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2/29/08 Elk poacher gets fine and jail time (press release by National Park Service)
2/28/08 Status of gray wolf recovery, 2/25/08 to 2/28/08 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
2/28/08 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces new lynx critical habitat proposal: Statement by Defenders of Wildlife of Wildlife Executive Vice President (press release by Defenders of Wildlife)
2/28/08 Spring plowing to begin in Yellowstone (press release by National Park Service)
2/28/08 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)
2/28/08 Assistant Manager (job notice by Pahaska Tepee in CoolWorks)
2/28/08 The wolf dating scene in Yellowstone Park (by Kathie Lynch in Ralph Maughan's Wildlife News)
2/27/08 Bison advocate closes trap; forcibly removed & arrested (press release by Buffalo Field Campaign in New West)--according to BFC's Web site; the total of dead bison are now 760, not sure if it includes the new numbers of dead from the Nez Perce hunt
2/27/08 Eleven conservation groups challenge federal wolf delisting: Wolf recovery strong but not yet complete (press release by Earthjustice)
2/26/08 2007-08 winter count of northern Yellowstone elk (press release by National Park Service)--somewhat lower than last year
2/25/08 Citizen takes action to shut down bison trap: "I called, I wrote, and no response ... This is my response." (press release by Buffalo Field Campaign)
2/25/08 Critics: Changing gun laws in national parks would open a "pandora's box" of problems (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
2/23/08 Rangers Association points out flaws in Secretary Kempthorne's weapons logic (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
2/22/08 Status of gray wolf recovery, 2/16/08 to 2/22/08 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
2/22/08 National Parks Conservation Association says NRA effort to weaken national parks regulations risks visitor, wildlife safety: Under pressure, Administration reopens national park regulations requiring guns be unloaded (press release by National Parks Conservation Association)
2/22/08 NPS Retirees: Current gun rules for national parks are working, should not be weakened: U.S. Senators urged to stick with current "common sense" rule permitting unloaded, stored guns in parks; increased poaching and risks to campers, rangers and historic sites seen under looser approach: The requirement that guns in parks be unloaded and put away is a reasonable and limited restriction to facilitate a legitimate purpose--the protection of precious park resources and visitors' safety (press release by The Coalition of National Park Service Retierees)
2/22/08 National Parks Conservation Association: Interior buckled to NRA over park gun laws (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
2/21/08 Wolves lose protection under Endangered Species Act: Premature delisting severely threatens continued existence of the Northern Rockies gray wolf (press release by Defenders of Wildlife)
2/21/08 Bush Administration announces plan to strip wolves of endangered species protection: Conservation group says "Americans will howl rage," promises legal action (press release by Natural Resources Defense Council)
2/21/08 Bush Administration strips legal protections for Northern Rockies wolves; conservationists to fight for wolves in court (press release by Center for Biological Diversity)
2/21/08 Bush Administration plan to remove wolf protection draws criticism (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
2/21/08 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)--290 now slaughtered by NPS this month; more than 400 now killed this winter; Montana Department of Livestock readying Horse Butte capture facility
2/21/08 Stephens Creek bison capture facility emptied (press release by National Park Service)
2/20/08 Greater Yellowstone Coalition supports state management of wolves (press release by Greater Yellowstone Coalition)
2/20/08 Settlement reached in lawsuit challenging illegal sheep grazing in Yellowstone ecosystem: U.S. Sheep Experiment Station agrees to conduct environmental analysis (press release by Center for Biological Diversity)
2/20/08 Some Yellows tone Park wolf news (by Ralph Maughan)
2/18/08 Yellowstone captures another 100 bison (by buffaloed)--confirmed by a press release by BFC sent out morning of 2/19
2/18/08 New paradigm on ecosystem ecology proposed (press release by Yale University in ScienceDaily)
2/17/08 Bison slaughter in Yellowstone National Park draws protest against Park Service (by
Jim Macdonald The Magic of Yellowstone in National Parks Traveler)--be sure to check out the discussion under the article; I've written a response that might as well be its own essay
2/15/08 Status of gray wolf recovery, 2/08/08 to 2/15/08 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
2/14/08 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)--127 slaughtered this week; 239 total dead buffalo this winter--:(
2/14/08 Bison management operations continue near Gardiner (press release by National Park Service)
2/14/08 Advocates to hold week of actions as Yellowstone bison slaughter continues (press release by Buffalo Field Campaign)
2/14/08 Yellowstone base camp (by Moose Peterson)
2/14/08 Hareless: Yellowstone's rabbits have vanished, study says (press release by Wildlife Conservation Society in EurekAlert)
2/12/08 Bison slaughter increased in Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park sends 30 more bison to slaughterhouse; captures 44 more (press release by Buffalo Field Campaign)--67 slaughtered by NPS this week; many more waiting slaughter
