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10/31/09 211 days & counting (by Yellowstoner)
10/30/09 Status of gray wolf management in Wyoming and the NRM--Oct 26 through Oct 30, 2009 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
10/30/09 Yellowstone Park wolves to decline for second year in a row: 27% decline in 2008 will be followed by another decline in '09 (by Ralph Maughan)
10/29/09 Yellowstone National Park's interior roads close for winter on Monday (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
10/28/09 Last weekend to drive to Old Faithful and Canyon until spring (press release by National Park Service)
10/28/09 Madison River (YNP) fly fishing report 28 October 2009: Just go (by Mark Chi Wulff)
10/28/09 Do it now--yes now! (by Yellowstoner)
10/27/09 Fatal single vehicle rollover in GTNP (press release by National Park Service)
10/27/09 Wolf advocates submit brief in wolf delisting case: Plaintiffs (wolf advocates) file memorandum in support of summary judgment to overturn federal government's delisting of Northern Rocky Mountain wolves (by Brian Ertz Ralph Maughan's Wildlife News)--links to the pdf of the brief at Western Watersheds Project
10/27/09 Henry's Fork fly fishing report 27 October 2009: Bring your long johns (by Mark Chi Wulff)
10/26/09 Wolves lose their predatory edge in mid-life, new U of Minnesota study shows (press release by University of Minnesota in EurekAlert!)
10/26/09 Parks forge international ties through trails (press release by National Park Service)
10/26/09 Firehole River fly fishing report 26 October 2009: The last week of the season will be a good one (by Mark Chi Wulff)
10/26/09 Gardner River fly fishing report 26 October 2009: Yes, we are still here (by Jake Chi Wulff)
10/26/09 Join the party (by Yellowstoner)
10/23/09 Status of gray wolf management in Wyoming and the NRM--Oct 19 through Oct 23, 2009 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
10/23/09 Be bear aware (press release by National Park Service)
10/22/09 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)
10/21/09 Madison River (YNP) fly fishing report 14 October 2009: Wander a bit (by Mark Chi Wulff)
10/20/09 Henry's Fork fly fishing report 20 October 2009: There's still time (by Mark Chi Wulff)
10/19/09 Fishing report for 10/19/2009 (by Madison River Outfitters)
10/19/09 Firehole River fly fishing report 19 October 2009: Part of Yesterday's YNP triad (by Mark Chi Wulff)
10/19/09 Gardner River fly fishing report 19 October 2009: Almost done (by Jake Chi Wulff)
10/19/09 Park Service moves forward with 318 limit in Yellowstone (press release by BlueRibbon Coalition)--industry group not happy, but one senses that they already feel defeated under even the best scenario for their interests
10/19/09 Dr. Gary Machlis has ambitious plans as science advisor to National Park Service director Jarvis (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
10/19/09 Roads to solitude (by Yellowstoner)
10/17/09 Just dandy (by Yellowstoner)
10/16/09 Status of gray wolf management in Wyoming and the NRM--Oct 12 through Oct 16, 2009 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
10/15/09 Updated: Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Parks release winter-use plan that reduces snowmobile numbers (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
10/15/09 Delegation: Final snowmobile rule not good enough (by U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis)--all are Wyoming Republicans; with audio
10/15/09 New winter use plan completed for Yellowstone (press release by National Park Service)
10/15/09 New winter use plan for Grand Teton National Park and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway (press release by National Park Service)--the twist is that it's longterm for these areas but temporary for two years in Yellowstone
10/15/09 National Park Service completes a new winter use plan for Yellowstone (by Beth Pratt Examiner)
10/15/09 Yellowstone Park 10-15-2009 (by Bruce Staples, Jimmy's All Seasons Angler)
10/14/09 Fishing report for 10-14-2009 (by Madison River Outfitters)
10/14/09 Gallatin River fly fishing report 6 October 2009: Blue wings are here (by Jake Chi Wulff)
10/14/09 Madison (YNP) fly fishing report 14 October 2009: Still fishin', still crowded (by Mark Chi Wulff)
10/13/09 Henry's Fork fly fishing report 13 October 2009: Better than you might think (by Mark Chi Wulff)
