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12/30/06 Yellowstone National Park wolf field notes Dec. 20-29, 2006 (by Kathie Lynch in Ralph Maughan's Wildlife News)
12/30/06 Home from the sea (by Yellowstoner)
12/28/06 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)
12/25/06 Re-design of my Yellowstone Web site (by
Jim Macdonald The Magic of Yellowstone)--how I spent my Christmas; also my blog is now within this Web site and not on blogspot; it's now here at this link
12/22/06 Researchers use Yellowstone to explore effects of elevated CO2 on vegetation (press release by University of Wyoming)
12/21/06 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)
12/21/06 First big-game hunt lands record elk for Linden brothers (by Arnie Hiway 200 and Other Notes)
12/18/06 Storm knocks out Yellowstone power (by Kurt Repanshek)
12/15/06 Ed Bangs comments on possible Wyoming wolf deal (by Ralph Maughan)
12/14/06 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)--one more bison killed; 8 in the canned hunt, 10 overall this season
12/14/06 Plague found in Jackson-area mountain lions (press release by University of Wyoming)
12/13/06 Judge rejects road plan for grizzly bear habitat: Road concentration harming bears in Montana and Idaho (press release by Earthjustice)
12/12/06 Environmental protections and public input removed from national forest management planning (press release by Defenders of Wildlife)
12/12/06 Special update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)--special in terms of date, I suppose. This is mostly about a fundraiser.
12/7/06 From hot springs to rice farms, scientists reveal new insights into the secret lives of archaea (press release by Stanford University)
12/7/06 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)
12/5/06 New study says money does grow on trees--near national parks: Parks group says good economic news belies need for more funding (press release by National Parks Conservation Association)--and money always has been the first object of the founders of the national parks; that's why the Northern Pacific Railroad pushed so hard for Yellowstone's creation in the first place. Here is the pdf of the full report
12/4/06 Letter to Members of Congress on Yellowstone snowmobiles (by The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees)
12/1/06 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service makes another 2006 wolf pop. estimate (by Ralph Maughan)
  12/31/06 Wyo targets wolf packs (by Whitney Royster Casper Star-Tribune)--but wants the feds to eliminate 16 packs before taking over
12/30/06 Top stories of 2006: Tester's victory made splash: His defeat of Burns was state's top story; fires came in No. 2 (AP story in Billings Gazette)--possible grizzly delisting 10th
12/30/06 Jackson Hole roadkill mounts (by Whitney Royster Casper Star-Tribune)
12/30/06 Disease spreads east of Sundance, to Muddy Gap (by Brodie Farquhar Casper Star-Tribune)--though so far not further west toward Yellowstone
12/30/06 Montana avalanche kills Minnesotan (AP story in Pioneer Press--MN)--near West Yellowstone
12/29/06 Status of gray wolf recovery, 12/15/06 to 12/29/06 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
12/29/06 Idaho rail buff promotes 'long shot' tourist train to Yellowstone (AP story in KXLY--ID)
12/28/06 Muzzle wolf official? (by Whitney Royster Casper Star-Tribune)
12/28/06 Plane noise steady as airport gets busier: Stage III aircraft engines quieter, more common (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)--the AP also picked this one up
12/28/06 Park is a crystal ball for CO2 emissions: Yellowstone researchers study plants near vents for insight into future of life on earth (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)--the AP has also picked this one up and has had wide circulation
12/28/06 President worked as park ranger (AP story in Star-Telegram--TX)--See a list of the 18 sites that Ford added to NPS bureaucracy on Kurt Repanshek's blog
12/28/06 Ford had local ties to state (by Becky Orr Wyoming Tribune-Eagle)
12/27/06 Gerald R. Ford: Park Ranger, 38th President of the United States (by National Park Service)
12/27/06 S.D. no longer requiring brucellosis tests for Wyoming cattle (by Rapid City Journal)
12/27/06 Snowcoach visits nearly match snowmobiles (by Brodie Farquhar Casper Star-Tribune)
12/27/06 38th President Gerald Ford dead at 93 (by USA Today in WZZM--MI)--Ford in college worked a summer as a ranger in Yellowstone
12/27/06 Yellowstone East Entrance road opens (by Michael Pearlman Jackson Hole News & Guide)
12/26/06 For outdoor winter recreation, Togwotee Pass is middle of the fun (AP story in Billings Gazette)
12/26/06 Some animals already deep in hibernation cycle (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
12/26/06 PBS to feature Montana scientists who research Yellowstone viruses (AP story in Deseret News--UT)
12/26/06 In seven months as governor, Risch championed environment (AP story in Times-News--ID)
12/25/06 East Entrance to Yellowstone reopens (by Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)--Merry Christmas present
12/25/06 Museum thief a step ahead during decades-long spree: Changing identities, ailing man amassed collectibles and guns (by Sara Burnett Rocky Mountain News)--one of items stolen an old hunting rifle on loan from Grand Teton National Park