2/11/08 Yellowstone National Park slaughters 37 of America's last wild buffalo: Park captured 41 more Sunday; 17 calves to be sent to quarantine research facility (press release by Buffalo Field Campaign)
2/11/08 Working Shop Foreman / Mechanic (job notice by Yellowstone Vacations in CoolWorks)
2/8/08 Status of gray wolf recovery, 2/01/08 to 2/08/08 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
2/8/08 Yellowstone National Park captures 53 of America's last wild bison: Park intends to slaughter without testing; calves may be sent to experimental quarantine facility (press relase by Buffalo Field Campaign)--also, rally and week of action info released
2/8/08 Park opens Stephens Creek bison capture facility (press release by National Park Service)--area around capture facility closed for "safety reasons"
2/7/08 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)--102 bison now dead this winter, all from hunting; rally February 16, 8:30 AM, West Yellowstone
2/4/08 Yellowstone recruits for 2008 YCC program (press release by National Park Service)
2/4/08 National Parks Conservation Association calls on Congress to improve proposed parks budget (press release by National Parks Conservation Association)
2/4/08 NPS Retirees: Current gun rules for national parks are working, should not be weakened: U.S. Senators urged to stick with current "common sense" rule permitting unloaded, stored guns in parks; increased poaching and risks to campers, rangers and historic sites seen under looser approach: The requirement that guns in parks be unloaded and put away is a reasonable and limited restriction to facilitate a legitimate purpose--the protection of precious park resources and visitors' safety (press release by The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees)
2/4/08 Seasonal Professionals (job notice by Covered Wagon Ranch in CoolWorks)
2/2/08 Yellowstone Park wolves: Mange is showing up (and more news) (by Ralph Maughan)
2/2/08 U.S. Senator to make bid to allow national park visitors to carry guns (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
2/1/08 Status of gray wolf recovery, 1/25/08 to 2/01/08 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
2/1/08 United States achieves cattle brucellosis class free status (press release by United States Department of Agriculture)--and many would kill every buffalo (and some every elk) in Greater Yellowstone in order to keep it
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2/29/08 Tribal bison hunt to end Sunday (AP story in KIFI--ID)
2/29/08 Guns in national parks? Rule change might make it possible soon (by Rob Hotakainen Kansas City Star)
2/29/08 Fish, Wildlife & Parks offers scoping period on bison hunt (by David Nolt New West)
2/29/08 Wolves come off endangered list (by Kevin Bottrell The Torrington Telegram--WY)
2/29/08 Idaho growers hail wolf delisting: Wolf is back and here to stay, says sheep group leader (by Patricia R. McCoy Capital Press--OR)
2/29/08 "This is my response" bison protester says (by David Warner West Yellowstone News)
2/29/08 More bison sent to slaughter (by Billings Gazette)--following numbers a bit confusing because of the rapid rate of killing; 14 more bison captured by Yellowstone National Park yesterday
2/29/08 Feds: Expand lynx zone (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
2/29/08 Reversal calls for expanded lynx protection: Proposal identifies 10,590 miles near park for habitat (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
2/29/08 County in lynx habitat (by Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/28/08 100 more Yellowstone bison captured; total tops 600 (AP story in Great Falls Tribune)--total including the hunts is 760
2/28/08 Feds offer new proposal for lynx habitat (by Dennis Bragg KPAX--MT)
2/28/08 A howl for wolves (by Dallas Morning News)
2/28/08 Nez Perce, FWP clash over hunt for bison: Tribe takes 50 bison, 8 or 9 elk so far (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
2/28/08 Nez Perce want to expand hunt (by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
2/28/08 Groups to challenge wolf delisting (by Perry Backus Missoulian)
2/28/08 Groups resisting delisting (by Jim Mann Daily Inter Lake--MT)
2/28/08 Groups declare intent to file lawsuit over delisting of wolves (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
2/28/08 Conservationists serve notice of lawsuit over wolf delisting (by Environment News Service)
2/28/08 Panel hears plea for protection (by Noelle Straub Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/28/08 Senators hear Wyo Range support (by Noah Brenner Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/28/08 Northern Yellowstone elk count continues to fall (by Daniel Person Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
2/28/08 Feds move to delist wolves (by Chris Peterson Hungry Horse News--MT)
2/27/08 Yellowstone elk numbers steady after decline (AP story in Helena Independent Record)
2/27/08 Oregon group joins push to keep federal protection for wolves (by Michael Milstein The Oregonian)
2/27/08 Bison policy critic makes court showing (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)--Montana Department of Livestock captures 30 more bison; they are expected to be slaughtered; Park Service slaughters 48 with another 157 expected to be slaughtered. So, the total actually slaughtered is 338; the total is expected shortly to arise to 525. Another 132 were killed in the hunt; shortly the total of bison killed this winter will rise to 657, or almost 14% of the total herd.