10/12/09 Firehole River fly fishing report 12 October 2009: A feww weeks of nifty fishing left (by Mark Chi Wulff)
10/11/09 The bottoms (by Yellowstoner)
10/10/09 Slough and Soda fly fishing report 10 October 2009: 'Nuff said (by Mark Chi Wulff)
10/9/09 Status of gray wolf management in Wyoming and the NRM--Oct 5 through Oct 9, 2009 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
10/9/09 Aerial gunning of wolf pack in Montana isolates Yellowstone wolves, undermines recovery (press release by Center for Biological Diversity)
10/9/09 Seasonal challenges in Yellowstone (press release by National Park Service)
10/9/09 Seeking comments for Heart Lake Trail Project (press release by National Park Service)
10/9/09 Yellowstone: Casanova is dead (by Elli)--runs a fantastic blog on Yellowstone in German; this is an English version ... the sad news is that wolf 302M is dead; a little more on that here
10/8/09 Yellowstone National Park's Cottonwood wolf pack is gone (by Kathie Lynch Ralph Maughan's Wildlife News)
10/8/09 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)
10/8/09 1907 Yellowstone rules & regs (by Ron)--very interesting
10/7/09 Grand Teton serving as backdrop for Youth Congress on Children and Nature (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
10/7/09 Madison (YNP) 7 October 2009: Bring your long johns and a thermos (by Mark Chi Wulff)
10/6/09 Yellowstone 2009 visitation tops 3 million mark (press release by National Park Service)
10/6/09 Recession? What recession? Yellowstone National Park continues to set visitation records (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
10/6/09 Lamar River fly fishing report 6 October 2009: It's about that time (by Jake Chi Wulff)
10/6/09 Henry's Fork fly fishing report 6 October 2009: Better this week (by Mark Chi Wulff)
10/5/09 Firehole River fly fishing report 5 October 2009: Baetis time (by Mark Chi Wulff)
10/5/09 Gardner River fly fishing report 5 October 2009: Still fishing well down low (by Jake Chi Wulff)
10/4/09 Annual elk hunt scheduled to begin in Grand Teton National Park Oct 10 (press release by National Park Service)
10/3/09 Slough Creek fly fishing report 3 October 2009: Chilly, though lower meadows in play (by Mark Chi Wulff)
10/3/09 Soda Butte Creek fly fishing report 3 October 2009: Pretty cold right now (by Mark Chi Wulff)
10/2/09 Status of gray wolf management in Wyoming and the NRM--September 28 through October 2, 2009 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
10/2/09 Road between Lake and West Thumb to re-open (press release by National Park Service)
10/2/09 Memorial Web site for Audrey Staley, who worked in Yellowstone for over 15 years (by
Jim Macdonald The Magic of Yellowstone)--I want to apologize to Audrey's family, particularly her daughter Diane Aerts, for the tardy posting of this memorial Web site; as someone who had many dear friends who worked in Yellowstone, I feel terrible for not getting this up faster
10/2/09 Elk reduction program to begin in Grand Teton (press release by National Park Service)
10/1/09 Climate change poses grave threat to U.S. national parks: New report identifies top threats and recommendations to protect parks (press release by Natural Resources Defense Council)
10/1/09 Road closure intermittent due to Arnica Fire (by InciWeb)
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10/31/09 Elk refuge gets $5M for sprinkler system (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
10/31/09 Montana FWP needs severed heads of elk, deer, moose to test for chronic wasting disease (by Missoulian)
10/31/09 Hunter mauled by grizzly bear on opening day (by Carol Hoffmann West Yellowstone News)
10/31/09 Fishing report (by Bucky McCormick, Blue Ribbon Flies, in West Yellowstone News)
10/30/09 Bear group scolds judge (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
10/30/09 Attorney: Hunter acted in self-defense (by Billings Gazette)
10/29/09 Bison proposals due Monday (by Helena Independent Record)
10/29/09 Road closures planned in Yellowstone (by Billings Gazette)
10/29/09 Grizzly managers see ruling as setback: Some officials say bear population may be reaching carrying capacity (by Cat Urbigkit Casper Star-Tribune)
10/29/09 Hunters, researchers challenged by wolf hunt (by Daniel Person Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
