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2/28/07 Spring road plowing announced (by Yellowstoner)
2/28/07 LeGrand Hart adds Grand Teton Lodge Company to its growing client roster (press release by LeGrand Hart in Business Wire)--new PR firm for Grand Teton Lodge Company
2/28/07 Philosophical shift in conservation reintegrates humans in nature: Not all conservation is wilderness conservation (by
2/28/07 Greening of Yellowstone National Park: Environmental Manager Jim Evanoff (by Greenadelphia!)--includes podcast
2/26/07 Happy birthdays (by Yellowstoner)
2/22/07 Kathie Lynch has news about two favorite Yellowstone wolves (by Ralph Maughan)--good news, for a change
2/22/07 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)
2/21/07 Kitchen Manager/Chef , line cooks, employee cook for mountain resort (Pahaska Tepee job notice in CoolWorks)
2/21/07 Hot plants and viruses, part III: An inordinate fondness for hypothetical proteins (by Sandra Porter)
2/18/07 Druid 302M appears badly injured: Photos (by Ralph Maughan)
2/17/07 Yellowstone National Park Research Library: Internship opportunity (job notice by National Park Service in Pratt-SILS Independent Student Blog)--application deadline is March 9, and you have to submit to a federal background check
2/16/07 World Heritage Committee still watching Yellowstone issues (by Kurt Repanshek)
2/16/07 Retirees not entirely sold on Centennial Challenge (by Kurt Repanshek)
2/15/07 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)
2/12/07 Dunanda Falls Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park (by Josh)
2/10/07 House committee planning NPS oversight (by Kurt Repanshek)--House Natural Resources Committee to look at Yellowstone bison slaughter
2/8/07 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)
2/6/07 If you can't stand the heat, get infected! (by Sandra Porter)
2/5/07 NPS budget: Some fallout (by Kurt Repanshek)
2/5/07 Administration's budget makes unprecedented step toward restoring national parks for centennial (press release by National Parks Conservation Association)
2/5/07 Forest Service budget calls for land sales, again: Recreation, wildlife funding goes down while timber subsidies go up (press release by Sierra Club)
2/2/07 Warmer temperatures posing threat to grizzly bears (Caroline Beard Envrionmental Blogging)
2/1/07 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)--33 bison now dead this winter after two more killed near Gardiner
2/1/07 Housekeeping Supervisor (Flagg Ranch Resort job notice in CoolWorks)
  2/28/07 Park scenario could close east gate for 9 months (by Carole Cloudwalker Cody Enterprise)
2/28/07 Blood test required before bringing stock into Yellowstone National Park (by National Park Service)
2/28/07 House accepts wolf management bill (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
2/28/07 Several earthquakes reported in neighboring states (by KUTV--UT)--not sure this is news since there are always earthquakes in Yellowstone
2/28/07 Chroniclers of the grizzly Writers Doug, Andrea Peacock say the great bear is essential to our survival (by Tim Hull in Green Valley News & Sun--AZ)
2/28/07 Senate: Let gov negotiate on wolves (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)--Wyoming Senate passes bill, which now goes to House
2/28/07 Wolf supporters show up in force (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
2/28/07 Elusive lynx leaves tracks in snow, but not much else: Biologists seek clues to habits of rarely seen cat near Continental Divide (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/28/07 Utility nixes coal plant: Company looks to meet future needs with conservation, existing sources, renewables (by Noah Brenner Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/27/07 Survey: Jackson elk herd population stable (by Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/27/07 Geyser's activity puzzling (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)--Steamboat, the world's largest geyser, has erupted again, though officials won't call it a major eruption--phooey. Unbelievably and most fortunately, I saw the last major eruption.