12/24/06 Yellowstone's East Entrance road opens for winter season: Avalanche control mission at Sylvan Pass successful (by National Park Service)
12/24/06 Feds explain shift on wolves (by Whitney Royster Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)--a slightly different AP version appears in the Twin Falls Times-News
12/24/06 Mont., Idaho keep 'eye on the prize' (by Whitney Royster Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)
12/24/06 New wolf plan idea raises worries (by Whitney Royster Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)
12/23/06 Yellowstone caldera rising 'unprecedented' (by Jackson Hole News & Guide)--but any talk of an imminent eruption far-fetched; I heard Bob Smith talk about similar findings this summer during the opening day lecture at the new education center in Canyon
12/23/06 Point, shoot and pay (AP story in Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)
12/22/06 Commissioners, legislators discuss east gate closure (by Carole Cloudwalker Cody Enterprise)
12/22/06 Scientists: Dry climate could trigger huge volcanic eruptions (by Jeanna Bryner Fox News)
12/22/06 Idaho wolves face delisting, hunting season: Feds pledge to remove predators from endangered species list (by Steve Benson Idaho Mountain Express)
12/22/06 Bozeman-area lands swapped (by Billings Gazette)--land exchange in Gallatin National Forest
12/21/06 Winter season underway in Yellowstone (by Montana's News Station)
12/21/06 Teton climbing ranger reflects on Mt. Hood and winter mountaineering (by Todd Wilkinson New West)
12/21/06 Slide last Saturday claimed Idaho man (by Richard Anderson planet jackson hole)
12/21/06 Feds to start removing wolf protections (by Jared Miller Casper Star-Tribune)
12/21/06 Airport says short runway causing problems (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
12/21/06 County builds case against park plan (by Amy Tripe Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)
12/20/06 Groomed trails beckon in wintry Yellowstone (compiled by Brett Prettyman Salt Lake Tribune)--1st story
12/20/06 Underfunding puts local economies at risk (by Jim Mann Daily InterLake--MT)
12/20/06 Feds may delist wolf in two states: Any proposal hinges on changes to Wyoming state law (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
12/20/06 Wolves move closer to delisting status (AP story in Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)--this is BIG news and undoubtedly BAD news for a lot of wolves who look to be shot dead as a result of delisting
12/20/06 Travertine quarries reclamation completed (by Billings Gazette)
12/20/06 County commissioners fighting winter closure of Sylvan Pass (by Ruffin Prevost Billings Gazette)
12/20/06 Feds want more wells even as deer decline: BLM eyes increase in drilling as study links Snow King deer to Sublette County habitat (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
12/20/06 Domestic elk farms expected to be hot issue for legislature (by Matt Christensen Times-News--ID)
12/19/06 Yellowstone opens for winter season: Sylvan Pass temporarily closed due to avalanche danger (by National Park Service)
12/19/06 Ending endangered species protection could give hunters a shot at predators by 2008 (by Rocky Barker and Roger Phillips Idaho Statesman)
12/19/06 Yellowstone park opening for winter visitors (AP story in Seattle Times)
12/19/06 State, feds eye wolf accord (by Jared Miller Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)
12/19/06 Electricity returns to nearly all of Yellowstone (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
12/19/06 4-year study to track movement of elk, wolves (by Ruffin Prevost Billings Gazette)
12/18/06 Avalanches kill snowmobilers; one companion rescued (AP story in Great Falls Tribune)--near Cooke City
12/18/06 Workers scramble for park opening: Friday's storm knocks out power to most of Yellowstone (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
12/17/06 Preserving park bison gene pool a tough job (by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle)--this like so many Bozeman Daily Chronicle stories will disappear likely within the day, which is too bad because Scott McMillion breaks so much news about Yellowstone. On 12/24/06, the AP picked this up; it was published in this Billings Gazette story
12/16/06 Yellowstone concessionaire plans express snow travel (AP story in KIFI--ID)
12/16/06 Visitor center short $1.2M (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)--in Grand Teton
12/16/06 Storm a boon to skiers (by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. Jackson Hole News & Guide)
12/15/06 Feds tinker with wolf boundary (by Brodie Farquhar New West)
12/15/06 Wyoming mountain lions die of plague (Reuters)
12/18/06 Yellowstone domes rising at 'really pronounced' pace (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
12/15/06 Status of gray wolf recovery, 12/08/06 to 12/15/06 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
12/15/06 Feds propose wolf deal (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
12/15/06 New proposal changes wolf management boundaries (by Jared Miller Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)
12/15/06 R-CALF Wants brucellosis eradication In Yellowstone (by Brodie Farquhar New West)