10/29/09 New ad promotes wolves to Times Square audience (by Daniel Person Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
10/28/09 Some wolf limits reached (by Nick Lough KULR--MT)--with video
10/28/09 Deadly storm hits: Icy roads are blamed for man's death in park on Tuesday (by Amanda H. Miller Jackson Hole News and Guide)
10/28/09 Man killed in Grand Teton crash (by Billings Gazette)
10/28/09 Paradise Valley hunter mauled by grizzly at Dry Creek (by Ben Pierce Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
10/28/09 Forest prefers selling 10 acres: Bridger-Teton officials say they're still trying to find other options to fund housing, office upgrades (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
10/28/09 Grand Teton, Argentina park trade staff (by Billings Gazette)
10/27/09 Death of a wolf raises questions about research (by Sharon Schmickle
10/27/09 Area north of Gardiner closed due to bear activity (AP story in Billings Gazette)
10/27/09 Hunters kill 11 wolves in first two days of season (by Karl Puckett Great Falls Tribune)
10/27/09 Wolf hunt ends in southern Montana (by Eve Byron Helena Independent Record)
10/27/09 Wolf quota reached in area, first-ever hunt closed (by Daniel Person Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
10/27/09 Wolf hunting season in Montana region is cut short: Just a day after the general hunt started, the number of wolves killed surpasses the quota for the southern part of the state (by Kim Murphy Los Angeles Times)
10/27/09 Bridger-Teton sets out plans for property sale (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
10/26/09 Man mauled by grizzly south of Emigrant (by Matt Dettori Livingston Enterprise)--1st story
10/26/09 $415,000 federal contract awarded to county of Gallatin (by Targeted News Service)--3rd story; for solid waste composting at Yellowstone NP
10/26/09 The wolf hunts by the numbers: The spuds boycott has been a dud; pro-wolf petitions are rolling; hunters are having a blast (by Amy Linn New West)
10/26/09 Wolf hunting closed in district 3 (by Eve Byron Helena Independent Record)
10/26/09 Gray wolf hunt ends tonight in zone 3 (by Amanda Burkhart KECI--MT)
10/26/09 Mont shuts down wolf hunting for much of state (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
10/26/09 Ten wolves shot opening day (by Great Falls Tribune)
10/26/09 Study finds that wolves aren't successful predators for entire lives: The finding has implications for predator and prey relationships (by Tara Bannow Minnesota Daily)
10/26/09 Ageing wolves 'lose their bite' (by Jody Bourton BBC--UK)
10/26/09 Wolves lose hunting skills in mid-life (by LiveScience)
10/25/09 Tracking science: Biologistís findings show forest diversity, health influenced by wolves (by Michael Jamison Missoulian)
10/25/09 Montana wolf hunt is stalked in controversy: The demise of a much-studied pack raises questions about lifting the hunting ban in areas bordering Yellowstone Park (by Kim Murphy Los Angeles Times)
10/25/09 Hunters being given chance to manage wolves (by Rob Chaney Missoulian)
10/24/09 $1K fine, probation for illegal hunting (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
10/24/09 General hunting season opens Sunday (by Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
10/23/09 Grizzly killed in Shoshone forest (by Billings Gazette)
10/23/09 Dead bear was 399 cub (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
10/23/09 Resident suspects he saw meteor hit park (by Thomas Dewell Jackson Hole News and Guide)
10/22/09 Wolf hunt in Absarokas resumes Sunday with the start of general deer, elk season: Outfitter in Beartooth Mountains says wolves not so easy to kill (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
10/22/09 Wolf pack adults killed by hunters, group says (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
10/22/09 Elk numbers generally strong statewide (by Great Falls Tribune)
10/22/09 Wolf hunts in Idaho, Montana still stirring up controversy (by Pete Thomas Los Angeles Times)
10/22/09 Stockgrowers apologize to Gov. for poor relations (AP story in Billings Gazette)--they should; not even the most conservative Republican administration has done more to advance the interests of the stockgrowers over everything else (i.e., wildlife, especially bison) than MT Gov. Schweitzer
10/22/09 Hansen fought Grand Teton expansion, then became supporter (by Jeremy Pelzer Casper Star-Tribune)--ex. Gov. of Wyoming who just died was in Ken Burns' documentary