2/27/07 Senate trims wolf management area (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)--Wyoming shoots itself in foot again
2/27/07 Wolf hearings begin tonight (by Whitney Royster Casper Star-Tribune)
2/27/07 Granite slide injures 1 (by Michael Pearlman Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/27/07 Gov finds few answers in D.C. (by Noelle Straub Casper Star-Tribune)--National Governors' Association Winter Meetings this week; a time when governors get together and discover how irrelevant they are in this town
2/26/07 Draft Sylvan Pass avalanche hazard assessment to have no impact on spring and fall access (by National Park Service)
2/26/07 GYC backs coaches (by Richard Reeder Cody Enterprise)
2/26/07 Skier hurt in Grand Teton National Park (AP story in Billings Gazette)
2/26/07 Feds plan additional wolf meeting in Cody after Cubin's letter to FWS (by Richard Reeder Cody Enterprise)
2/26/07 Options for pass outlined: Draft report doesn't recommend what to do about avalanche threat (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
2/26/07 Today in history (AP story in Washington Post)--Grand Teton National Park turns 78; Yellowstone National Park turns 135 on Thursday
2/25/07 Wolves on agenda for Wyoming Legislature's final week (AP story in Billings Gazette)
2/24/07 Bison on elk refuge top 1,000 animals (by Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/24/07 Fish and Wildlife to hold wolf hearing in Cody (by Noelle Straub Casper Star-Tribune)
2/24/07 Wolf management bill clears committee (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)--the gray wolf is not the only phoenix in Wyoming; the bill that would treat them like vermin also has a phoenix quality about it as many times as it has died and come back to life
2/23/07 Status of gray wolf recovery, 2/16/07 to 2/23/07 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
2/23/07 Idaho Senate: License elk hunt operations (by Jull Kuraitis New West)
2/23/07 Idaho elk bill heads to House (AP story in KPVI--ID)
2/23/07 Bison staying in park this winter (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
2/23/07 GAO to examine bison management: $13M deal to open land north of Yellowstone has never been implemented (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
2/23/07 Lawmakers seek to revive wolf legislation (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
2/23/07 Wolf count on the rise in northern Rockies (by Karl Puckett Great Falls Tribune)
2/23/07 Elk growers sound off on legislative rule proposals: Senate panel hears arguments in 3-hour (by Patricia R. McCoy Capital Press--OR)
2/22/07 Park podcasts put roving rangers in your pocket (by National Park Service)
2/22/07 Panel: No wolf deal (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
2/22/07 Yellowstone Park visitors up 20 percent (by Billings Gazette)
2/22/07 Small earthquakes recorded near Augusta, West Yellowstone Tuesday (by Martin J. Kidston Helena Independent Record)
2/21/07 Elk prefer people on foot: Study finds ATVs, bikes disturb them most (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/21/07 Group seeks support for Sylvan Pass (by Ruffin Prevost Billings Gazette)
2/21/07 Idaho county creates anti-wolf chapter (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
2/20/07 Montana men sentenced for Yellowstone poaching (AP story in KIFI--ID)
2/20/07 Commuting from the city to the mountains for work? (by Lucia Stewart New West)--another story on the cost of being a laborer in Big Sky
2/20/07 Winter air improving at Yellowstone (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)--but still disproportionately high
2/20/07 Forum to tackle wildlife, motorized-vehicle use (by Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/19/07 Winter attendance jumps at Yellowstone (by Brodie Farquhar Casper Star-Tribune)
2/19/07 W. Yellowstone traffic rebounds from poor year (by Brodie Farquhar Casper Star-Tribune)
2/19/07 Institute enriches Yellowstone experience: Group offers variety of programs that provide learning opportunities at America's first national park (by Natalie Bartley Idaho Statesman)
2/19/07 Life cycle mapped of unique organism in extreme environments (by innovations report--Germany)--new National Academies of Sciences report out this week on extremophiles
2/17/07 Boom in the mountains creates a housing shortage (by Jim Robbins New York Times)--see my essay, The company towns of Greater Yellowstone and the ensuing discussion for more on this.
