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3/31/09 Archived advisory for Tue Mar 31 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/30/09 JH Airport Agreement Extension Draft EIS released (press release by National Park Service)
3/30/09 Archived advisory for Mon Mar 30 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)--we had big snowstorms this weekend, especially anything above the Gallatin Valley
3/29/09 Archived advisory for Sun Mar 29 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/28/09 Archived advisory for Sat Mar 28 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/27/09 Archived advisory for Fri Mar 27 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/26/09 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)--about 50 buffalo on Horse Butte; MT Department of Livestock watching but have not even set up the trap
3/26/09 Yellowstone late winter bison population estimate (press release by National Park Service)
3/26/09 Prospectus issued for float & fish concession contracts (press release by National Park Service)--in Grand Teton NP
3/26/09 Archived advisory for Thu Mar 26 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)--to those not from around here, yes, it's still snowing, especially in the mountains
3/25/09 Trails reopen after damaged tower removed (press release by National Park Service)
3/25/09 Archived advisory for Wed Mar 25 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/24/09 Archived advisory for Tue Mar 24 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/23/09 Flyers for "Bluegrass & Beyond Buffalo Benefit" (by Buffalo Allies of Bozeman)--great event coming up; a lot of local buzz starting to form; the event is April 11, at Bozeman's Poor House (15 N. Rouse), no cover charge, doors opening at 4 PM
3/23/09 Teton Park Road opens for spring activities (press release by National Park Service)
3/23/09 Archived advisory for Mon Mar 23 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)--a lot of fresh, though wet, snow last night
3/22/09 Archived advisory for Sun Mar 22 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/21/09 Early tourism in Yellowstone National Park caught on camera (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)--with video
3/21/09 Archived advisory for Sat Mar 21 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/20/09 Yellowstone open to hardy bicyclists (press release by National Park Service)
3/20/09 Brady Campaign wins injunction against weapons in national parks: Judge says process "astoundingly flawed" (press release by Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence)
3/20/09 Concealed carry in national parks suspended--NRA files motion to appeal (press release by National Rifle Association)
3/20/09 Archived advisory for Fri Mar 20 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/19/09 Federal judge issues scathing opinion in blocking "concealed carry" in national Parks, wildlife refuges (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
3/19/09 Yellowstone is instant hit (by Broadcastnow--UK)--BBC series will soon be showing in United States; wonder if this will raise British tourism to the park
3/19/09 Archived advisory for Thu Mar 19 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/18/09 Jackson Lake Lodge offers 'You Decide' package (press release by Grand Teton Lodge Company in PRNewswire)
3/18/09 Archived advisory for Wed Mar 18 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/17/09 Archived advisory for Tue Mar 17 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/16/09 Firewood permits available soon (press release by National Park Service)
3/16/09 Archived advisory for Mon Mar 16 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/16/09 Prince kills fish (by Yellowstoner)
3/15/09 Care to browse? (by Yellowstoner)--Frank Jay Haynes photography available electronically
3/15/09 Archived advisory for Sun Mar 15 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/14/09 Archived advisory for Sat Mar 14 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/13/09 Yellowstone news available on your desktop (press release by National Park Service)--RSS feeds for press releases from NPS; of course, you can get those and a lot more by just subscribing to the RSS feed for this section of this newspaper
3/13/09 Archived advisory for Fri Mar 13 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/12/09 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)--subtitled elsewhere as "The Brucellosis Argument Falls Apart", a shot at the bill in Montana legislature that would forbid Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks from moving disease free bison across state lines