10/21/09 Guns in parks OK for all: Federal legislation allows visitors to carry firearms openly, without a permit (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)--except in the non-Wyoming portions of Yellowstone
10/21/09 Keeper of Death Canyon: 'Black George' rules White Grass as park's oldest volunteer (by Kelsey Dayton Jackson Hole News and Guide)
10/21/09 Meeting planned in Wyoming to chart grizzly recovery (AP story in Billings Gazette)
10/20/09 Nudging recycling from less waste to none (by Leslie Kaufman The New York Times)
10/20/09 Park finalizes snowmobile cut (by CJ Baker Powell Tribune--WY)
10/19/09 Park sled use cut by 50 percent (by Carole Cloudwalker Cody Enterprise)
10/19/09 Foes seek ruling in wolf case (by Sean Ellis Idaho State Journal)
10/18/09 Fishing report (by Bucky McCormick, Blue Ribbon Flies, in West Yellowstone News)
10/18/09 Antler frenzy leads to possible Wyoming rules (AP story in Billings Gazette)
10/17/09 National-park visitors boost Montana's tourism stats: Yellowstone, Glacier, Bighorn Canyon all post increases over 2008 (by Lorna Thackeray Billings Gazette)
10/17/09 Grizzly bear carcass prompts forest ranger to close section north of Yellowstone (by Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
10/17/09 Wolf pack produces notable wanderers (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
10/17/09 No funds to move homes (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)--in Bridger-Teton NF
10/17/09 Amtrak report says reviving southern Montana route could cost $1B (AP story in Billings Gazette)--expensive plan would bring passengers to Yellowstone; ironic to think that though the railroads founded and built Yellowstone, that you can no longer get there by train; the only route through Montana goes an extreme northerly route
10/17/09 Leader of controversial church group dies (by Amanda Ricker and Karin Ronnow Bozeman Daily Chronicle)--leader of Church Universal and Triumphant, with a ranch on the northern boundary of Yellowstone (and a big role in the bison migration issue), dies of Alzheimer's
10/16/09 Former CUT leader, 70, dies at home (by Camden Easterling Livingston Enterprise)--1st story
10/16/09 Park Service finalizes policy limiting snowmobile access in Yellowstone (by Carrie Dann CongressDaily in
10/16/09 Park to allow 318 snowmobiles (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
10/16/09 Friend shoots hunter during bear attack (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)--finally, a little more on this
10/16/09 Researcher battles brucellosis: UW professor works to improve vaccine, diagnosis (by Jeremy Pelzer Casper Star-Tribune)
10/15/09 Yellowstone plan sharply curtails snowmobiles (by Associated Press)
10/15/09 New plan would allow 318 snowmobiles in Yellowstone (by Island Park News)
10/15/09 Fewer snowmobiles to [sic] allowed into Yellowstone NP (by Montana's News Station)--with a statement from Republican U.s. Rep. Denny Rehberg
10/15/09 Yellowstone snowmobile cutbacks (by Kyle Midura KULR--MT)--with video
10/15/09 Montana adjusts wolf hunt (by Jon Duval Idaho Mountain Express)
10/15/09 Wolf hunt update (by Linda Ellerbee Nickelodeon)--interesting that this is getting coverage on a children's network
10/15/09 FWP tweaking quarantine rules (by Daniel Person Bozeman Daily Chronicle)--and the cruel farce continues for the bison who've lived their entire life behind pens
10/15/09 Grizzly moved to Shoshone Forest (by Billings Gazette)
10/14/09 NRA wants to join lawsuit on delisting (by Eve Byron Helena Independent Record)
10/14/09 New director: All of us should visits [sic] parks: Jarvis ranks protection, management of resources among his core values (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)--says a new bison and elk brucellosis plan is in the works; based on his brief comments in Grist, I must admit some concern
10/14/09 Proposal to increase wolf quota quashed (by Daniel Person Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
10/14/09 Mixed results for tourism: Occupancy rates down, national park visits up (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)--the Great Depression was also a boom time for national parks; however, since spending is down, it suggests that visitation alone is no indicator at all of economic recovery.