12/15/06 Gov blasts federal brucellosis proposal (AP story in Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)
12/15/06 GOP misses chance to reshape environmental laws (by Bettina Boxall Los Angeles Times)
12/15/06 Avalanche warning issued (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
12/14/06 Bison management (by KIFI--ID)
12/14/06 Sylvan Pass a priority (by Carole Cloudwalker Cody Enterprise)
12/14/06 Yellowstone opening for winter travel next week (AP story in KIFI--ID)
12/14/06 Cougars die from plague (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
12/14/06 Mountain lions die of plague (by Whitney Royster Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)
12/13/06 Grand Teton permits (compiled by Brett Prettyman Salt Lake Tribune)--2nd story
12/13/06 Winter businesses hope for more snow (by Brodie Farquhar Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)
12/13/06 Grizzly reparations fluctuate: Payments were down in Montana for '06--record high in Wyoming (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
12/13/06 Sportsmen: ‘Hay Day’ protects calves, elk population: Refuge biologist says summer season grew excellent forage on winter range for wapiti (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
12/13/06 Parks' funds don't reflect their benefit, report says (by Noelle Straub Billings Gazette)--about the same NPCA report the subject of a lot of opinion last weak
12/13/06 Cattle producers gather in Billings (by Jim Gransbery Billings Gazette)--talking about brucellosis today
12/12/06 New USFS rule nukes NEPA requirements (by Brodie Farquhar New West)
12/12/06 Parks extend time for bioprospecting input (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
12/12/06 Trail system by park draws skiers (AP story in Billings Gazette)
12/12/06 Yellowstone snowmobiles get extension (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
12/11/06 Local cooperators critical of winter use plan (by Carole Cloudwalker Cody Enterprise)
12/11/06 New law will ensure snowmobile use this season (AP story in San Diego Union-Tribune)
12/11/06 'Hay Day' nets 60 tons (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)--pro-hunters group stages protest on National Elk Refuge saying elk aren't being fed enough
12/10/06 Congress averts shutdown, puts off spending bills until February (by Peter Cohn CongressDaily in Pombo's rider on snowmobiles
12/10/06 Proposal to close pass isn't embraced (by Ruffin Prevost Billings Gazette)
12/9/06 State: suspected red deer hybrid elk must be killed (AP story in Twin Falls Times-News)
12/9/06 Park County residents worry about Yellowstone road closure (by Amy J. Tripe Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)
12/9/06 Prices increasing to visit 'America the Beautiful' (by Jeff Gearino Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)
12/9/06 New pass unveiled for national forests and parks (by Bill Harlan Rapid City Journal)
12/9/06 Poachers feed big egos with big antlers (by Randal C. Archibold New York Times)
12/8/06 Status of gray wolf recovery, 12/02/06 to 12/08/06 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
12/8/06 Scientists recommend less park winter travel (by Brodie Farquhar Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)
12/8/06 Forest boosts motorized use: Gallatin plan allows additional access for powered recreation (by Brett French Billings Gazette)--what a lot of people outside Yellowstone don't realize are that the national forests outside the gates have been virtually open season for snowmobiles; there are some new limits in Gallatin National Forest, though, as this article makes clear
12/8/06 Parks group concerned (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
12/8/06 Cattlemen push wolf delisting: ICA calls for federal action on issue (by Dave Wilkins Capital Press--OR)
12/8/06 Snowpack shrinks to 73 percent of normal (by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. Jackson Hole News & Guide)
12/7/06 Second test 'suspect' for red deer genes in Rammell elk (AP story in Twin Falls Times-News)
12/7/06 Park Service extends comments (by Billings Gazette)--on bioprospecting issue
12/7/06 New parks pass may not be deal for Montanans (by Eve Byron Helena Independent Record)
12/7/06 Feds praise disease efforts (by Brodie Farquhar Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)--Wyoming has "brucellosis-free" cattle herds again
12/7/06 Officials again arrest Idaho elk rancher (AP story in Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)--the trials and tribulations of Rex Rammell continue
12/6/06 National Park Service extgends public comment period for draft Environmental Impact Statement on benefits sharing (by National Park Service)
12/6/06 Ranchers seek to band together (by John Morgan Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)
12/6/06 Residents: Curb oil drilling: Comments gathered at workshop raise concerns over wildlife, air quality (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
12/6/06 Trumpeter swan sightings expected (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
12/5/06 Idaho elk ranchers face extinction: Uncertain future for 77 ranches in state (by Mike Griffel in Capital Press--OR)
12/5/06 Agents, landowners killing more wolves: New rules, vigilance mean predator survival not as likely (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