3/12/09 Yellowstone to conduct safety checkpoints (press release by National Park Service)
3/12/09 Archived advisory for Thu Mar 12 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/11/09 Damaged tower prompts temporary trail closures (press release by National Park Service)--ski trails to Bunsen Peak
3/11/09 Grizzlies move into Bozeman (by Deb Courson Public News Service)--Thursday in Bozeman; doesn't say where the documentary is being shown
3/11/09 Philatelists rejoice: New stamps honoring Zion and Grand Teton National Parks on the way (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
3/11/09 Archived advisory for Wed Mar 11 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/10/09 Yellowstone arsenic no match for toxic-loving alga in MSU study (by Evelyn Boswell, Montana State University)
3/10/09 Yellowstone bears are waking up (press release by National Park Service)
3/10/09 Wolf mating season on the greatly reconfigured Yellowstone northern range (by Kathie Lynch in Ralph Maughan's Wildlife News)
3/10/09 Archived advisory for Tue Mar 10 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/9/09 Yellowstone alga found to detoxify arsenic (by ScienceDaily)--from Montana State University
3/9/09 Conservation groups will challenge removal of essential federal protections (press release by Earthjustice, Defenders of Wildlife, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity in Media-Newsire.com)
3/9/09 FOIA request seeks evidence of proper review of wolf delisting decision: Flawed decision undermines President Obama's pledge of scientific integrity and transparency (press release by Defenders of Wildlife)
3/9/09 Snow plowing of Teton Park Road begins (press release by National Park Service)
3/9/09 Animal Planet, BBC explore Yellowstone (by Emily Brookes C21 Media)
3/9/09 Archived advisory for Mon Mar 9 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/8/09 Archived advisory for Sun Mar 8 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/7/09 Yellowstone Association announces its summer hiking program in Yellowstone National Park (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
3/7/09 Archived advisory for Sat Mar 7 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/6/09 Same bad plan to delist wolves in the Northern Rockies: Salazar strips federal Endangered Species Act protection from wilves in Idaho, Montana (press release by Defenders of Wildlife)
3/6/09 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ignores need for a nationwide strategy to conserve wolves and moves forward with delisting wolves in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes (press release by Center for Biological Diversity)
3/6/09 Wolves lose federal protections under new ruling by Interior: Bush Administration rule leads to wolves removal from endangered species list (press release by Natural Resources Defense Council)
3/6/09 Interior Secretary Salazar upholds delisting of gray wolves in part of Yellowstone Ecosystem (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
3/6/09 Secretary Salazar affirms decision to delist gray wolves in Western Great Lakes, portion of Northern Rockies (press release by Department of Interior)
3/6/09 Archived advisory for Fri Mar 6 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/5/09 Archived advisory for Thu Mar 5 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/4/09 Archived advisory for Wed Mar 4 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/3/09 Retrospective on Teton search & rescues (press release by National Park Service)
3/3/09 Grand teton recruits for Youth Conservation Program participants (press release by National Park Service)
3/3/09 Archived advisory for Tue Mar 3 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/2/09 Nighttime highway closure scheduled (press release by National Park Service)--near the South Entrance and Flagg Ranch
3/2/09 Archived advisory for Mon Mar 2 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
3/1/09 Archived advisory for Sun Mar 1 2009 (by Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center)
 
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3/31/09 Wolf-kill compensation signed into law (by Karl Puckett Great Falls Tribune)
3/31/09 Interest surges in park jobs (by Camden Easterling Livingston Enterprise)--9th story