2/16/07 Status of gray wolf recovery, 2/09/07 to 2/16/07 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
2/16/07 Freudenthal outlines plan for wolf bill (by Whitney Royster Casper Star-Tribune)
2/16/07 Elk industry's bill clears Senate panel: Committee says no to all other plans generated after more than 60 of the animals escaped from a ranch (by Roger Phillips Idaho Statesman)
2/16/07 Wolves' presence reduces elk pregnancy rates, study finds (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
2/16/07 Wyoming inclined to press ahead with wolf legislation (AP story in Billings Gazette)
2/15/07 Summertime work is available for teens in Yellowstone (by Salt Lake Tribune)--1st story
2/15/07 Industry wins committee battle over Idaho elk farms (AP story in KIFI--ID)
2/15/07 Feds: Wolves that reach southern Wyoming wouldn't be protected (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
2/15/07 Gov may give new life to wolf management bill (by Whitney Royster Casper Star-Tribune)
2/15/07 Could wolf as predator area be expanded? (by Whitney Royster Casper Star-Tribune)
2/15/07 Lawmakers approve prices for wolf tags (by Jared S. Hopkins Times-News--ID)
2/14/07 Tester updates reporters (by Cathy Siegner Queen City News--MT)--2nd story; U.S. Senator, Jon Tester, D-MT, said he supports some snowmobiles in Yellowstone
2/14/07 Welcome to the Squeeze Box: New route on Grand Tetons by Koch and Johnstone (by
2/14/07 Winter of '06-'07 is a no-show (by Jake Nichols planet jackson hole)
2/14/07 Montana wary of Nez Perce hunting (AP story in Billings Gazette)
2/14/07 Official: Feds encouraging about pass (by Billings Gazette)
2/14/07 Ski group pushes to limit snowmobiles on Togwotee: But riders say there’s room for both types of recreationists (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/14/07 Elk debate grows louder (by Dan Boyd Idaho State Journal)
2/13/07 Business & Lobbying: Bottom line (by The Hill--DC)--The Meridian Group, a Jackson-based development firm, has hired a lobbyist to push for boundary adjustments to Grand Teton National Park. The Meridian Group has previously pushed for building developments in the Jackson Hole area and has an important seat on the board of the Grand Teton National Park Foundation. In this case, according to a spokesperson I communicated with by email, The Meridian Group wishes to donate 50 acres to the Park.
2/13/07 4 bills to ban or regulate Idaho's domestic elk industry (AP story in Times-News--ID)
2/13/07 Idaho elk ranchers, hunters square off over penned hunts (by John Miller Times-News--ID)
2/13/07 Elk ranchers: Don't draw a bullseye on industry (AP story in Times-News--ID)
2/13/07 Elk ranchers: Don't draw a bullseye on industry (AP story in Times-News--ID)
2/13/07 Wolf dispute could extend for years (by Jared Miller Casper Star-Tribune)
2/13/07 Grants OK'd for projects (by Billings Gazette)
2/12/07 Jackson Hole pair sends new route (by Stephen Koch in New West)--new route up north face of Grand Teton
2/12/07 For the good of the herd (by Gib Mathers Casper Star-Tribune)
2/11/07 Conservation groups back wolf decision (AP story in Billings Gazette)
2/11/07 Montana's Red Lodge, Cooke City, launching $250,000 promotional campaign (AP story in North County Times--CA)
2/10/07 Wolf decision 'political' (by Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/10/07 Wyo-fed wolf talks fail (by Whitney Royster Casper Star-Tribune)
2/10/07 Judge accepts new heli-skiing proposal (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/9/07 Travel plan protest draws a crowd (by David Warner West Yellowstone News)
2/9/07 Status of gray wolf recovery, 2/02/07 to 2/09/07 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
2/9/07 Delisting plan calls for wolf status varying by geography: Creatures could be shot on sight in some areas, safe in others (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
