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3/31/08 Idaho takes over wolf management (press release by Idaho Fish and Game)
3/31/08 Four wolves killed?? (by Defenders of Wildlife My Yellowstone Wolves)--only a $110 fine for not reporting a wolf kill
3/28/08 Status of gray wolf recovery, 3/24/08 to 3/28/08 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)--"Success!"
3/27/08 Open season on wolves in Wyoming: Many fear that wolves will end up right back on the endangered species list (press release by Defenders of Wildlife)
3/27/08 Late winter bison population estimate released (press release by National Park Service)--estimates 3000 buffalo now (over 1/3 have died this winter)
3/27/08 Bozeman residents come out for the buffalo and plan next organizing steps: Next meeting set for April 9 on buffalo and other local issues (by Bozeman Activist Central)--look for my introspective look at it sometime this weekend (probably) in the opinions section of the newspaper
3/27/08 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)--more buffalo killed (1253 total according to their email), video on elk capture program in Wyoming released
3/26/08 Two women protest bison slaughter in Yellowstone Park: Mammoth Visitor's Center temporarily closed (press release by Buffalo Field Campaign)--Mike Mease was telling me that CNN was there to witness it; he says there should be a report on it sometime next week
3/26/08 Cycling camp in the Grand Tetons (press release by Jackson Hole Cycling Experience in Hotel Terra)
3/23/08 “Fighting for the Buffalo” film and discussion--March 26 in Bozeman (media advisory by Bozeman Activist Central)--please come on out and support us and organize with us on Wednesday
3/21/08 Status of gray wolf recovery, 3/17/08 to 3/21/08 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
3/20/08 Yesterday, a reader here sent me an email saying that Xanterra (Yellowstone National Park Lodges) had accidentally compromised personal information (possibly including credit cards). A Xanterra Director of Sales and Marketing has said that no credit card information was compromised but that there was a "technical glitch with regards to emailed reservations confirmations." Some confirmations were sent accidentally to the wrong email addresses. Xanterra is currently looking at the cause. If you are concerned, they suggest you call Xanterra at 866-439-7375 or by email at
3/20/08 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign in New West)--buffalo killing total at 1,181, or 25% of the total population
3/19/08 Yellowstone begins testing and holding bison (press release by National Park Service)
3/19/08 Activists sue to block ESA wolf delisting (by E. Jay Donovan in Environment News)--this is a publication by the conservative think tank, the Heartland Institute
3/18/08 Special update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)
3/18/08 Residence Coordinator (job notice by Yellowstone National Park Lodges--Xanterra--in CoolWorks)--one of the more unusual and interesting jobs in Yellowstone
3/18/08 Popular guidebook helps many travel to Yellowstone Park (press release by Yellowstone Treasures in PRWeb)
3/17/08 Wild bison slaughter breaks 20th century record: 1,098 American bison killed since November (press release by Buffalo Field Campaign)
3/17/08 Groups ask congressmen to help halt killing of Yellowstone National Park bison (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)--a pdf of the open letter
3/14/08 Off-season opportunities for hardy cyclists (press release by National Park Service)
3/14/08 Status of gray wolf recovery, 3/07/08 to 3/14/08 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
3/14/08 Moving along--slowly (by Yellowstoner)--updates on Yellowstone fly fishing maps
3/13/08 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign in New West)
3/13/08 UW professor co-writes nature report on denitrification of streams and rivers (press release by University of Wyoming)
3/13/08 Yellowstone to conduct safety and sobriety checkpoints (press release by National Park Service)--this weekend on U.S. 191
3/13/08 Martian Yellowstone (by David S. F. Portree)--approximate transcript of a 1998 radio program
3/12/08 Contract awarded for Old Failtful Visitor Education Center (press release by National Park Service)
3/11/08 Signs of bear activity in Yellowstone (press release by National Park Service)
3/11/08 Yellowstone firewood permits available soon (press release by National Park Service)
3/11/08 Best place to see gray wolves: Safe haven for wolves in Yellowstone (press release by Rusty Parrot Lodge & Spa in PR Newswire)