3/31/09 Yellowstone concerned about Sylvan Pass costs (AP story in Missoulian)
3/31/09 Game officers to alter some hunting seasons (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
3/31/09 Lands bill offers wolf-kill money (AP story in Billings Gazette)
3/31/09 National Elk Refuge extends elk feeding (by Billings Gazette)
3/30/09 New map highlights YNP area (by Richard Reeder Cody Enterprise)
3/30/09 3 small earthquakes shake south of town (by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. Jackson Hole News and Guide)
3/30/09 Business group looks at travel around Yellowstone (AP story in Missoulian)
3/29/09 New guide promotes Yellowstone Park: National Geographic releases map (by Ruffin Prevost Billings Gazette)
3/28/09 Quarantined park bison headed out of state (by Daniel Person Bozeman Daily Chronicle)--and SB 337, which would have prohibited MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks from moving bison out of the state died in the same House committee that killed HB 253 (the bill that would have stripped MT Department of Livestock of its authority over bison) by a 12-6 vote; while that's a victory, a few bison advocates quietly hoped SB 337 would pass because it would undermine the Interagency Bison Management Plan
3/28/09 Yellowstone bison avoid slaughter (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)--meaning that quarantined bison that have lived in captivity their entire lives, without family units, will now be spared slaughter and sent to the Northern Arapahos at the Wind River Reservation, where for the time they will continue to live behind a fence and be tested
3/27/09 Yellowstone reports few bison deaths this winter (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
3/27/09 Yellowstone reports few bison deaths this winter (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)--misleading since the population always falls in winter; however, it is true that the population is significantly down over the previous winter due to the mass slaughter and it is also true that we have no idea how the Park Service determines its estimates (the counts they do release to us say very clearly that they are not population estimates)
3/27/09 Saturday search and rescue (by West Yellowstone News)
3/26/09 Yellowstone trails (by Nichole Szemerei KULR--MT)--with video
3/26/09 River, range bill passes (by Cory Hatch and the AP in Jackson Hole News and Guide)
3/25/09 House approves bill to expand wilderness in Calf, eight other states (AP story in San Jose Mercury News)
3/25/09 House sends Owyhees bill to President; first Idaho wildnerss bill to pass Congress in 29 years (by Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman)
3/25/09 Moose on the decline in Jackson Hole area: Higher temperatures, lack of shade, reduction in nutrients all factor in (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)--interestingly, from what I've read, moose were either not abundant or didn't really exist in Greater Yellowstone before the park was founded; I'm not sure on that, though
3/25/09 Wolf bill voted down by Senate (by Daniel Person Bozeman Daily Chronicle)--can't say I'm surprised that this lost
3/24/09 Park roads open for cyclists, pedestrians (by Jackson Hole News and Guide)--in Grand Teton NP; Yellowstone separately open as well
3/23/09 Wandering wolf back in Wyoming (by David Frey Aspen Daily News)--Yellowstone wolf that had ventured to Colorado has returned to Wyoming
3/23/09 Highway 89 pathway gets stimulus money (by Cara Froedge Jackson Hole News and Guide)
3/23/09 Many felt Hoback quake (by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. Jackson Hole News and Guide)
3/22/09 NRA appeals park gun ruling (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
3/21/09 Wolf population plunging (by KWGN--WY)--with video
3/20/09 Yellowstone opens to bicylists during spring clean-up (AP story in The Oregonian)
3/20/09 Getting the roads cleared in Yellowstone every spring turns into a huge snow job (by Camden Easterling Livingston Enterprise)--3rd story
3/20/09 Bill would restrict relocation of Yellowstone bison (by Lauren Russell University of Montana Community News Service)
3/20/09 Judge blocks rule permitting concealed guns in U.S. parks (by Juliet Eilperin and Del Quentin Wilber The Washington Post)
3/20/09 Concealed, loaded weapons not allowed in national parks after all (by Pete Thomas Los Angeles Times)
3/20/09 Judge's ruling overturns action lifting firearms ban in parks (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