2/27/08 Count shows elk pushing north out of Yellowstone (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
2/27/08 20 bighorn sheep collared for study (by Billings Gazette)--in the Tetons
2/27/08 Judge raps guns in national parks (by Tom Morton Casper Star-Tribune)
2/27/08 Grouse review begins a new (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
2/27/08 Officials assess refuge herd at mid-winter: Mortalities are down, but officials worry about high numbers, warmer temperatures (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/27/08 Satan's dog (by Ben Cannon Planet Jackson Hole)
2/27/08 Man facing charges after bison protest (by Montana's News Station)--with video
2/27/08 Buffalo protester posts $5,000 bail (by Bozeman Daily Chronicle)--1st story
2/26/08 Yellowstone ready to kill about 180 more bison: It's part of an accord designed to protect domestic cattle from brucellosis; opponents say it's not necessary (AP story in Los Angeles Times)--when killed, the death total this winter will top 600, 470 by slaughter (1/8 and 1/10 of the entire herd respectively, with Horse Butte about to operate)
2/26/08 Yellowstone lake trout (by Penny Preston KULR--MT)--with video
2/26/08 Gray wolves will be hunted again (by Justin Ewers U.S. News & World Report)
2/26/08 Map brings Cody into greater focus: Effort aims to boil down area's history, recreation, ecology (by Ruffin Prevost Billings Gazette)
2/26/08 Protest over bison policy shut down (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
2/26/08 Man attempts to block bison capture (by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle)--and has since been arrested
2/26/08 Feds to seek looser gun regs in parks (by Daniel Person Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
2/26/08 Local expert: Wolf delisting a positive step (by Carrie Haderlie Laramie Boomerang)
2/26/08 Today in history--Feb. 26 (by Associated Press)--Grand Teton founded in 1929 (though Jackson Hole section not added until later)
2/25/08 Monitoring needed to sustain wolf population (by Buzzy Hassrick Cody Enterprise)
2/25/08 Game and Fish: No imminent wolf slaughter (AP story in Montana's News Station)
2/25/08 Wolf debate not over yet (by John Cramer Missoulian in Billings Gazette)
2/24/08 'It's important that it be here' (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)--a whole series of stories today in this newspaper on wolves
2/24/08 'Their greatest highlight' (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
2/24/08 'We're going to start conservatively' (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
2/24/08 'A real efficient killer' (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
2/24/08 'It's really been a bad deal' (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
2/24/08 Howls of protest as America declares open season grey wolves: Row between US wildlife groups and government after US removes protection for grey wolves (by Robin McKie The Guardian--UK)
2/23/08 U.S. considers easing ban on guns in national parks: Advocates of change say it will improve safety; opponents are convinced it would do the opposite (by Richard Simon and Judy Pasternak Los Angeles Times)
2/23/08 Gray wolves delisted from endangered species (by Samia Sehgal The Money Times--India)
2/23/08 B-T: Bad dog owners (by Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/22/08 Bison capture corrals stay busy (by Peter Vandergrift The Livingston Enterprise)--6th story
2/22/08 Northern Rockies gray wolves off endangered list (by Don Wimberly Voice of America)--with audio
2/22/08 Gray wolves to lose endangered status: Federal officials act after a 20-year effort to reestablish populations in the Northern Rockies; critics call the decision shortsighted (by Tami Abdollah Los Angeles Times)
2/22/08 Government hails wolf recovery as success: Delisting notice to be published next week; critics plan to launch legal challenge (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
2/22/08 Hunters could bag a wolf as early as fall: Federal officials removed the animal from endangered species protection and may give control to states next month: Some environmental groups don't trust the state will protect populations and may sue (by Rocky Barker and Roger Phillips Idaho Statesman)
2/22/08 Feds' de-listing of gray wolf draws howls: Ranchers rue the predators' return; wildlife experts say their toehold remains fragile (by Joey Bunch The Denver Post)
2/22/08 Endangered species: Feds opt to delist gray wolf (by John Cramer Missoulian)
2/22/08 Officials to delist wolves in Northern Rockies (by Karl Puckett Great Falls Tribune)
2/22/08 Wolves to be delisted (by Eve Byron Helena Independent Record)
2/22/08 States make plans for wolves (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