3/10/08 Bear-proof food canisters mandatory for most backcountry travel in Grand Teton National Park (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
3/8/08 Downloadable flyers for “Fighting for the buffalo” film and discussion (by Bozeman Activist Central)--help us get the word out
3/7/08 Status of gray wolf recovery, 2/29/08 to 3/07/08 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
3/6/08 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)--880 killed buffalo so far for this winter, just under 19% of all bison in Yellowstone
3/6/08 Wolves, grizzlies split endorsement (by Wyoming Vote Tracker)--in case people are wondering, the Yellowstone Newspaper declines to endorse anyone in any and all electoral contests
3/5/08 West Entrance station construction will temporarily limit some off-season park access (press release by National Park Service)
3/5/08 Gnats to you (by Yellowstoner)
3/4/08 Montana Department of Livestock captures 51 bison (press release by Montana Department of Livestock)
3/4/08 Fighting for the buffalo--discussion and film--March 26, 7PM, in Bozeman (by Bozeman Activist Central)--for the sake of transparency, I am helping with this effort. The goal of the event is to begin organizing an environmental, economic, and social justice group in Bozeman
3/4/08 Bison advocates and landowners call for changed management: Buffalo Field Campaign and Horse Butte landowners seek increased tolerance for bison in cattle-free zone outside western boundary of Yellowstone National Park (press release by Buffalo Field Campaign and Earthjustice)
3/4/08 NPS Retirees: Current gun rules for national parks are working, should not be weakened: U.S. Sentators 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)
3/4/08 Cooks, Chefs & Food Service workers (job notice by Yellowstone National Park Lodges--Xanterra--in CoolWorks)
3/3/08 Are wolves the pronghorn's best friend? Fewer wolves may mean fewer pronghorn in greater Yellowstone (press release by Wildlife Conservation Society)
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3/31/08 Reaction to wolf delisting mixed in Cody country (by Carole Cloudwalker Cody Enterprise)
3/31/08 Trophy/predator line at WYO 120 (by Cody Enterprise)
3/30/08 Bison numbers (by Madelyn Jarrett KULR--MT)--with video
3/30/08 Closed talks continue over the future of Sylan Pass (AP story in KIFI--ID)
3/30/08 Wolves could start moving out of set recovery areas (by Great Falls Tribune)
3/30/08 What's next for wolves? State pins hopes on public acceptance, program to compensate ranchers (by Karl Puckett Great Falls Tribune)
3/30/08 Temporary personnel changes on Gallatin National Forest (by Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
3/29/08 Gray wolves to be hunted after delisting (by John Wolper eFluxMedia)
3/29/08 Wolves struggle outside zone (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
3/29/08 Wolves are back; humans are howling (by Jim Doherty The Washington Post)
3/29/08 Not ready to fight--yet (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
3/29/08 New era begins for wolves in Idaho: Under state management, life could change for the state's 800 gray wolves but not right away (by Roger Phillips Idaho Statesman)
3/29/08 Fair game (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
3/29/08 Gray wolf hunts planned after federal delisting (by Associated Press)
3/29/08 Gray wolf is removed from endangered list (by Deseret Morning News--UT)
3/29/08 Bison herd plummets (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
3/29/08 All eyes on skies, snowfall record (by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. Jackson Hole News and Guide)--a lot of snow in the mountains in southern Greater Yellowstone
3/29/08 Wolves come off endangered list (by Karin Ronnow and the AP Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
3/28/08 Grey wolf now delisted (by Peter Vandergrift and the AP Livingston Enterprise)--6th story
3/28/08 Wolf delisted (by Katie Ussin KULR--MT)--with video
3/28/08 State assumes wolf control (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
3/28/08 Gray wolf: Still endangered? (by CNN)
3/28/08 Aspen Env't Forum: The word on gray wolves: Wolf recovery cheif Ed Bangs talks about the species' delisting (by Lisa Hymas Grist)
3/28/08 Wolves now under state protection (by Wolves now under state protection Rocky Mountain News)
3/28/08 Wolf delisting becomes official (by Montana's News Station)
3/28/08 Redfield chases skunks out of calving shed, fixes elk fence (by Sharon Ruckman The Prairie Star--MT)
3/28/08 Interagency passes available at Hebhen Lake Ranger District (by West Yellowstone News)
3/28/08 Gray wolf officially delisted today (by Peter Metcalf New West)