3/20/09 Lost snowboarder found near Yellowstone Club (by Montana's News Station)
3/20/09 Wyo bills clear Senate again (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
3/19/09 Big public lands bill goes another round (by Kate Phillips The New York Times)
3/19/09 Officials kill wolf with mange (by Billings Gazette)--around Gardiner
3/19/09 Distemper devastates Yellowstone wolves (by Gib Mathers Powell Tribune--WY)
3/19/09 Lummis may vote no on lands bill (AP story in Billings Gazette)--Wyoming's two Republican senators support the bill, but Cynthia Lummis (R) opposes it
3/18/09 Missoula lecture looking at elk movement (by Montana's News Station)--I actually have the presentation on CD-ROM, which I think you can get from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
3/18/09 Wyoming wolf population down 19 percent in 08: Numbers are off 27 percent in Yellowstone, latest census shows (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
3/18/09 Wolf numbers up again, but expansion slowing (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)--that growth is not uniform across the region; wolves in protected Yellowstone are actually suffering
3/18/09 Balyeat bill would cap wolves in state (by Daniel Person Jackson Hole News and Guide)--The name of MT State Sen. Joe Balyeat--(R) is all you need to know generally to know that a piece of legislation is awful (and usually not likely to pass)
3/17/09 Earmarks fund conservation: Among land deals is one near park to prevent further mining on site (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
3/17/09 Wilderness bill moves forward (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
3/17/09 Firewood permits offered in Yellowstone (by Billings Gazette)
3/17/09 Yellowstone news available on feed (by Billings Gazette)
3/16/09 Big public lands bill goes another round (by Kate Phillips The New York Times)
3/16/09 Yellowstone's 'supervolcano' alive and kicking (by Jennifer Napier-Pearce KUER--UT)--with audio, interview of geologist Robert Smith
3/16/09 Lead ammunition no longer OK in national parks (by Environment News Service)
3/14/09 Salazar's wolf descision upsets Administration allies (by Juliet Eilperin The Washington Post)
3/14/09 Wolves brucellosis-free (by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. Jackson Hole News and Guide)
3/14/09 Groups say designated lynx habitat inadequate (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
3/13/09 Yellowstone area could see slowdown (by Camden Easterling Livingston Enterprise)--8th story
3/13/09 Injured snowmobiler rescued on Two Top (by West Yellowstone News)--back on March 4
3/13/09 Yellowstone elk shooter heads to prison (by Tom Morton Casper Star-Tribune)
3/13/09 Yellowstone's 'no man's land' leaves jurisdiction question (by Tom Morton Casper Star-Tribune in Billings Gazette)
3/13/09 Park to conduct safety checks (by Billings Gazette)--on U.S. 191 in Yellowstone this weekend
3/13/09 Parks to ban lead bullets, tackle (by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. Jackson Hole News and Guide)
3/12/09 Park algae detoxifies arsenic: Studies may lead to biological way of neutralizing poisons (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
3/12/09 Yellowstone tower threatens to fall, trails closed (AP story in KIFI--ID)
3/12/09 Piece of the action (by Amanda Ricker Bozeman Daily Chronicle)--some items in omnibus bill just signed into law go toward Greater Yellowstone
3/12/09 'Temporary setback' for Wyo Range bill (by Joan Barron Casper Star-Tribune)
3/12/09 Setbacks for lands bill (by Cory Hatch and the AP Jackson Hole News and Guide)
3/12/09 Bill to protect wilderness areas defeated in House (by Juliet Eilperin AP The Washington Post)
3/11/09 House votes down public lands bill: House rules requiring a two-thirds vote proved to be its undoing (by Bill Schneider New West)--but barely missed two votes to suspend the rules; this will eventually pass. Among the items in the bill involves some protection for the Wyoming Range (small comment on this also here)
3/11/09 State hasn't fed elk at the Gros Ventre feedlots: Herd segment's calf/cow ratios improve from last year's worrisome levels (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole Daily News and Guide)
3/11/09 Plowing to begin Sunday in Grand Teton (by Billings Gazette)
3/11/09 Forest funds studied for ski area (by Billings Gazette)
3/10/09 Alga found that detoxifies arsenic (by United Press International)
3/10/09 Wolf delisting draws mixed response (by Gib Mathers Powell Tribune--WY)