2/22/08 Grey wolves no longer endangered: U.S. gov't: Environmental groups say removal from list premature, vow to fight ruling (Reuters story in Edmonton Journal--Canada)
2/22/08 Jim Wilcox: The right shape and the right color (by Bob Bahr American Artist)--paints the Tetons
2/22/08 March of mud snails may be unstoppable (by Paul Easton The Dominion Post--NZ)
2/22/08 Gray wolves removed from endangered species list (by Daniel Person Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
2/22/08 U.S. ends protections for wolves in 3 states (by Kirk Johnson The New York Times)
2/22/08 Federal officials: 'Wolves are back' (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/21/08 Local residents react to delisting news (by Peter Vandergrift The Livingston Enterprise)--2nd story
2/21/08 Research to target unwanted lake trout: Funds sought for study (by Bob Krum Billings Gazette)
2/21/08 Federal delisting of Northern Rockies wolves headed for court (by Environment News Service)
2/21/08 Wolves off endangered list: Management of species turned over to Wyoming, Idaho and Montana (by Bill Scanlon Rocky Mountain News)--here is a link to the FWS final rule (in pdf)
2/21/08 Northern Rockies gray wolf delisted (by Peter Metcalf New West)
2/21/08 Thriving Canadian wolves in Rocky Mountain states no longer endangered (by The Canadian Press)
2/21/08 Gray wolf to be taken off endangered list (by Oren Dorell USA Today)
2/21/08 Feds: Gray wolves in Northern Rockies will come off endangered list (AP story in The Wenatchee World--WA)
2/21/08 U.S. to move gray wolf off endangered species list (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
2/21/08 Another 60 park bison sent to slaughter Thursday (AP story in KXMC--ND)
2/21/08 Jackrabbit mystery in Yellowstone Park (interview of Joel Berger by Alex Chadwick npr)--with audio
2/21/08 Feds expected to delist wolves today (by Christine Uthoff Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
2/21/08 Feds to rule on gray wolf delisting today (by John Cramer Missoulian)
2/21/08 Will wildlife officials delist wolves? If they do, the decision would be final in 30 days unless stopped in court (by Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman)
2/21/08 Funding questions abound as feds change wolf's status (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
2/21/08 Groups challenge wolf delisting' (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
2/21/08 E. Idaho sheep station to create environmental analysis (AP story in KIFI--ID)
2/21/08 Wolf delisting expected (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/21/08 State announces wolf hunting dates (by Eve Byron Helena Independent Record)
2/20/08 55 bison sent to slaughter (by Billings Gazette)--15 more captured; 230 now slaughtered and 60 remaining in Stephens Creek
2/20/08 Western wolf delisting looms: Notice of delisting will be published in the Federal Register next week (by Jason Kauffman Idaho Mountain Express and Guide)
2/20/08 Wolves in Northern Rockies face removal from endangered list (AP story in The Union-Tribune--CA)
2/20/08 FWP adopts wolf hunting season plans (by Kay Rossi KXLH--MT)
2/20/08 Fewer park visitors over holiday (by Billings Gazette)--but up for season
2/20/08 EPA slams new plan for Sublette gas field: Watchdog agency rips BLM proposal, says past study underestimated pollution by factor of 5 (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/19/08 31 bison sent to slaughter, more captured (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
2/19/08 State set to take over wolf kill payments (by Perry Backus Missoulian)
2/19/08 Island Park and Yellowstone seesaw (by Sarah Schwabe KIDK--ID)
2/19/08 Charity climbs test mountaineers' limits (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
2/19/08 Skier hurt in fall (by Michael Pearlman Jackson Hole News & Guide)--in the backcountry south of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
2/18/08 Guns in Yellowstone? (by Nick Lough KULR--MT)--with video
2/18/08 Enzi mum about third term (by Michael Johnson Cody Enterprise)--Sen. Mike Enzi (R)--WY spoke about efforts to keep Sylvan Pass open in winter
2/18/08 Re-introduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park topic of Ouachita lecture (by Dolores Harrington The Daily Siftings Herald--AR)
2/18/08 Nez Perce men take part in buffalo hunt (by Jack McNeel Indian Country Today)
2/18/08 French team to visit state for talks on bear habitat (by John Cramer Missoulian)
2/18/08 Guns dispute holds up Senate vote on lands bill (AP story in Billings Gazette)
2/18/08 In Wy. resort community, housing subsidies help keep middle-to-high income residents in town (AP story in Foster's Daily Democrat--NH)
2/17/08 U-Haul truck crashes with tour bus near Yellowstone (by Montana's News Station)--a lot of damage but no one seriously hurt
2/17/08 Herd managers deem hunt a success (by Jeff Gearino Casper Star-Tribune)