3/28/08 Wolves in state delisted (by Karl Puckett Great Falls Tribune)
3/28/08 Wolves lose protection (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
3/28/08 Idaho wolves lose federal protection today: Management of wolves in Rocky Mountain region shifts to state wildlife agencies (by Jason Kauffman Idaho Mountain Express and Guide)
3/28/08 Park bison numbers fall to 3,000 (by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
3/27/08 Two pro-bison protesters arrested in Yellowstone National Park (by Peter Vandergrift Livingston Enterprise)--5th story
3/27/08 Bison numbers down (by KIFI--ID)
3/27/08 States to take over wolf management Friday (by Karl Puckett Great Falls Tribune)
3/27/08 Climate change affecting trees, streams in the West (AP story in The Union-Tribune--CA)
3/27/08 Women protesting bison slaughter arrested (by Billings Gazette in Missoulian)--this happened at the Mammoth Visitor Center; I spent the vast majority of my night hanging out with Mike Mease of Buffalo Field Campaign after our event in Bozeman. More to follow not only in terms of a report back but in terms of future planning here. Very exciting.
3/27/08 Bison protesters arrested at Yellowstone National Park (by Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
3/27/08 Wolves trapped by shift in status: Decision to delist animals allows them to be killed in most of Wyoming, stirs confusion in Utah (by Patty Henetz The Salt Lake Tribune)
3/27/08 Forest meeting to look at recreation conflicts (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
3/26/08 Anti-wolf activist Ron Gillett allegedly attacks wolf activist: Lynne Stone says she took pictures of the Anti-Wolf Coalition director, then he grabbed and shook her (by Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman)
3/26/08 Idaho's wolf management plan soon to be in effect (by Tammy Scardino KPVI--ID)
3/26/08 Yellowstone National Park protesters jailed (by Montana's News Station)
3/26/08 Larger bison shipped to slaughter (by Bozeman Daily Chronicle)--1st story, which is absurd if you know anything about bulls and brucellosis; that and other absurdities will be talked about at our event tonight in Bozeman.
3/26/08 Ranchers outside wolf zone say they'll only target offending animals (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
3/26/08 Idaho studies rebuild of failed Teton Dam: More than three decades after colossal failure, some want dam on Teton River replaced (by Jeannette Boner Jackson Hole News & Guide)
3/25/08 Quake awakens Cooke City (by Peter Vandergrift Livingston Enterprise)--2nd story
3/25/08 Wolves on schedule to leave the endangered list Friday: Advocacy groups plan to sue in April but say they'll act sooner if too many wolves are getting killed (by Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman)
3/25/08 Forest Service may move to Interior: Some see agency as out of place under the USDA (by Christopher Lee The Washington Post)--an old controversy, would be a significant move
3/25/08 Anti-wolf activist arrested for assaulting wolf advocate (by Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman)
3/25/08 East Gate talks (by Penny Preston KULR--MT)--with video
3/25/08 Last-chance photos from Yellowstone east gate entrance go on display Tuesday, April 8 (by Northwest College--WY)
3/25/08 When bears attack, spray is your best defense: Study shows can of bear spray works better than a gun (by Brian Maffly The Salt Lake Tribune)
3/25/08 Yellowstone Park hit with 4.1-magnitude earthquake (by Brett French Billings Gazette in Missoulian)
3/25/08 Small earthquake rattles Yellowstone (by Montana's News Station)--with video
3/25/08 Minor quake rattles parts of Yellowstone (AP story in Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
3/25/08 Elk herd prolific in latest census (by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. Jackson Hole News & Guide)
3/25/08 Gray wolf to be taken off the endangered species list (by Ethan Theuerkauf The Flat Hat--VA)
3/24/08 Raising wolf recovery goals challenges good faith, says wolf advocate (by Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman)
3/24/08 With Friday delisting, wolves to be fair game in most of Wyoming (AP story in The Union-Tribune--CA)
3/24/08 Montanans divided over bison slaughter (by Elsa Partan npr)--with audio
3/24/08 Snowmobiler rescued near W. Yellowstone (by Montana's News Station)
3/24/08 End of the trail (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
3/23/08 Anger over culling of Yellowstone's bison (by Jim Robbins The New York Times)
3/23/08 Troubled waters hit Yellowstone (by Charlie Meyers The Denver Post)