2/9/07 Senate swiftly endorses wolf, grizzly hunting (AP story in Billings Gazette)--Montana Senate
2/9/07 Wyo snowpack suffers (by Brodie Farquhar Casper Star-Tribune)
2/9/07 Feds reject Wyoming’s concerns about wolves, wildlife (AP story in Post Independent--CO)
2/9/07 Veteran spokeswoman leaving Grand Teton (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/9/07 Heli-skiing deal reached (by Cory Hatch and AP Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/9/07 Agreement reached in Wyoming on heli-skiing in roadless area (AP story in Rocky Mountain News)
2/8/07 The President shows his environmentalist colors (by Sheryly Gay Stolberg and Felicity Barringer New York Times)
2/8/07 Roadless rule reinforced (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)--big news
2/8/07 Snowmobile fight may pit Montana, Idaho (by Ray Grass Deseret News--UT)
2/8/07 Yellowstone open for some winter uses: Park's snowmobile limit is 720 daily (by Ray Grass Deseret News--UT)--known to us who cover this, apparently confusing for many others who don't
2/8/07 Elk with tapeworm disease reignites debate over wolves (AP story in Rocky Mountain News)
2/7/07 Fact sheet: The National Parks Centennial Initiative (by The White House)
2/7/07 President and Mrs. Bush participate in roundtable on the National Parks Centennial Initiative (by The White House)
2/7/07 Park plan relies on private donations (by Brodie Farquhar Casper Star-Tribune)
2/7/07 Park officials thrilled about Bush's proposed budget (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
2/7/07 Refuge plan slashes herd: Feds would seek to meet state population goals, depending on habitat, overall health of wapiti (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/7/07 Helicopter does the legwork for Wyoming elk researchers (Gib Mathers Powell Tribune in Rocky Mountain News)
2/7/07 Going to the capital (by Amy J. Tripe Casper Star-Tribune)--Wyoming state and local officials going to Washington, DC, to lobby on keeping Sylvan Pass open
2/6/07 New bill would keep wolf permits below $10 (by Jared S. Hopkins Times-News--ID)
2/6/07 Bush seeks to boost spending on national parks (by Ron Hutcheson McClatchey Newspapers in Kansas City Star)
2/6/07 Montana congressional delegates find problems with Bush budget (AP story in Havre Daily News--MT)
2/6/07 Bush calls for more park funding (by Noelle Straub Casper Star-Tribune)--Yellowstone and Grand Teton both to get more money, IF Bush's budget passes and IF money is appropriated. Other stories make clear that much of the increase for parks at large is expected to come from private funding.
2/6/07 President pushes boost in funding for national parks: $100 million a year would help restore services (by Richard Wolf USA Today)
2/6/07 Big boost in funds for national parks -- 'We're thrilled' (by Chuck Squatriglia San Francisco Chronicle)
2/6/07 For wolves, a recovery may not be the blessing it seems (by Jim Robbins New York Times)
2/6/07 Park wolf gets hair-loss illness (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
2/6/07 Virtually visiting: 3-D views of the Twin Cities and many other locales let travelers and the just plain curious check them out via computer (by Julio Ojeda-Zapata Pioneer Press--MN)--It's astounding to see the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone through some of the satellite maps
2/5/07 Chamber pushes to keep East Entrance open (by Carole Cloudwalker Cody Enterprise)
2/5/07 Yellowstone proposal sets greater snowmobile access (by Jim Robbins New York Times)
2/5/07 Group counts 6,700 elk in Yellowstone (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)--slightly up from but virtually unchanged from the year before
2/4/07 Time running out on wolf dispute (AP story in Billings Gazette)
2/4/07 New tram at Jackson Hole officially approved (AP story in North County Times--CA)
2/3/07 Tram tax break eyed (by Noah Brenner Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/3/07 MSGA approves several key policy initiatives (by The Prairie Star--MT)