3/10/09 Yellowstone bears are waking up (by Montana's News Station)
3/10/09 Heavy snow raises avalanche risk: 3 to 4 feet have fallen near park; dangers vary widely (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
3/9/09 Yellowstone advance reservations down, but it could be worse (by Dennis E. Curran Wyoming Business Report)
3/8/09 Stimulus may create 114 jobs in Montana forests (by Karin Ronnow Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
3/7/09 Gray wolf will lose protection in part of U.S. (by Jim Robbins The New York Times)
3/7/09 State still out on wolves (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole Daily News and Guide)
3/7/09 Wolf lawsuits loom (by Casper Star-Tribune)--in this case, Wyoming will sue to de-list wolves in that state
3/7/09 Salazar: Guns in parks dust-up a 'distraction' (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole Daily News and Guide)
3/6/09 Salazar OKs wolf removal from endangered list (AP story in Idaho Statesman)--a lot of people not enthusiastic about Interior Secretary Salazar are not surprised by this decision
3/6/09 Reaction to wolf delisting decision (AP story in Seattle Times)
3/6/09 Salazar upholds Bush-era decision to delist gray wolves (by Environment News Service)
3/6/09 Gray wolves to remain delisted; wolf fans mourn decision (by Amy Joi O'Donoghue Deseret News--UT)
3/6/09 Idaho officials praise wolf delisting (by Todd Dvorak Fort Mill Times--SC)
3/6/09 Feds to proceed with wolf delisting: Wyoming wolves will remain listed under the ESA (by Jason Kauffman Idaho Mountain Express)
3/6/09 Salazar approves wolf delisting: The Interior Department has decided not to punish Idaho and Montana for lack of cooperation received from Wyoming (by Bill Schneider New West)
3/6/09 Gray wolf to be kept off endangered list (by Reid Wilson The Hill)
3/6/09 Salazar approves removing gray wolves from endangered species list (by Brent Lang CBS News)
3/6/09 Obama ends gray wolf protection (by Jim Tankersley Chicago Tribune)
3/6/09 Gray wolf formally delisted in Idaho and Montana (by Doug Nadvornick Oregon Public Radio)
3/6/09 Elk foundation: Wolves can be hunted (by Billings Gazette)
3/4/09 Conservationists want more lynx habitat: But recent designation of 39,000 square miles is a drastic improvement, groups say (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole Daily News and Guide)
3/4/09 The buzz: A phantom, maybe, but no menace (by Ben Cannon Planet Jackson Hole)--Atlantic salmon in Snake River?
3/3/09 Count rises of northern Yellowstone elk rises: More calves needed before more hunting allowed in area (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
3/3/09 Gallatin starts spring burning (by Billings Gazette)
3/3/09 Congressmen to hear resident's testimony (by Thomas Dewell Jackson Hole Daily News and Guide)--Grand Teton mentioned in respect to congressional hearing on federal lands role in combating climate change
3/2/09 Yellowstone elk population up slightly (by Montana's News Station)--that number may still be too high for the Northern Range vegetation, but the carrying capacity is a number long in dispute
3/2/09 West Yellowstone snowmobiler seriously injured in crash (by Montana's News Station)
3/2/09 Bigger is better if you're a hungry wolf (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
3/2/09 Snowmobilers trigger avalanches (by Natasha Collins Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
3/1/09 Cody students see park in new way: Taste of real-world research sparks interest in science, conservation (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
 
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3/31/09 A good week for bison in Montana; is it spring? (by Matt Skoglund, Natural Resources Defense Council)
3/31/09 Pheromones, pine beetles, and more about fires (by Leslie)
3/31/09 Fishing for geotourism (by Yellowstoner)
3/31/09 Preparing for the 2009 Yellowstone season: The lodging challenge (by Yellowstone Insider)
3/31/09 Passage of 'Wolf Kill Bill' was common sense: Montana Senator says, "... the Wolf Kill Bill isn't just about repaying ranchers." (by U.S. Senator Jon Tester in New West)--Tester is a Democrat from Montana. For a lot of reasons, I do not think that the livestock industry should receive any subsidies; I think it was probably a strategic mistake for Defenders of Wildlife to engage in this practice and set this bad precedent on this particular issue so that now bills like this are being passed