3/22/08 Airport looks at safety (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
3/21/08 Yellowstone bison deaths at 1,192; 37 calves spared (AP story in KIFI--ID)--BFC reports 1195; calves "spared" for a life of quarantine and dysfunction
3/21/08 Yellowstone grazing allotments (by Francisco Tharp High Country News)
3/21/08 Ranch agrees to end grazing near park: Depredations pushed Diamond G to accept deal on federal land (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)--southeast of Yellowstone
3/21/08 Gray wolves make a comeback (by Claudia Atticot Post-Bulletin--MN)
3/21/08 Forest headquarters to stay (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
3/20/08 Record number of killed wolves (by KPAX--MT)--with video
3/20/08 Saving Yellowstone Lake (by Wes Smalling Casper Star-Tribune)
3/20/08 Park pens bison, tests for brucellosis (by Christine Uthoff Bozeman Daily Chronicle)--some points, bison in the north of Yellowstone will still be killed for exposure to brucellosis (which doesn't mean they have the disease), they will still be hazed and captured; what's more spring is typically the time of highest concentrations of hazing and slaughtering of bison west of Yellowstone, which is still going to be conducted with full gusto by the Montana Department of Livestock
3/20/08 Coming of spring could slow killing of Yellowstone bison (AP story in The Seattle Times)
3/20/08 Park to start holding bison for spring release (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
3/20/08 Feed areas may expand (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
3/19/08 Hunting is just one way to manage wolf packs: States will use both lethal and non-lethal methods to stop the newly delisted Northern Rockies wolves from killing livestock (by Nicole Scarmeas Plenty Magazine)
3/19/08 YNP winter use talks 'encouraging' to group (by Carole Cloudwalker Cody Enterprise)
3/19/08 East gate snowmobile use declines (by Carole Cloudwalker Cody Enterprise)
3/19/08 Bison slaughter, funding woes and landowner demands at Horse Butte (by David Nolt New West)
3/19/08 A bid to lure wolves with a digital call of the wild (by Kirk Johnson The New York Times)
3/19/08 Wolves in Wyoming kill fewer cows: 2007 also saw record number of wolves killed in the region (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
3/19/08 Federal agencies reneg on bison plan (by Jodi Hausen Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
3/19/08 More bison sent to slaughter (by Billings Gazette)
3/19/08 YNP packs large, old versus other wolves: Wolves do 'just fine' regardless, government scientist says (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
3/18/08 Conservation groups want deal for bison to cross Teton Ranch (by Peter Vandergrift Livingston Enterprise)--5th story
3/18/08 Wyndham opens Yellowstone time share (by Sara Clarke Orlando Sentinel)--oh dear
3/18/08 Number of bison killed sets record: As of Monday, total at 1,098--or about 25 percent of animals in Yellowstone (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)--number expected to rise over 1,200
3/18/08 Politics of protection: Wildlife groups, governments often disagree on whether to move species onto or off endangered, threatened lists (by Kevin Mayhood The Columbus Dispatch--OH)
3/18/08 In a warmer Yellowstone Park, a shifting environmental balance (by Jim Robbins The New York Times)
3/18/08 Winter park visits steady (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
3/17/08 Montana mine land bought: Conservation group will give Forest Service 1,500 acres near Yellowstone (AP story in Los Angeles Times)
3/17/08 Snowcoaches on the rise (by Daniel Person Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
3/17/08 Tourism unfazed by gas hike (by Ruffin Prevost Billings Gazette)
3/16/08 'Drowning' dictates how Yellowstone terraces grow (by Jeff Hecht NewScientist)
3/16/08 Visitor center groundbreaking set (by Billings Gazette)
3/16/08 Paying for pavement (by Jared Miller Casper Star-Tribune)
3/15/08 Legal status of wolves tied up in court (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
3/15/08 Not seen for a century, wolf kills sheep: Predator makes kills in Two Dot area (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
3/15/08 Yellowstone bison kill passes 1,000 mark (by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. Jackson Hole News & Guide)--number killed now at 1104, an infamous new record
3/15/08 Little known of rare species (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)--about wolverines
3/14/08 Wolf population rises (by Madelyn Jarrett and the AP KULR--MT)--with video