2/3/07 Wolf delisting nearer: USF&W wants state to handle species management (by Dave Wilkins Capital Press--OR)
2/3/07 Montana's snowpack level lacking (by Lorna Thackeray Billings Gazette)--the long-term drought continues
2/2/07 Status of gray wolf recovery, 1/26/07 to 2/02/07 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
2/2/07 Bill favors wolf, grizzly hunts (AP story in Billings Gazette)
2/2/07 Refuge to cut herd (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/2/07 Refuge plan: Cut elk, bison numbers (by Whitney Royster Casper Star-Tribune)
2/2/07 Feeding criteria won't change on refuge (by Whitney Royster Casper Star-Tribune)
2/1/07 Final plan for Jackson Hole elk, bison released (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
2/1/07 Elk industry divided over three bills to regulate ranches (AP story in KIFI--ID)
2/1/07 NPS issues prospectus for horse concessions (by Sam Petri planet jackson hole)
2/1/07 Delegation presses park access (by Noelle Straub Casper Star-Tribune)
2/1/07 Theft of PS2 turns into a federal case (by Fred Connors The Intelligencer--WV)--Xanterra employee accused of stealing from another Xanterra employee
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2/28/07 Wolves and the West II (by Jarrett The Head Cult)
2/28/07 ‘Wildfire’ blazes land policy: Wuerthner addresses the need for wildfire education (by Sabina Dana Plasse Idaho Mountain Express and Guide)
2/27/07 Oh the joys of news overload (by skyblu)--doing my part to contribute
2/27/07 Shocker: Elk not being slaughtered by wolves (by Jim Stanford
2/27/07 Location map of Greater Yellowstone wolf packs (by Ralph Maughan)--includes link to USFWS pdf map of wolf packs of Greater Yellowstone
2/27/07 Yellowstone, sadly, goes electronic (by Kurt Repanshek)--and what exactly was it before?
2/26/07 GAO to look into Yellowstone bison management (by Kurt Repanshek)
2/26/07 The hiker's bible (by Bill Croke The American Spectator)
2/25/07 Do supporters of wolf recovery hate elk? (by Ralph Maughan)
2/25/07 Today's sportsman: Revisiting old adventures (by Susan Guynn The Frederick News-Post--MD)
2/24/07 Yellowstone bison stay inside Park this winter; Montana hunters bought expensive tags for nothing (by Ralph Maughan)
2/24/07 Volcano junkie (by fredcat)
2/23/07 See all about it (by Yellowstoner)
2/23/07 A new way in an old favorite: Snowcoaches are gaining favor as the preferred way to get around Yellowstone in the winter (by Home & Away)--says article is courtesy of The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees
2/23/07 I am behind on my posts because of our trip to Jackson and Yellowstone (by Kathy Lichtendahl)
2/23/07 Survival of elk linked to aid from sportsmen (by Bend Weekly--OR)
2/23/07 Many people made night shine (by Helena Independent Record)--fourth thumbs up relates to air quality in Yellowstone
2/22/07 The wraiths of Yellowstone (by Kurt Repanshek)
2/22/07 Is Wyoming a 'State named Sue'? (by Willy Zimmer Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)
2/22/07 Crowds watch for wolf packs at Yellowstone (by Steve Brigman News-Leader--MO)
2/21/07 Wolf delisting, beware of overkill (by Bill Schneider New West)
2/21/07 With wolves, Wyoming keeps shooting self in foot (by Todd Wilkinson New West)
2/21/07 Fish & Feathers: Reintroduction of the wolf - why? (by Capt. Ron Malast Chinook Observer--WA)
2/21/07 Solar breathrough or scam: Yellowstone air improves: Snowmobilers need more avalanche zones, fewer migration areas (by schreinervideo)
2/21/07 The future of the President's parks budget (by Kurt Repanshek)
2/20/07 Housing shortages: Why build when you can convert? (by JTK)--in support of Big Sky motels being converted to employee housing, and yet for some reason I found myself angry reading this
2/20/07 Firsthand report: Jackson Hole (by Anne Fitzpatrick in DCSki)
2/20/07 Climate and environment (by Rick and Susie Graetz in Helena Independent Record)