3/30/09 A welcome gain for wilderness (by Tom Teepen Star Tribune--MN)
3/30/09 Wolves, turkeys and free attention (by Leslie)
3/30/09 Creature feature: Yellowstone National Park, home to wolves, grizzlies, elk, moose, and ... crystal salamanders (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)--this site has been experiencing technical difficulties, but it seems to be back up but slow
3/30/09 UN is taking control of U.S. land in the name of conservation (by Cheryle K. Chumley in The Examiner)--this nuttiness appears from time to time
3/29/09 Yellowstone memories (by Michelle)
3/29/09 Wyo Range, Snake River bills were populist efforts (by Casper Star-Tribune)
3/29/09 Tracing the postage stamp-sized history of the National Park System (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
3/28/09 When will Yellowstone blow its top? (by Brent Hunsaker abc4--UT)
3/28/09 Yellowstone National Park: A day with the bighorns (by Wayne Scherr)
3/28/09 Watching wildlife in and around Grand Teton National Park (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
3/27/09 Innovative retirement planning for cows and sheep: A new conservation model that minimizes litigation, sustains agriculture, and concentrates livestock grazing on public or private land where it has less impact (by Bill Schneider New West)--for a lot of reasons, some posted here in years past, I'm not as hopeful as Bill Schneider about this process of resolving conflict
3/27/09 Apocalypse now (or at least pretty soon anyway) part II (by Rob West Voxy--New Zealand)
3/27/09 Livestock industry irresponsible (by Jennfier Nitz in West Yellowstone News)
3/26/09 What should a park do with "surplus" wood? Yellowstone National Park has one answer (by Jim Burnett National Parks Traveler)
3/25/09 The Thompson cabin (by Leslie)
3/25/09 Yellowstone or bust (by Mary Connealy Petticoats & Pistols)--writing a novel set in Yellowstone, though she's never been there ... uh oh
3/25/09 Roosevelt elk, Yellowstone (art by Linda Mitchell)
3/24/09 Scientists in hot water at Yellowstone National Park--for a good cause (by Jim Burnett National Parks Traveler)
3/23/09 See Yellowstone before the summer crowds arrive (AP story in San Jose Mercury News)--but if you do, check road closures, prepare for cold and often wetter weather, and know that a lot of trails will be closed for bear management or may still have a lot of snow on them--and because of articles like this, that part of the season might become more popular, so traffic may be higher than you expect
3/23/09 This is love (by Leslie)
3/22/09 When a good fire is a bad fire; grizzlies and pine nuts (by Leslie)
3/21/09 Good fires (by Leslie)
3/20/09 Keeping a wary eye on volcanoes (by This Week)
3/20/09 Yellowstone, ice age, Obama dark ages (by Al Fin)--another of the fairly common attempts to analogize the global economy to some aspect of Yellowstone
3/20/09 Why we need wolves in our parks (by Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle The Huffington Post)
3/20/09 Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks: Beauty and bears: America's national parks--as a new BBC series shows--are red in tooth and claw; but they also make for a great family holiday (by Helena de Bertodano Telegraph--UK)
3/20/09 Yellowstone Park (by Jmom)
3/19/09 Yellowstone buffalo (by Erica Deters)
3/19/09 Trip to Yellowstone (by Beee)--from 1978
3/19/09 Supervolcano in Yellowstone Park (by Wyatt Shev Examiner)
3/18/09 Red dogs, wolves and ravens: A Yellowstone spring (by Hobie Hare)
3/18/09 Yellowstone: It's not for sissies (by Gunnar and Sherry)
3/18/09 Tribal leader just wants 'free buffalo' (by Terry L. Boyd in Billings Gazette)
3/16/09 Yellowstone--five can-do hikes for the unfit! Yellowstone National Park--the perfect place to hike to fitness! (by JoAnn Sardo suite101.com)--I agree with this list; of course, there are varying levels of fitness. If you are completely unfit, you will certainly struggle. However, if you aren't in shape but otherwise healthy, these are all do-able and will indeed improve your fitness.
3/16/09 Latest Yellowstone elk report (by Mack's Inn Resort)--discouraged by the lower elk numbers since wolf reintroduction; the numbers of elk on the northern range are getting closer, however, to their numbers pre-park, which is expected by some scientists on the whole to be better for vegetation and smaller mammals (like beaver)
3/16/09 American Bison (art by Susan Fox)
3/16/09 Will the U.S. sell assets as the British government did? (by Douglas A. McIntyre Time)--sell Yellowstone?