3/14/08 Search and rescue kept busy (by David Warner West Yellowstone News)
3/14/08 Biologist backs away from rabbit disappearance report (by Carol Hoffmann West Yellowstone News)
3/14/08 Game and Fish tackle antelope, elk studies (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
3/13/08 Park trespassing raises flags (by Daniel Person Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
3/13/08 Wolf population grows by a third (by Karin Ronnow Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
3/13/08 Yellowstone checkpoints (by Arianne Rapkoch KULR--MT)--with video
3/13/08 Law enforcement to increase patrol St. Patrick's Day weekend (by Ted Sullivan Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
3/13/08 New YNP visitor center being built (by Montana's News Station)
3/13/08 Bear aware (by Wes Smalling Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)
3/12/08 Bison slaughter nears record (by Kathy Weber and the AP KULR--MT)--with video
3/11/08 Yellowstone bears on the roam again (by Montana's News Station)
3/11/08 YNP bison slaughter nearing record high (by Montana's News Station)--YNP Deputy Chief Ranger, Tim Reid, calls the plan in place "a conservation success story"
3/11/08 'Make-or-break' time coming for Wyoming's snowpack (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
3/11/08 Wolf rule in effect (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)--rule 10(j)
3/11/08 Dems bask in caucus glow (by Tom Morton Casper Star-Tribune)--Democrats living in Yellowstone had a very long drive to Cody to participate in the caucus
3/10/08 Grand Teton mandates use of bear-proof food canisters (AP story in Montana's News Station)
3/10/08 Tribe official explains buffalo hunt decision (by Matt Loveless KLEW--ID)--with video
3/10/08 Forest Service seeks comment on wapiti grazing allottment (by David Nolt New West)
3/10/08 Biologists: Keep grouse hunt as is (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
3/8/08 High tech meets the call of the wild: Audio devices uses howls to keep track of wolves (by John Cramer Missoulian)--with audio; also a map of Montana wolf packs has also been published
3/8/08 Yellowstone bison slaughter nears all-time high: The animals are being killed primarily to prevent the spread of diseases to cattle (AP story in Los Angeles Times)--new all-time high of bison killed in a winter (1090) when 87 captured yesterday are killed; I don't quite understand how the numbers add up, but it's tragic either way
3/8/08 Will record oil price discourage tourists? (by Katy Niner Jackson Hole News & Guide)
3/7/08 State budgets $2.5 million for wolf management (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
3/6/08 Montana biologist withdraws claim of rabbit's disappearance (AP story in Flathead Beacon--MT)--whoops; see Opinion Pieces section for this month and last month for more on the controversy
3/6/08 13 bison captured outside tavern near West Yellowstone (AP story in Montana's News Station)
3/6/08 Yellowstone National Park entrance closing (by Montana's News Station)
3/6/08 Yellowstone sees busy February (by Billings Gazette)
3/6/08 Executive Director at Murie Center resigns (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
3/6/08 At Colter Pass, there's no choice with winter, embrace it (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
3/5/08 Two charged with hunting inside park (by Peter Vandergrift Livingston Enterprise)--5th story
3/5/08 Fight rages over guns in parks (by Dan Testa Flathead Beacon--MT)
3/5/08 Game and Fish raises black bear quotas: Increase not as high as managers proposed (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
3/5/08 62 more park bison sent to slaughter (by Billings Gazette)
3/5/08 Activists try to stop bison hazing (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)--Montana captures and will slaughter another 51 bison
3/5/08 Tribal bison hunt ends today (AP story in Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)
3/5/08 Old Faithful webcam is a hit (by Jane Engle Los Angeles Times)
3/5/08 Grand Teton Lodge seeks employees (by Idaho Mountain Express and Guide)--5th story
3/4/08 Groups seek more room for bison to roam (by United Press International)
3/4/08 More park bison sent to slaughter (by Billings Gazette)--when you count it all up, the total will be over 800, counting the DOL actions and the "hunts"
3/4/08 Two Nez Perce cited for park hunting (by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle)--any treaty law experts care to weigh in on what makes park hunting of bison off limits to Nez Perce? Was the creation of Yellowstone National Park considered an abrogation of the Treaty of 1855, or is it something else?