2/16/08 More bison shipped to slaughter (by Billings Gazette)--on top of the 127 previously reported, NPS expected to ship another 17 to slaughter today
2/16/08 With jack rabbits gone, predators in Yellowstone turn to other species for food (by AHN)
2/16/08 Wyoming Range bill to get February hearing (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/16/08 Greeley man finds solace on the mountain peaks (by Dan England The Tribune--CO)
2/15/08 Wolf tourism in Yellowstone region (by John Sherer KBZK--MT)
2/15/08 From the February 12, 1938, issue: River took hardest way, formed Yellowstone canyon (by Science News)--2nd story
2/15/08 Montana Stockgrowers work on national beef industry (by The Prairie Star--MT)
2/15/08 Views sought on plan for Clarks Fork (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
2/15/08 'It's a bad time to be a tree' (by Jared Miller Casper Star-Tribune)
2/15/08 Grand Targhee wins expansion approval (by Chris Hansen New West)
2/15/08 Wyoming Range bill to get February hearing (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/15/08 Senators rip Forest Service over wildfire budget cuts (by Noelle Straub Casper Star-Tribune)
2/14/08 Scientist: Rabbit gone from Yellowstone (by Associated Press)
2/14/08 Yellowstone mystery: Where are the rabbits (by United Press International)
2/14/08 Bison calves shipping out (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
2/14/08 Senators question Kempthorne: Subjects include mining royalties, plans for Sylvan Pass (by Noelle Straub Billings Gazette)
2/14/08 Hunters discover ancient remains (by Ruffin Prevost Billings Gazette)
2/13/08 School in Mammoth faces closure (by Peter Vandergrift The Livingston Enterprise)--4th story
2/13/08 Dozens more Yellowstone bison face slaughter (AP story in The Union-Tribune--CA)
2/13/08 Park bison taken to slaughter (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
2/13/08 More bison captured for slaughter (by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
2/13/08 A special delivery: Greetings from 1929 (by Tania deLuzuriaga The Boston Globe)
2/13/08 A very special delivery: 1929 postcard arrives 79 years late: Card delivered to Brighton home (by WCVB--MA)
2/13/08 Parks' gun rules may change (by Michael Jamison Missoulian)--a lot of info on the legislative maneuvering in Congress on this issue
2/13/08 Beyond beacons and probes: Avalanche expert emphasizes role of human factors in accidents (by Jon Duval Idaho Mountain Express and Guide)
2/13/08 Jacksonites want to save BTNF headquarters (by Sam Petri Planet Jackson Hole)
2/12/08 Bison removed for slaughter (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
2/12/08 Forecast river flow looks OK (by Lorna Thackeray Billings Gazette)
2/12/08 Lawmakers try again with bill to regulate domestic elk industry (AP story in The Oregonian)
2/12/08 37 bison sent to slaughter from park (by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/12/08 A conversation with Joel Berger: When grizzlies ruin Eden, moose take to the road (by Claudia Dreifus The New York Times)
2/11/08 Despite man's efforts wolves make a comeback in Montana (by Mark Holyoak KPAX--MT)--with video; udated 2/20
2/10/08 Yellowstone recruits for conservation corps (AP story in Montana's News Stations)
2/10/08 Yellowstone gets used to fewer snowmobiles (by Timonty Alex Akimoff Missoulian)--with video
2/10/08 A winter's tale (by Wes Smalling Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)--on animal watchers in Yellowstone
2/10/08 Cody marks explorer's bicentennial (by Ruffin Prevost Billings Gazette)--for John Colter, first Euroamerican explorer known to have passed through Yellowstone region
2/10/08 UI researchers learning about early life on earth, other planets (by Greg Kline The News-Gazette--IL)
2/9/08 'No other viable option' (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)--emergency elk feeding north of Jackson
2/9/08 Officials expect busy season after bison hunt (by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
2/9/08 Pine beetle trigger worries about wildfires and economy (AP story in Deseret Morning News--UT)
2/9/08 Public blasts HQ move (by Katy Niner Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/8/08 Bison captured outside of Yellowstone (by Montana's News Stations)
2/8/08 Bison hunt in Gardiner area to resume Saturday afternoon (AP story in KULR--MT)
2/8/08 Feds plan grouse study (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
2/8/08 Talk backcountry at Teton Pass open house (by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle)--in order to pursue a hazing operation near Gardiner
2/8/08 Talk backcountry at Teton Pass open house (by Michael Pearlman Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/7/08 Forest Service could quash leases (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