10/14/09 Authorities mum on bear mauling (by Jodi Hausen Bozeman Daily Chronicle)--all of this is a little odd; usually these details are not so slow to come out; the good news is that the slow release of information has kept this story from exploding into the national press, as often happens in this sort of incident
10/14/09 Brucellosis testing required in 7 Montana counties near Yellowstone Park (AP story in Billings Gazette)
10/13/09 Montana stops wolf hunting near Yellowstone (by Associated Press)
10/13/09 FWP leaves wolf quota at 12 (by Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
10/13/09 Yellowstone fire photographed by astronaut (by Billings Gazette)
10/12/09 Wolf quota could change after 9 shot near Yellowstone (AP story in Billings Gazette)
10/12/09 Snow increases human-bear conflicts (by Kristen Inbody Cody Enterprise)--and this doesn't even mention the guy attacked by a bear and then accidentally shot by his buddy while hunting near Cooke City
10/12/09 West Yellowstone resident's donation to Museum of the Rockies: Eleanor Hamilton Povah collection extensive (by The Big Sky Weekly)
10/12/09 Yellowstone seeks comments on trail project (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
10/12/09 Winter descends on Yellowstone Park (by Billings Gazette)
10/12/09 Danger low for 1st avy report (by Tim Dudley Jackson Hole News and Guide)
10/11/09 Biologists fight to save rare bison bloodlines (by Patrick Springer Rapid City Journal)
10/11/09 Judge orders feds to open nuke safety records (by Tom Morton Casper Star-Tribune)
10/11/09 Man attacked by bear near Cooke City (by Billings Gazette)--then got shot by his buddy trying to protect him
10/11/09 Wildlife advocates irked by wolf tally (by Daniel Person Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
10/10/09 Yellowstone snowfall makes traveling tricky (by Jackson Hole News and Guide)
10/10/09 FWP schedules hearing on Robb-Ledford lease (by Bozeman Daily Chronicle)--please see the Gallatin Wildlife Association's comments and recent report on this area
10/9/09 Elk harvest survey shows brucellosis in two area hunting districts (by Matt Dettori Livingston Enterprise)--7th story
10/9/09 APHIS presents brucellosis plan, seeks comment (by Brennan Sang West Yellowstone News)
10/9/09 Hebgen Lake Ranger District now burning slash piles (by West Yellowstone News)
10/9/09 Fishing report (by Mike Loebl, Madison River Outfitters, in West Yellowstone News)
10/9/09 Grizzly bears in more danger on threatened list, officials say (AP story in Helena Independent Record)
10/9/09 Wolf hunting near Yellowstone to halt today (by Eve Byron Helena Independent Record)
10/9/09 FWP closes backcountry wolf hunt in southern Montana (by Joleen Tadej The Clark Fork Chronicle--MT)
10/9/09 Wolf hunt suspended in Absaroka-Beartooth (by Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
10/9/09 Elk hunts to begin soon in national park, refuge (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
10/9/09 Tester plans meeting on wilderness-logging plans (AP story in Billings Gazette)
10/8/09 No park plan to ban lead (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
10/8/09 Montana's backcountry wolf hunt criticized after suprisingly quick kills (by Pete Thomas Los Angeles Times)
10/8/09 Idaho hunters kill 29 wolves so far (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
10/8/09 YNP tops 3 million in 9 months (by Cody Enterprise)
10/8/09 Weekend reservations steady, chamber says (by Katy Niner Jackson Hole News and Guide)
10/7/09 Beartooth Highway closes for the season (by Billings Gazette)
10/7/09 Prescribed burning to begin in Bridger-Tetons (by Billings Gazette)
10/7/09 Yellowstone visitation tops 3 million (by Billings Gazette)
10/7/09 USDA seeks comments on brucellosis plan for Yellowstone region (AP story in Billings Gazette)
10/7/09 Lead bullets in parks OK, Barrasso says: Statement comes after studies show scavengers eat lead bullet fragments from hunter-killed game (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
10/6/09 Wolf overseer surprised by high harvest (by Brett French Billings Gazette)--9 wolves already killed in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness
10/6/09 Old wolves need younger hunters to thrive (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
10/6/09 Conservation group opposes Wyoming's push to maintain snowmobile numbers at Yellowstone (AP story in Washington Examiner)
10/6/09 Light snow only eases fire activity (by Gib Mathers Powell Tribune--WY)
10/6/09 Yellowstone Park road closures end (by Billings Gazette)
10/6/09 State: Bears doing well (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
10/6/09 Group opposes Wyoming's YNP snowmobile effort (AP story in Billings Gazette)
10/6/09 Woman dies following forest rescue effort (by Amanda H. Miller Jackson Hole News and Guide)
10/5/09 'Court uses flawed data in wolf case' (by Richard Reeder Cody Enterprise)
10/5/09 Wolf project leader: Manage packs on 'problem basis' (by Cody Enterprise)
10/5/09 Work continues on Hebgen Dam (by Brennan Sang West Yellowstone News)
