg L Johnson)
4/21/09 Park gun rule change isn't about self-defense (by Casper Star-Tribune)
4/20/09 Wireless in the wilderness: It's slightly less controversial than guns in national parks, but park officials--and particularly those in Yellowstone--have been dealing with another thorny issue: how to keep up with technology and keep the character of the park; bottom line, here come the cell phones (by Joan McCarter New West)--though as she points out, they are already there
4/20/09 The bobcat (by Leslie)
4/20/09 Wolves! (by Bill and Cap)
4/20/09 Yellowstone, April 18th - 19th (by Dave M. Shumway)
4/19/09 New hopes for environment under Democratic rule (by Tucson Citizen)--several Yellowstone issues raised
4/19/09 Google Earth reveals road (by Yellowstoner)--very interesting on the new construction between Norris and Madison
4/18/09 Rising temps threaten national park system: Global warming / rising temps threaten national park system (by Daniel B. Wood Christian Science Monitor in Chicago Sun-Times)
4/18/09 Why national parks are a great value (by Marilyn Crain Examiner)--I've avoided posting most articles recently of this type, which have been advertisements for Xanterra (operator of Yellowstone National Park Lodges) masquerading as news articles (there have been several in recent weeks); I thought I should post an example of it.
4/17/09 April 17th--the road to Yellowstone opens today!!! (by Rowan, Firehole Ranch)
4/17/09 Wolves ruling harmful (by Dr. Michael Fox Agweek)
4/17/09 National Geographic's new geotourism MapGuide of Yellowstone and Grand Teton--it's free (by Jim Burnett National Parks Traveler)
4/16/09 Wolves" 'Develop co-existence strategies' (by David Cherney Daily Camera--CO)
4/16/09 Yellowstone (poem by Alex Addicott Twisted Highway)
4/15/09 Delisting isn't based on sound science (by Ken Fischman, Northern Rockies Wolf Group, and Nancy Gilliam, Model Forest Policy Program, in Idaho Statesman)
4/15/09 A-P-R-I-L 15 ... (by Lisa)--like other years, I'll follow worker blogs with special interest ... will be interesting to see if the blogging tapers off with time as it has in other years
4/15/09 Broad-based Wolf Coalition serves notice of intent to file civil suit (by Tom Remington)--with audio
4/15/09 What the latest on search for new National Park Service Director? No one's saying (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
4/15/09 Wolf litigation will be lengthy, expensive (by Casper Star-Tribune)
4/15/09 Delist wolves? Not so fast (by Clay Evans Daily Camera--CO)
4/14/09 March of the bison (by Beth Pratt)--with video
4/14/09 Warning: Bison migration across US 191 north of West Yellowstone! (by Ralph Maughan)
4/14/09 Yellowstone and Southern Montana weather: Back to winter and a look at late spring (by Mark Chi Wulff)
4/14/09 My kind of Wyoming (by Leslie)
4/13/09 Mongolian Lamas visit Yellowstone Park (by Larry Stanley)
4/13/09 Bear spray mandatory for hunters in grizzly country? (by Dave Smith)
4/13/09 Are Yellowstone National Park's grizzlies changing denning habits due to climate change? (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
4/13/09 Kelly Burgess (by Lindsay Barnett Los Angeles Times)
4/12/09 The wikiup (by Leslie)
4/12/09 Visit Yellowstone this summer minus the crowds (by Jamie Rhein Gadling)--my hunch is that it will still seem crowded and that articles like this will only ensure it
4/11/09 Where's the happiness? (by Barb)--ranger accepts position at Yellowstone National Park
4/11/09 Yellowstone and the Snowmobile: Locking Horns over National Park Use (book review by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
4/11/09 Brucellosis research needs funds (by Frank Galey, University of Wyoming, in Casper Star-Tribune)--more interesting would be a study of why buffalo and cows co-mingling in Grand Teton National Park have never given each other the disease
4/10/09 Wolf battles heat up yet again; expect a summer of lawsuits (by Yellowstone Insider)
4/10/09 Missed coming out this year (by Chip Young in West Yellowstone News)
4/10/09 Yellowstone National Park (by Weird Awakening)
4/10/09 Grizzly and mud (by Leslie)
4/9/09 Time to manage Montana wolves (by Helena Independent Record)
4/9/09 10 reasons to not let the upcoming Madison Junction to Norris road closure in YNP get under your skin (by Mark Chi Wulff)--this is the new site that was Best Fly Fishing Yellowstone.com
4/9/09 Yellowstone, Lamar Valley, day 3 (by Bob Welch)
4/9/09 Can government scientists save the planet by nuking Yellowstone National Park to halt global warming? (by Mike Adams NaturalNews)--article not actually about Yellowstone but about an apparently proposed idea to stop global warming by polluting the atmosphere
4/8/09 Isle Royale wolves' inbreeding spells caution for Northern Rockies wolves (by Matt Skoglund, Natural Resources Defense Council)--Matt was also at Buffalo Field Campaign this weekend exploring Horse Butte
4/8/09 Wolf delisting: The neverending story (by Bill Schneider Flathead Beacon)
4/8/09 The mess at Interior (by PZ Myers)
4/7/09 Yellowstone icons: The Roosevelt Arch (by Sean Reichard Yellowstone Insider)
4/7/09 We're in Yellowstone! (by Bill and Cap)
4/6/09 Wolf management will stay in courts for years (by Richard Reeder Cody Enterprise)
4/6/09 Wonderland despoiled (by Yellowstoner)
4/6/09 Yellowstone, Hayden Valley & buffalo (by Bob Welch)--with videos
4/5/09 The green tortoise part XVI (by Linda)--reporting from last summer trip; none too happy with the Rainbow Gathering
4/4/09 The First Peoples here (by Leslie)
4/4/09 Crapo introduces bill to codiy national park gun rule: Gun politics is getting very interesting; will Congress record a vote on guns in national parks? Will the President sign it? (by Bill Schneider New West)
4/3/09 The wolf issue, through my eyes ... (by Wade the Rascal)
4/3/09 Ranger Smith's new tires (by Yellowstoner)
4/3/09 Wolf studies (art by Shirl)
4/3/09 Is winter in Yellowstone National Park losing its allure? (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
4/2/09 The elk and the Artemisia (by Leslie)
4/2/09 Paucity of East Entrance visits reopens debate on winter plan (by Yellowstone Insider)
4/2/09 Protected species (by Eric B.)--starting from this sort of Alston Chase Playing God in Yellowstone point seems to lead people on both the left and the right to draw their own wildly different conclusions
4/1/09 East gate numbers will rebound in time (by Bruce McCormack Cody Enterprise)
4/1/09 It's official: Spring has arrived ... (by Michael Leach, Yellowstone Country Guardians)--in Bozeman, I call spring Winter II
4/1/09 Who's stalking who? (by Hobi Hare)
4/1/09 Yellowstone for sale (by Ted Alvarez Backpacker Magazine)--another joke, though this one over the years has been less funny as things for awhile became increasingly privatized
4/1/09 Eruption at Yellowstone Lake (by Dr. Erik Klemetti Eruptions)--what day is today?

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