2/7/08 Snowmobiling in Yellowstone: Where the Arctic cats roam (by The Economist--UK)
2/7/08 Snowpack levels up (by Brad Devereaux The Lovell Chronicle--WY)
2/7/08 Beetles damaging Yellowstone whitebark pine trees: More than 170 trees killed per acre (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
2/7/08 Evolution of a hunt (by Michael Babcock Great Falls Tribune)
2/7/08 Rangers fear firearms on Jenny Lake shores (by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/7/08 Forest ups sale acreage (by Katy Niner Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/7/08 Official: National parks face lack of funding (by Martin B. Cassidy Greenwich Time--CT)
2/6/08 Yellowstone National Park hosting winter talk series (by Karen Matsumoto KBZK--MT)--with video
2/6/08 Idaho looks at griz compensation (AP story in Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)
2/6/08 Preserving the pronghorn corridor: B-T could amend Forest Plan to acknowledge migration route (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/6/08 Exum offering winter descents of the Grand (by Allen Best Idaho Mountain Express and Guide)--7th story
2/5/08 Americans spending less time in nature (by John Nielsen npr)
2/5/08 Does state have a say? (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)--regarding drilling in the Wyoming Range
2/5/08 Targhee wins expansion (by Katy Niner and Cara Froedge Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/4/08 A look at the biology of wolves in Montana (by Montana's News Station)--with video
2/4/08 U.S. brucellosis free first time in 74 years (by Montana's News Station)--with video
2/4/08 Cattle disease nearly eradicated (by Associated Press)
2/4/08 Should national parks relax gun laws? (by Kevin Woster Rapid City Journal)
2/4/08 Mountains of money (by Robin Goldwyn Blumenthal Barron's)--interesting story about Vail Resorts, concessionaire in Grand Teton National Park
2/3/08 Call of the West beckons boomers: Seniors appreciate the fresh air and simplicity of the region's mountainous states (AP story in Orlando Sentinel)
2/2/08 Final 'Ghee vote eyed (by Cara Froedge Jackson Hole News & Guide)--Grand Targhee will need to acquire and protect 299 acres of open space
2/1/08 An interview with William Campbell (by David Nolt New West)--Campbell is a journalist who made the movie Wolves in Paradise
2/1/08 Man injured in snowmobile accident near West Yellowstone (by Montana's News Station)
2/1/08 "A storm we couldn't ignore" closes school (by Carol Hoffmann West Yellowstone News)
2/1/08 Lion kitten dies in study (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
2/1/08 Researchers' hounds kill cougar's kitten (by Jackson Hole News & Guide)
2/1/08 Grouse need more help, biologists agree (by Dustin Bleizeffer Casper Star-Tribune)
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2/29/08 Don't weaken national park gun rules (by Pete Hart in Billings Gazette)
2/29/08 Make room for bison in Yellowstone area (by Joe Gutkoski, American Buffalo Foundation, in Billings Gazette)
2/29/08 Gray wolves delisted (by heavenabove)
2/29/08 Lower Falls of the Yellowstone 18x24 watercolor (art by Kathryn Grider)
2/29/08 Where have all the elk gone? Long time passing (by Tom Remington)
2/29/08 To the editor: (by Ann Stovall in West Yellowstone News)--on the bison slaughter
2/29/08 To the editor: (by Heidi Hauck in West Yellowstone News)--in appreciation of snowmobiles
2/29/08 Carrying guns in the national parks--is this being fast-tracked? (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
2/29/08 Why is Yellowstone destroying its bison herd? (by Bob Jackson in Ralph Maughan's Wildlife News)
2/29/08 No good reason for loaded gun in U.S. parks (by Billings Gazette)
2/29/08 Who's afraid of Canis lupus? (by Dennis Higman in Idaho Mountain Express and Guide)
2/28/08 The largest wild cat I have ever seen (by Joel and Laura Pontius New West)
2/28/08 Old Faithful and me (by Mouse)
2/28/08 Coming soon to a state near you, giant German shepherd hunting (by Bill Schneider New West)
2/27/08 Oscar winning material and no longer endangered (by Jamie Rhein Gadling)
2/27/08 Guns in national parks issue is a wedge to block an omnibus land protection bill (by Ralph Maughan)
2/26/08 Wyo wolf management plan should be cautious (by Casper Star-Tribune)
2/26/08 Interesting wolf articles (by Mary Ann Melton)--another appreciated plug for the links in this "newspaper" but also another comment on wolves and buffalo
2/26/08 Bison being slaughtered on your dime? (by Jen)
2/26/08 2007 national park visitation shows 3 million visitor increase (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
2/26/08 Park history: Grand Teton National Park (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)--is a deed necessarily good just because the result ended up that way? Consider Rockefeller's actions in Jackson Hole.