2/19/07 Part 3: John Locke, Yellowstone, and the dogma of the right to private property: Against the right to private property (by
Jim Macdonald The Magic of Yellowstone)--Please read Part 1 and Part 2 first. What the whole project is about
2/19/07 Yellowstone, global warming & Chicken Little (by skyblu)--from my favorite blogger I've never intentionally communicated with (the road to hell was not paved with this stuff)
2/18/07 Activists, governor earn hunter's appreciation (by Joel Cusker in Billings Gazette)
2/18/07 A vision for our parks (by San Francisco Chronicle)
2/18/07 Who's got paradise? (by skyblu)--In my blog, a former Big Sky and Yellowstone employee has had a much more positive spin on things than this blog or what I have previously written about
2/18/07 Bush budget misses mark on public lands: The White House offers a stay-the-bad-course proposal for next year when it comes to stewardship of the nation's park and forest lands (by Denver Post)
2/18/07 Wild bison should still be vital to Montana (by Teryani Riggs in Billings Gazette)
2/16/07 9.) The hitchhiking years: Four hooves and a cloud of dust (by Bill McDonald)
2/15/07 Bush's parks budget: A marketing marvel (by Kurt Repanshek)
2/15/07 Ski group pushes to limit snowmobiles on Togwotee (by Ralph Maughan)
2/14/07 NPS says get ready for corporate support! (by Scott Silver Wild Wilderness)
2/14/07 Both sides cry wolf: In the debate over wolf management, politics and values prove as compelling as science (by Noah Brenner Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/13/07 The $1 billion question: Is the private sector up to the centennial campaign? (by Kurt Repanshek)--House Natural Resources Committee to look at Yellowstone bison slaughter
2/13/07 6 scarriest natural disasters (by Alex)--Yellowstone supervolcano listed 6th
2/12/07 The tyranny of the motor minority (by Bill Muhlenfeld Bozeman Daily Chronicle in Greater Yellowstone Coalition Web site)
2/12/07 Know this: In Montana, elk rule (by Sen. Dave Lewis in Helena Independent Record)--Lewis is a Republican in the Montana Senate
2/12/07 Wolves among us (by Tyrel Clark in BYU NewsNet)--3rd letter
2/12/07 Old Faithful visitors deserve their quiet: Snowmobiles are still out of place in Yellowstone (by Star Tribune--MN)
2/12/07 Listening sessions: Will the NPS be listening? (by Kurt Repanshek)
2/12/07 Private pull on public parks (by Baltimore Sun)
2/11/07 T.R.? He’s no T.R. (by New York Times)--but then again, neither was Teddy Roosevelt
2/11/07 Snowmobiles to triple in Yellowstone National Park (by Jack Wood)--connects snowmobile decision to Yucca Mountain issue
2/10/07 In Jackson, mountains offer varied thrills: Why ski when you can go on safari? Encounters with moose and other off-slope adventures await visitors to Jackson Hole, Wyo. (by Melanie Radzicki McManus in Star Tribune--MN)
2/10/07 Wyo-fed wolf talks fail: Wolves safe? (by Ralph Maughan)
2/10/07 Understanding the need for wolf population reductions (by Tom Remington)--a pro livestock ranchers view on wolves
2/10/07 Lots of howling as wolf numbers grow: Comeback voids endangered label -- the next challenge is to strike an uneasy compromise (by Jerry George in San Francisco Chronicle)
2/9/07 Hunt on for wolves (by
2/9/07 Let's manage wolves like we manage lions and elk (by Walker S. "Buddy" Smith, Jr. Read It Here--AZ)
2/8/07 Part 2: John Locke, Yellowstone, and the dogma of the right to private property: John Locke and his defense of a right to private property (by
Jim Macdonald The Magic of Yellowstone)--Please read Part 1 first. What the whole project is about
2/8/07 Does Bush’s budget proposal for national parks really deliver goods? (by Todd Wilkinson New West)
2/8/07 Of George Bush’s commitment to the environment (by Margaret Swedish)--more criticism related to Bush's new parks initiative
2/8/07 Preparing for a big birthday (by James Bruggers of The Courier-Journal--KY)