12/5/06 Experts herald return of trumpeter swans (by Jackson Hole News & Guide)--migratory trumpeter swans join approximately 100 resident swans during the winter
12/5/06 Erupting with anxiety (by Zay N. Smith Chicago Sun-Times)--11th story
12/4/06 Grizzly bears may lose protection (by Doug Anderson KPVI--ID)
12/4/06 Winter meeting Friday (by Carole Cloudwalker Cody Enterprise)--Some in Cody plan to speak against closing East Entrance to snowmobiles
12/2/06 Group proposes supplying food on National Elk Refuge (AP story in Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)
12/1/06 Status of gray wolf recovery, 11/18/06 to 12/01/06 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
12/1/06 Park's winter travel plan takes another step (by David Warner West Yellowstone News)
12/1/06 Grand Targhee decides to wait (by Nick Suarez planet jackson hole)--on plans to expand the ski resort
12/1/06 National forest winter restrictions start today (by Jackson Hole News & Guide)
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12/31/06 Looking back on 2006 and the national park system (by Kurt Repanshek)
12/31/06 Wyoming seeks massive slaughter of non-YNP wolves, expects the federal government to do it (by Ralph Maughan)
12/31/06 What's good for critters seems good for us (by Missoulian)
12/28/06 A year filled with fishing thrills (by Brett Prettyman Salt Lake Tribune)
12/27/06 Wolves in Yellowstone (by Jess Chill Mountain Chick)--winter wolf watching experience in Yellowstone; just look for the people with the spotting scopes
12/26/06 Nap time for Yellowstone bears, but others still awake (by Brodie Farquhar New West)--Brodie wants to know whether hibernation patterns in Yellowstone bears are the same as they have been
12/25/06 Yellowstriping through Yellowstone (by Jacob Riding the Spine)--about a recent bike trip through Yellowstone, in fact while Yellowstone was closed. I had no idea bikes could ride through when the park was closed.
12/25/06 The buzz in Yellowstone (by Toledo Blade)--one of the towns I've lived in, never thought they would do a Yellowstone editorial
12/24/06 Let the public be part of Wyoming wolf talks (by Casper Star-Tribune)
12/24/06 New wolf plan may be dead on delivery (by Brodie Farquhar New West)
12/24/06 Born to run: Sled dogs deliver snowy thrill ride (by Patti Bond Atlanta Journal-Constitution in Pioneer Press--MN)
12/22/06 Another view on Yellowstone brucellosis (by R.M. Thornsberryh, R-CALF-USA in New West)
12/21/06 The most pro-wolf state of them all (by Bill Schneider New West)--a very informative piece
12/21/06 Otter should tone down wolf rhetoric (by Idaho Statesman)--Butch Otter (R) is the incoming governor of Idaho
12/21/06 Rep. Rahall plans oversight for Park Service (by Kurt Repanshek)--Rep. Rahall (D)--WV is about to be chair of the House Resources Committee. He acknowledges that the bison policy is disaster; however, don't expect much. Here is my link to my essay on why: No radical new wind in Yellowstone
12/21/06 Winter wonderlands: National Parks are spectacular (by Kurt Repanshek in Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
12/19/06 Wyoming and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hold "landmark meeting" on Wyoming wolf plan: Huge reduction in wolves could be the outcome of proposal (by Ralph Maughan)
12/19/06 National parks need our help now (by Billie Stanton in Tucson Citizen)
12/18/06 Looking back at Alston Chase's Playing God in Yellowstone (by
Jim Macdonald The Magic of Yellowstone)
12/17/06 The Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund wants to kill thousands of Yellowstone area bison and elk (by Ralph Maughan)
12/17/06 Cattlemen's proposal could decimate Yellowstone's bison herds (by Kurt Repanshek)
12/17/06 Adventure on the back road (by Katherine Nichols Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
12/15/06 Try Togwotee: Tired of the same old crowded snowmobiling trails in this area? (by Cara Eastwood Wyoming Tribune-Eagle)
12/14/06 Wolves bring ecological and economic benefits (by Amarog Weiss, Defenders of Wildlife, in Wallowa County Cheiftain--OR)--talking about wolves in eastern Oregon but uses Yellowstone as a case study to support argument
12/14/06 Who are these guys? (by Kurt Repanshek)--looking into the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees
12/12/06 Wolf program successful and ironic (by Great Falls Tribune)
12/12/06 When Granite Peak loomed as something more (by John Anacker New West)
12/12/06 A plan to share, preserve Gallatin forest (by Billings Gazette)
12/12/06 Can you enjoy Yellowstone without snow? (by Kurt Repanshek)
12/11/06 The rancher and the grizzly: A love story (by Bruce Barcott in onearth by the Natural Resources Defense Council)
12/11/06 Wyoming's western hospitality welcomes travelers (by Melody Schubert American Chronicle)
12/10/06 My wheelchair's vacation story (by David Growing Up with a Disability)
12/10/06 Where buffalo really roam (by Mark Johnson The Sun News--SC)--a gushing story on NPS management of bison, again probably not thought to be written by its own author as an opinion piece...for those of you unacquainted with bison in Yellowstone, this will tell you a lot; for those intimately aware of the bison controversy, well...