3/4/08 Game and Fish starts wolf info by phone, Web (by Jackson Hole News & Guide)
3/4/08 Park rangers would shoot down plan to lift gun restrictions (by Environment News Service)
3/3/08 Pronghorn thrive in wolves' shadow (by Associated Press)--saw a whole bunch yesterday near the park boundary
3/3/08 Teton Range bighorn herd collared for two-year study (by Cody Enterprise)
3/3/08 Montana ranchers seeking beef for food banks (by Charles S. Johnson Billings Gazette)--some slaughtered Yellowstone bison going to Montana Food Bank Network
3/3/08 More doubts on HQ move (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
3/2/08 Historic yellow buses return to Yellowstone (by David and Kay Scott The Oklahoman)--old story, but apprently new to Oklahoma; a similar but not identical story by David Scott made it Indiana in January
3/1/08 Poacher sentenced (by Arianne Rapkoch KULR--MT)--with video
3/1/08 Montanan sentenced for Yellowstone wildlife crimes (AP story in Billings Gazette)
3/1/08 No rabies in coyote (by Deseret Morning News--UT)--regarding coyote that bit two people near Old Faithful in December
3/1/08 Yellowstone elk poacher gets jail time (by Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
3/1/08 Today in history--March 1 (by Associated Press)--Yellowstone, as a national park, is 136 years old today.
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3/31/08 Wolf delisting takes wind out of sails of anti-wolf initiative (by Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman)
3/31/08 Wolves (by Curt Wells Daily News--ND)--2nd story
3/31/08 Not quite an essay on the significance of the Bozeman activist event on Yellowstone buffalo (by
Jim Macdonald The Magic of Yellowstone)
3/31/08 Welcome trends in Yellowstone winter visitation (by Billings Gazette)
3/30/08 Where's the remote? Virtual visits thinning crowds at parks (by Jeff Osgood The Salt Lake Tribune)
3/30/08 Park buffalo feed bill would be huge (by Barb Mickell in Billings Gazette)--not to mention an idea that would make no one happy
3/30/08 Iowans on the go: Deer, bison, skiers play in Wyoming (by Clayton Reitz in The Des Moines Register)
3/29/08 Our endangered national parks (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
3/29/08 Migratory animals (by David S. Wilcove in The New York Times)
3/28/08 Wyoming can make wolf management plan work (by Casper Star-Tribune)
3/28/08 A message to wolf haters: Fight trigger itch (by Bill Schneider New West)
3/28/08 It's time to quit fighting over wolves and learn to coexist (by Idaho Statesman)
3/28/08 Prairie home companions: Once slaughtered close to extinction, the buffalo roam again across the fields of Yellowstone National Park. Now they have a ghost of a chance (by William Booth The Washington Post)--interesting but very poor article in articulating the current reality of bison; 3/31 Booth had a live chat about his piece
3/28/08 Guns in the parks (by Ted Kerasote in West Yellowstone News)
3/28/08 Welcome back, wolves! (by Jennifer Lynch)
3/28/08 Poisonous mushrooms a DNA imprint (by Jerry George San Francisco Chronicle)
3/28/08 Wolves stripped of protections today (by My Yellowstone Wolves)--a Defenders of Wildlife blog
3/28/08 Wolves lose protected status today (by Plenty Magazine)
3/28/08 Why the buffalo can't roam (by Chicago Tribune)
3/27/08 For the buffalo (by Tom Rice)--birthday present
3/27/08 Bear spray vs bullets debate is off-target (by Dave Smith)
3/27/08 The pine beetle and forest fires (by Brodie Farquhar
3/25/08 Last chapter in Yellowstone (by The New York Times)
3/25/08 Breakfast (by Yellowstoner)--restaurant review of West Yellowstone
3/24/08 Bison being shipped to slaughter (by Amy McNamara, Greater Yellowstone Coalition)--firsthand account of witnessing bison being shipped to slaughter