2/8/07 Gray wolf no longer endangered (by Paul Cisco Voice of America)--article is factually inaccurate at worst and sloppy at best, and so I've put it here
2/8/07 A centennial challenge (by John Bridgeland and Curt Buchholtz in The Washington Times)--for those of us who live in Washington, DC, we know The Washington Times as a notoriously right-leaning newspaper; Bush has called for more funding for national parks, and now this paper has run an op-ed supporting it -- the devil for conservationists tempted to support it (and some have) is in the details
2/8/07 Don't mess with Montana's ranching and hunting heritage (by Gary Marbut in The Seattle Times)
2/7/07 Snow biking in Yellowstone and GTNP...NOT! (by Dave Byers)
2/7/07 Snowmobiles in Jellystone (by John Whitehead Environmental Economics)
2/7/07 The people behind the plan (by Scott Silver Wild Wilderness)--related to Bush's new parks plan
2/7/07 A fabulous theme park called America (by Scott Silver Wild Wilderness)--imagine if Yellowstone and the rest of America were brought to you by Disney
2/7/07 Hot plants and viruses: The story continues (by Sandra Porter)
2/7/07 Worse than I thought (by Adam Nace)--more paranoia about the Yellowstone supervolcano
2/6/07 Delisting wolves won’t change much in the West (by Rocky Barker in Writers on the Range)
2/6/07 Part 1: John Locke, Yellowstone, and the dogma of the right to private property: Who gave whom the right to create Yellowstone National Park? (by
Jim Macdonald The Magic of Yellowstone)--beginning (I hope) of a several part series. What the whole project is about
2/6/07 Support for canned hunts is really scary (by Pete Zimowsky Idaho Statesman)
2/6/07 Dissecting the Park Service budget proposal (by Kurt Repanshek)
2/6/07 Another attack on our environment, animal habitat & national parks: Yellowstone proposal sets greater snowmobile access (by Jim Downey)
2/6/07 For wolves, a recovery may not be the blessing it seems (by Eric Prescott)--commentary on New York Times piece also out today
2/5/07 NPS budget: Boon or boondoggle? (by Kurt Repanshek)
2/5/07 Good and bad responses to an awful budget (by Scott Silver Wild Wilderness)
2/5/07 Park funding: Don't be fooled (by Scott Silver Wild Wilderness)--includes House Natural Resources Chairman's, Nick Rahall (D)--WV, critical response to the budget, that some, including the National Parks Conservation Association, have praised
2/5/07 Winter in Yellowstone, at last (by Veronica Wald)
2/5/07 Forget the terror, relax in Yellowstone (by Michael Charles Smith)--says he's a Republican running for President; doesn't support increase in parks budget until budget balanced
2/4/07 Yellowstone on skis with the New Mexico ski club (by Yellowstonedreamer)--check out the picture
2/4/07 Wolves, X Games and the coaching flap (by readers of Aspen Times)--second set of letters
2/3/07 Jay Nightwolf speaks about Pine Ridge -- Please help (by
Jim Macdonald The Magic of Yellowstone)--with comparisons of Yellowstone to Pine Ridge
2/3/07 Heading the right direction in Yellowstone: Snowmobiling is no longer unlimited in Yellowstone Park, but a compromise of guided tours on rented machines seems to have worked well (by Dennis Anderson Star Tribune--MN)
2/3/07 Global warming: A silver lining? (by Yellowstoner)
2/2/07 Wild, wilder, wilderness (by PBurns)
2/2/07 Closeted snowmobiler comes out in snowless South (AP column in CNN)
2/2/07 What big teeth you have! Ideal for the Highlands (by Ben Macintyre The Times--UK)--suggests bringing wolves back to Scotland where they were killed off in 1743; uses Yellowstone to help support case
2/1/07 Is 650 wolves in Idaho a lot, or not? (by Ralph Maughan)
2/1/07 Why it's hard to hail wolf delisting (by Bill Schneider New West)
2/1/07 How many wolves is enough? (by Bill Schneider New West)
2/1/07 Of politics and wildlife (by Harry Harju Wyoming Tribune-Eagle)

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