12/10/06 White open spaces: In southwestern Montana--big ski country--two resorts team up for an experience more mammoth than Mammoth. No lines. No hassles. And views of three states (by Chris Erskine Los Angeles Times)--was the national press invited to the even bigger Big Sky? Washington Post and LA Times reviews within a day of each other
12/9/06 Cowboy mentality dominates bison slaughter (by George Wuerthner in Big Medicine)
12/9/06 Burns' rider shot down; Pombo's survives (by Kurt Repanshek)--some info on last minute congressional riders related to snowmobiles in Yellowstone
12/9/06 Yellowstone in winter: Nature series on PBS captures the magic of the season as snow and cold descend upon the first national park in the U.S. (by Dan Leeth in The Gazette--Montreal)
12/9/06 Black diamonds can be a girl's new best friend: Wife Dianne advanced from blue to black, without turning black and blue (by Dan Leeth in Toronto Star)--These travel stories have the subtle feel of opinion pieces, and so I often put them in this section (much like I would put my own trip report)
12/8/06 Yellowstone biologists: Politics, not science, likely will decide snowmobile issue (by Kurt Repanshek)
12/8/06 Plenty of snow for everyone: Two Montana resorts team up to offer big runs and tiny crowds (by T.R. Reid Washington Post)
12/8/06 Wolf management takes addition and substraction (by Missoulian)
12/7/06 Is anyone listening? (by Kurt Repanshek)--Kurt's been busy; related to his previous two blogs. I'm mentioned in this particular one.
12/7/06 Everything's for sale (by Geov Parrish Eat The State!)
12/7/06 America the Beautiful Pass sends us a strong message (by Bill Schneider New West)
12/7/06 National parks return positive ROI (by GetOutdoors)--even more on the NPCA report
12/7/06 Yellowstone - a ticking time-bomb? (by The Center for Environmental Studies)
12/6/06 The $80 ATB Pass (by Kurt Repanshek)
12/5/06 Placing an economic value on national parks (by Kurt Repanshek)--A discussion on this piece has ensued, and I've written a couple of the replies. I also wrote a related blog entry here, which I don't think relevant enough for its own news entry
12/5/06 Yellowstone area media company helps protect fly fishing waters (by Dan Staebler in The King of Fishing)--not very informative if you are not aware of the campaign
12/4/06 Yellowstone dinner by candlelight--not! The NPS commercialize the park policy (by skyblu)
12/4/06 Chilling impact (by Colorado Springs Gazette in Daily Press--CA)--an editorial in support of snowmobiles in Yellowstone
12/3/06 Prospecting the biodiversity of Yellowstone: The next best resource doesn't involve logging, mining, or depleting an environment of its vitality. In fact, you can't even see it without the help of a microscope. And that's precisely the point (by Ryan Minton in New West)
12/3/06 Weekend Window: Yellowstone National Park: Oldest national park boasts natural wonders (by ABC News)--also has video of Yellowstone in winter
12/3/06 America's drive-in--The roadkill cafe: Carrion on tracks and highways can offer many a meal (by Michael Engelhard in San Francisco Chronicle)--Yellowstone roadkill stats offered
12/3/06 Lets shoot grey wolves (by Jenneen Thoughts on the Environment with Jenneen)--Jenneen, who does not support hunting wolves, suggests better fences as an option. For many reasons, that is neither always nor should be an option. One day people will realize that there is no pragmatic solution to what is in essence a conflict in ideology.
12/2/06 Rocky Mountain high (by Loren Kent The Post-Journal--NY)
12/1/06 The real reason national park visitation has declined (by New York Times)

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