3/24/08 Washington never went to Yellowstone (by Todd Gardner)
3/24/08 Have Yellowstone's grizzly bears and wolves recovered enough to be removed from the endangered species list? (by Janet Chapple)
3/24/08 Yellowstone: Where the buffalo no longer roam (by Yellowstone Insider)
3/23/08 Failing to protect Yellowstone bison (by Stephany J. Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign, in Billings Gazette)
3/23/08 Leave buffalo in peace in Yellowstone Park (by Lynda Turner in Billings Gazette)
3/22/08 To slaughter an icon (by Elaine Vigneault)
3/22/08 Good places to go visit trees (by Jennifer Chait Tree Hugging Family)--Beartooth Highway among those featured
3/22/08 Cheap oil is over: Kiss the gas-guzzling NASCAR era good-bye (by James Howard Kunstler talks about snowmobiles in Yellowstone
3/21/08 Racing the slopes, uphill and downhill (by Cindy Hirschfeld The New York Times)
3/19/08 Revolution of the small: The uselessness of global action and the need to take local action (here in Bozeman, Montana) (by
Jim Macdonald The Magic of Yellowstone)
3/19/08 Death row (by Tom Rice)--"This doesn't have to happen."
3/19/08 State wildlife agencies wait to take over wolves: 2007 also saw record number of wolves killed in the region (by Ralph Maughan)
3/19/08 Wolf hunt brings sadness (by Don Lauer in Idaho Mountain Express and Guide)
3/18/08 Yellowstone changes, along with warming (by Rebecca Onion)--it's wrong to say that climate change is even the most important factor on this issue; another is the number of grazing animals that have been confined to the Northern Range and simply ate all the native vegetation; to put it all on climate change makes it seem as though the human causes are global and abstract rather than also local and related to public policy
3/18/08 Columbus Dispatch, NY Times: On endangered species listings and wolves, grizzlies, polar bears, bald eagles ... (by Knight Science Journalism Tracker)
3/18/08 Down in the valleys (by Yellowstoner)
3/18/08 Studies show bear spray more effective than guns against grizzlies (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
3/18/08 Reduce slaughter; get bison plan moving (by Billings Gazette)
3/17/08 Why hunt Yellowstone area grizzly bears? (by Dave Smith)
3/17/08 Spring, YNP, & big fish (by Firehole Ranch)
3/17/08 Reid would rather avoid issue of guns in U.S. parks: A GOP senator's proposal could embarrass Dems in election year (by Lisa Mascaro Las Vegas Sun)--U.S. Sen. Harry Reid (D)--NV is the Majority Leader of the Senate
3/16/08 Brucellosis infests Yellowstone ungulates (by Western Institute for Study of the Environment)--reviews an article in Range magazine by Dave Skinner positively (pdf of that article); as for the review, these are ethical claims masquerading as a call for science
3/16/08 The loss of the creature (by Constance)
3/16/08 Animal Planet is degenerating, maaaan (by Jen)
3/16/08 Buffalo should be kept in park during winter (by Linda L. Sarles in Billings Gazette)--calls for renewing the old practice of feeding the buffalo
3/16/08 Mixed blessings (by Yellowstoner)
3/15/08 Boiling River (by meganinmontana)
3/15/08 Cabinet of curiosities: Yellowstone Park stickers, circa 1940 (by L.H. Crawley)
3/14/08 Dear Pat Flowers and the committee for Montana Fish, Wildfire and Parks revised bison hunt environmental assessment (by Katie Flynn in West Yellowstone News)
3/14/08 National Park Service revenues down $1.3 million on transition to America the Beautiful Pass (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
3/13/08 Snowmobilers continue to roam illegally into Yellowstone National Park (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
3/13/08 Turning on the off-season: A Yellowstone-Teton economic report (by Lucia Stewart New West)
3/13/08 The great American wolf (by Umer Hussain)--a school essay