3/16/09 Yellowstone: What an adventure! (by Nora Rossman)
3/14/09 The bighorn sheep of Little Bald Ridge (by Leslie)
3/13/09 Wolves need predator status (by Harold Bennett in Casper Star-Tribune)
3/13/09 Dog sledding in Montana's wilderness (by Greg Breining The New York Times)
3/13/09 Bears on the prowl in Yellowstone National Park (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
3/12/09 Protecting wolves: Predators vulnerable to hunters (by The Salt Lake Tribune)
3/11/09 Wolf delisting: The neverending story: If Wyoming would've played its cards differently, it could have gotten everything it wanted, but the wolf delisting issue would still be far from over (by Bill Schneider New West)
3/11/09 Yellowstone is NOT a spring break destination (by Kaelyn)
3/11/09 The Sheepeaters (by Leslie)
3/10/09 How bloody will wolf delisting be? (by Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman)
3/10/09 Wyo charts losing course on wolves (by Casper Star-Tribune)
3/10/09 My friend (by Leslie)
3/9/09 Yellowstone National Park (by Jenny)--just got engaged in Yellowstone
3/8/09 Hey, that's just wolves being wolves (by Ed Kemmick City Lights in Billings Gazette)
3/8/09 A rant for wolves (by Leslie)
3/8/09 Wolves delisted--states to take over management (by Dome Mountain Ranch)--support of wolf de-listing (though wrong about Wyoming's status) might seem to run counter to support of bison habitat in Montana and bills offered by wildlife advocates, but you have to understand the reasons why an outfit like Dome Mountain would oppose one and support the other; there are deep ideological divides that separate people; however, in practice, it can make for odd bedfellows on particular issues
3/8/09 Will the wolf survive? (by Brandon Copple)
3/8/09 Yellowstone National Park (by Kamiey Price)
3/7/09 Recession stress and Yellowstone's good tidings (by Mark Menlove, Western Wildlands Alliance, in The Salt Lake Tribune)
3/7/09 Wolves: Our expendable resource (by Tawnee Isbel Stimson)
3/7/09 The Yellowstone wolves de-listed (by Todd Michael Cox)--don't think he's happy about the wolf delisting!
3/7/09 Wolves can transmit diseases (by Dennis Brossman in Casper Star-Tribune)
3/6/09 Why does Barack Obama hate gray wolves so much? (satire by Wonkette)
3/6/09 Teepee rings and the spirit wind (by Leslie)
3/6/09 Winter wonderland in Yellowstone--part II (by merlyn9)
3/4/09 Yellowstone in a nutshell: Backpacker's interactive maps make planning your Yellowstone expedition easy (by Brian Beer Backpacker Magazine)
3/4/09 ..west yellowstone.. (by Becky)--opines in favor of snowmobiles in Yellowstone
3/4/09 What if? A Yellowstone-terrorist scenario (by Joseph Parish)--this stuff only gets stranger and stranger
3/3/09 A season in wilderness (by Woodkern)--from a soon-to-be new worker in Yellowstone who's had a fascinating life
3/3/09 Cattle industry hard-liners show cards on wild bison (by Matthew O. Skoglund, Natural Resources Defense Council, in Billings Gazette)
3/3/09 Around the West in a whirlwind--first stop: W. Yellowstone (by A Wanderer)--reviews a snowcoach tour in Yellowstone
3/2/09 Hear the buffalo (directed by Gene Bernofsky, World Wide Film Expedition, posted in positive energy)--video
3/2/09 Where the buffalo once roamed (by Leslie)
3/2/09 The lamb roars (by Yellowstoner)
3/2/09 Could the Yellowstone Park super volcano wipe out America? (by Mark, US Property News)
3/1/09 Coyotes and wolves (by Leslie)
3/1/09 The "Yellowstone creation myth": A good tale, but little more than that (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)--for my take on the creation myths and some other Yellowstone myths, see my three-part series of essays from a couple years ago called "Re-mythologizing Yellowstone"
3/1/09 Bison relocation plan deemed 'too risky' (by Ken Cole Ralph Maughan's Wildlife News)--Ken is a board member of Buffalo Field Campaign
3/1/09 Silent beauty: Yellowstone in winter makes for hardy trip (by Dorothy Smiljanich Tampa Tribune)--not this winter, unless, I guess, you're from Tampa
3/1/09 Stimulating the national parks: Good for the short-term, but then what? (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)

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