2/26/08 Wolf hunt would erase successful efforts (by Christopher Higgins in Billings Gazette)
2/25/08 Treating bison as family units--a metaphor for other social ills? (by
Jim Macdonald The Magic of Yellowstone)--considering a presentation by former Yellowstone ranger Bob Jackson, who gave a talk in Bozeman on Sunday
2/25/08 My buffalo moment (by radmul)
2/25/08 Read the full story before commenting on hares (by Joel Berger, University of Montana, in Billings Gazette)--replying to Terry McEneaney
2/25/08 Celebrate wolf recovery, delisting, and stop slinging arrows (by Whitney Tilt in New West)
2/25/08 Return of the wild: Reintroducing wolves to Yellowstone is as controversial as the park's policy of letting forest fires burn (by Winifred Gallagher Mother Earth News)--re-posted from September 1990
2/24/08 Forests shouldn't close more trails (by Kimard Kunnemann, Familes for Outdoor Recreation, in Billings Gazette)
2/24/08 Overprotection destroying our national parks (by Pat Durking Oshkosh Northwestern--WI)
2/23/08 Joel's winter Yellowsotne expedition (by Joel Pontius)
2/23/08 Wolves back in states' care (by The Denver Post)
2/22/08 Bison slaughter escalates (by heavenabove)
2/22/08 An end to federal protection of wolves (by Ian)
2/22/08 Interior Secretary opens door for new gun regulations in national parks (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
2/22/08 To the editor: (by Monica RavenHeart in West Yellowstone News)--on bison slaughter
2/22/08 To the editor: (by Kathleen Stachowski in West Yellowstone News)
2/22/08 Ending the wilderness drought (by Tim Baker, Alliance for the Wild Rockies, and Michael Garrity, Montana Wilderness Association, in New West)--two opposing views
2/22/08 The bar rises for wolf numbers and lawsuit success (by Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman)
2/22/08 Wolves are delisted (by Esmae)
2/22/08 Mass wolf kills on the agenda in Idaho (by PBurns)
2/22/08 Crawfish Bridge Yellowstone 11x14 oil (art by Kathryn Grider)--interesting to see this bridge and creek without seeing nearby Moose Falls
2/22/08 Yellowstone, winter '08 in 2.5 days (by geminai)
2/21/08 More guns in national parks (by Bill Schneider New West)
2/21/08 Yellowstone's wolves (by Mary Ann Melton)
2/21/08 Wolves removed from endangered species list (by John G. Martin)
2/20/08 Wolf battle heats up in the next few weeks (by Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman)
2/20/08 Who will work in the West's future company towns? (by Bill Croke High Country News)
2/20/08 Amazingly rational (by Yellowstoner)--in support of George Wuerthner's recent essay on bison
2/20/08 Fact or fiction: The white-tailed jack rabbit in Yellowstone (by Terry McEneaney in Billings Gazette)
2/20/08 Jackrabbits vanish from Yellowstone (by The Gist)
2/20/08 The Grand Tetons (by Mother Earth News)
2/19/08 Over 130 wild buffalo slaughtered in Yellowstone: Up to 275 will be sent to slaughter (interview of Stephany Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign, by George Cadman Free Radio Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz Indymedia)--with audio; in fact the total is now 175 slaughtered with another 100 waiting slaughter
2/19/08 A piece of good news for the buffalo (by Mary Ann Melton)
2/19/08 Yellowstone in Winter (by Elizabeth Wickland)--with a trip to Elkville, err Mammoth Hot Springs :)
2/19/08 Whether by fire or ice, some say world comes to an end in 2012 (by Liz Smith Baltimore Sun)
2/18/08 Meeting up with Buffalo Field Campaign in Yellowstone: The paradox of joy and failure (by
Jim Macdonald The Magic of Yellowstone)
2/18/08 Winter view of the Gardner (by Best Fly Fishing firsthand reports on bison in the Mammoth area and some opinions shared on the current bison situation
2/18/08 Let's work together to solve bison management challenge (by Glenn Hockett, Gallatin Wildlife Association, in New West)
2/18/08 Your fun corporate welfare news (by MgM)
2/18/08 Winter landscapes: Yellowstone (by Jai and Bee)
2/18/08 The return of the wolf to Yellowstone National Park (by Linda)
2/18/08 Snowmobiles and public lands: Unacceptable impacts on a winter landscape (by D. J. Schubert
2/18/08 No need for loaded guns in national parks (by Laura Scott Kansas City Star)
2/18/08 Quick run to the park yesterday (by Best Fly Fishing
2/18/08 We must work together now to forge forest fire policy (by Thomas H. DeLuca, Wilderness Society, in Great Falls Tribune)
2/16/08 The American bison: Clean as dirt (by Jon Merryman)
2/16/08 Grieving over Yellowstone's buffalo (by Mary Ann Melton)
2/15/08 Stopping slaughter of buffalo in Yellowstone: What's next to do? (by
Jim Macdonald The Magic of Yellowstone)
2/15/08 University shooting doesn't bring a halt to Interior Department's review of weapons ban in parks (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)--surprisingly, it did apparently cause them to postpone consideration until next week
2/15/08 Working through the head cold from hell (by Louise Schiele)--check out the fiber art of Old Faithful erupting
2/15/08 At Lewis Lake, Yellowstone, Wyoming (by fly fishing girl)
2/15/08 Good season to visit Yellowstone (by Billings Gazette)
2/14/08 A hare may return to Yellowstone; bison calves head to slaughter (by Andrew C. Revkin The New York Times)--calves that were going to be sent to quarantine were in fact sent to slaughter due to a problem with the permit; another winter, this one particularly looking very bad
2/14/08 Yellowstone's buffalo (by Mary Ann Melton)
2/13/08 Yellowstone bison slaughter a sham (by George Wuerthner New West)
2/13/08 Celebrating wilderness (by Roderick Nash in counterpunch)--but what exactly is wilderness? There's something too tidy about the way it's presented here.