3/12/08 Of wolves and onions: Flash in the pan (by Ari LeVaux Reno News and Review)
3/12/08 It's not a national park problem (by Jeff Welsch)--passes the buck to the IBMP for NPS's role in the bison slaughter; the IBMP is a sorry excuse for moral cowardice--more could and should be done
3/11/08 Allowing weapons ruins sanctuary (by Reed Jarvis in Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
3/11/08 Yellowstone ... 1964 (by Dee Oviatt)
3/11/08 Adventure at Yellowstone (by Chloe de Lishi)
3/11/08 Avalanches, snowmobiles, and Hot Carl (by Freeskier)
3/11/08 Comment: Wolf delisting and designation as distinct population segment (by Greg Marbut, Friends of the Northern Yellowstone Elk Herd, in Montana Hunting Today)
3/10/08 Yellowstone caldera keeps park shaking (by Dave Hoeft Cody Enterprise)
3/8/08 "Extinct jack rabbit still hopping in Yellowstone; what can we learn from this? (by Gina Cobb)
3/7/08 Orvis, help us restore Teton Creek (by Bill Schneider New West)
3/7/08 The true cost of brucellosis (by Robert Hoskins in New West)--which exposes the real ideological reason for the buffalo slaughter
3/7/08 Sunrise at Shoshone Lake with wapiti (by T.R.)
3/7/08 Out cold--winter in Yellowstone highlights extremes (by Rich Landers The Spokesman-Review in The Daily News--WA)
3/6/08 The straight skinny (by Yellowstoner)--commentary on the Web cams and the streaming video
3/5/08 Jackrabbit junk journalism (by Dave Skinner Flathead Beacon--MT)
3/5/08 Serenity now! (3 March 2008) (by Jeremy Sparks)
3/5/08 Loaded guns don't belong in national parks (by Erie Times-News--PA)
3/5/08 Proposed change could make parks riskier (by Amy McNamara, Greater Yellowstone Coalition, in Billings Gazette)
3/5/08 Do we need guns at Paradise? Some Northwest lawmakers have pushed the Bush Administration to allow visitors to carry loaded guns in our national parks; it gives backpacking a whole new meaning (by Knute Berger Crosscut Seattle)
3/5/08 The herbivore's dilemma (by Brendan Selby The Stanford Daily--CA)--includes a vegetarian angst tale from working in Yellowstone; where I worked, tuna fish was considered the vegetarian alternative
3/5/08 Lands are not only for sheep (by David C. Wray in Idaho Mountain Express and Guide)
3/5/08 Gray wolves removed from endangered species list, Defenders of Wildlife responds (interview of Mike Leahy, Defenders of Wildlife, by George Cadman Free Radio Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz IMC)--with audio
3/4/08 Yellowstone elk (art by Cristall Harper)
3/4/08 Yellowstone Wilderness (by Chris Townsend)
3/4/08 Violent deaths in the national parks (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
3/3/08 Wolves: Good for antelopes (for coyotes, not so much) (by Andrew Wetzler)
3/3/08 Pronghorns and wolves or Study of the Environment (by Western Institute for Study of the Environment)--a less positive reaction to the study out on rebounding pronghorn populations, as one would expect from a "wise" use organization
3/3/08 Lamar Valley (by Carrie McClane)--witnessed some disrespect for buffalo
3/3/08 Keep parks free of firearms (by USA Today)
3/3/08 Give gun owners uniformity: Park visitors need protection from human, animal threats (by Wayne LaPierre, National Rifle Association, in USA Today)
3/2/08 Of geologists, paleontologists, and science in the national park system (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
3/2/08 Yellowstone's microorganisms (by Janet Chappel)
3/1/08 Trio have the climb of their lives on Grand Teton (by Colleen Thomas Chicago Daily Herald)
3/1/08 Voices of the West: Guns in national parks (by Francisco Tharp and Sarah Gilman High Country News in San Francisco Chronicle)
3/1/08 Yellowstone's 136th anniversary today (by Best Fly Fishing Yellowstone)

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