2/13/08 Photo and painting of the West (by Jo Wrigley)--includes some comments about Thomas Moran's famous painting of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
2/13/08 Protect Yellowstone's--and America's--wild bison (by The Girls of GT)--and I would say this opinion on brucellosis doesn't go far enough; testing and slaughtering buffalo also is "sick and wrong" - that they didn't test them only saves us from the pretentiousness some have that brucellosis actually matters here
2/13/08 Numbering the herd (by Grace Hammond Planet Jackson Hole)
2/11/08 Again from his brumal sleep: Josh Ritter's Wolves (by girlinthegloaming)
2/11/08 Yellowstone buffalo (art by Cristall Harper)
2/10/08 Serene in steam--Yellowstone in winter provides visitors the freedom to see and feel the park (by Timonty Alex Akimoff Missoulian)--with video
2/10/08 Buffalo roundup in progress, again (by heavenabove)
2/10/08 Super Bowl weekend at Old Faithful was super (by Clay Jenkinson Bismarck Tribunte)
2/10/08 There's a bit of snow in West Yellowstone (by Best Fly Fishing
2/6/08 The animals of Yellowstone National Park: An Expert Studies report (by Heidi Franz BirdWords)
2/6/08 Internet use keeping people away from national parks (by Christopher Null Yahoo! Tech)
2/6/08 Venturing into the backcountry of the national park system (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
2/6/08 Reports on controversy hurt hunting outfitters (by Victor Jackson in Billings Gazette)
2/5/08 Winter report on the wolves of Yellowstone (by Janet Chapple)
2/5/08 What are your priorities for the national Parks? (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
2/5/08 Want loaded guns in national parks?--Senator Tom Coburn's your man! (by Josh Sugarman The Huffington Post)
2/5/08 The great outdoors of Yellowstone (by roboter)
2/4/08 Wildness does not always paint such a pretty picture (with pictures) (by MacNeil Lyons Yellowstone Spectator)
2/4/08 President's 2009 budget proposal lacking for national parks (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
2/4/08 Delisting of wolves shouldn't be delayed (by John Simmons in Billings Gazette)
2/3/08 Hey Park Service! Don't bulldoze Yellowstone buffalo just so I can stay on my side of the double yellow line (by
Jim Macdonald The Magic of Yellowstone)
2/3/08 Should the federal government support communities built in areas prone to natural disasters? ("Yes" by Chance Favors and "No" by Mary Oconnor Helium)
2/2/08 How will the President's 2009 budget proposal treat the Park Service (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
2/2/08 Yellowstone Treasures keeps evolving (by Janet Chapple)
2/2/08 Supervolcanoes (by dracadancer)
2/1/08 A natural view (by Katy Duffy West Yellowstone News)
2/1/08 Do we dare bargain with the extremist enviros? (by Lou Guzzo WhackyNation)--There seems to be a direct correlation between ad hominem attacks and otherwise poor argument (no matter who you are on the issue; that goes for so called moderates as well), but correlations don't make for reasoned analysis--nevertheless, is this reasoned?
2/1/08 YEE (by AJ)--congratulations
2/1/08 Great Falls of the Yellowstone (art in Idle Minutes)--with a penchant for getting place names slightly wrong
2/1/08 Impact of snowmobiles on Yellowstone National Park (by Aldo Bonincontro Helium)

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