10/5/09 More forage on refuge may postpone feeding (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
10/5/09 Sunshine on their shoulders at last (by Carol Hoffmann West Yellowstone News)
10/2/09 New park service chief sees 'convergence': To Jon Jarvis, who takes the helm of the National Park Service this week, the parks are on the verge of rejuvenation; Ken Burns' PBS documentary is sparking new enthusiasm, and a centennial is near (by Julie Cart Los Angeles Times)
10/2/09 Researcher: Yellowstone wolves distinct: With influence by humans not a factor, packs have older, experienced hunter (by Ruffin Prevost Billings Gazette)
10/2/09 Study: Parks imperiled (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)--read the the report here, put together by the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization and the Natural Resources Defense Council
10/2/09 Yellowstone road to open intermittently (by Billings Gazette)
10/2/09 Area fires down but not out, officials say (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
10/1/09 Weather cooperates to end 'perfect fire' (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
10/1/09 Late September snow stalls flames (by Lauren Russell Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
10/1/09 Charges in bear death (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
10/1/09 Hyalite Road to be open for winter again (by Big Sky News Service in Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
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10/31/09 Slow but surely (by Robyn)
10/31/09 Each generation seems to stamp its imprint on the national parks (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
10/30/09 The elks of Jackson Hole (by Arnie Wilson Financial Times)
10/30/09 Book review of After the Fires: The Ecology of Change in Yellowstone National Park (by Lee Whittlesey)--Yellowstone historian Lee Whittlesey has published book reviews of several other recent books on Yellowstone on his blog
10/29/09 Quarantined Yellowstone bison still homeless (by Yellowstone Insider)
10/29/09 The ghosts of Yellowstone National Park (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)--this is a re-print
10/29/09 Sky watch Friday: Yellowstone (by Ecobirder)--agreed; you can get some amazing pictures like this with dead trees either from fire or thermal changes looking up at the sky
10/28/09 Montana wolf loss felt in Minnesota (by Greg L Johnson)
10/28/09 Yellowstone National Park (by jax1234)--repeats the common and erroneous myth of Teddy Roosevelt founding Yellowstone in 1872, which would have been remarkable since Roosevelt was still a boy (update: the information has been corrected)
10/27/09 Bad news on the wolf front--key alpha wolves killed in Montana (by Jaymi Heimbuch TreeHugger)
10/26/09 Some recent wolf news (besides the ID and MT wolf hunts) (by Matt Skoglund, Natural Resources Defense Council)
10/26/09 Wolves increase biodiversity and greatly benefit the ecosystems they inhabit (by Matt Skoglund, Natural Resources Defense Council)
10/26/09 Heat (or the lack of) (by Robyn)
10/26/09 Preparing for the end of the "summer" season (by Yellowstone Insider)
10/26/09 Reckless killing of Yellowstone's celebrated wolves (by Michael Markarian, Humane Society Legislative Fund)
10/26/09 Yellowstone subject Parkland: Seing advice (by kirkmorenoed)--not sure if it's poetry or bad spelling, but lots of tid bits of advice; plenty of winter advice on National Parks Traveler today, which I'm not posting a link to because there's too much commercial advertisement within the post
10/26/09 Yellowstone driving; Stuck behind the old guy (by Janet Chapple)--that area at Old Faithful landed speeding tickets for many of my fellow co-workers at Grant Village; ironic, because the speed is so low there precisely to protect workers.
10/25/09 Firearms in national parks (by Bruce W. Bytnar)
10/25/09 New rules, lawsuits need not impede winter visitors (by Billings Gazette)
10/25/09 Arnica Fire (by Desert Dabbler)
10/25/09 The start of the best day ever ... really! (by Backcountry)
10/24/09 The ghosts of Mammoth (by Robyn)
10/24/09 Yellowstone--a geological wonder: My 2003 Yellowstone National Park vacation (by momma labomma)
10/24/09 Of wolf and nature (by Heather)
10/23/09 A setback for wolf science (by Sylvia Fallon, Natural Resources Defense Council)
10/23/09 Elk season opens (by Tom Dickson Montana Outdoors in Big Sky Weekly)
10/23/09 How impersonal a personal statement (by Tim Cycyota)
10/23/09 A note about ... Yellowstone National Park (by David Rivelli)--there are other theories about why the intervals of Old Faithful eruptions are gradually lengthening than the one cited here
10/23/09 Running with the wolves (by lorierickson)--with video
10/23/09 Yellowstone National Park (by Kaushik)
10/23/09 October 23rd--only 2 weekends left (by Rowan, Firehole Ranch)
10/23/09 Friday photo (by Scott Hanley)--from 1988
10/22/09 Writing inspiration, the Tetons (by Robert W. Leonard)
10/21/09 The life of a geyser (by Barb)
10/21/09 New gun law may have unintended affects [sic] in Yellowstone (by Yellowstone Insider)
10/21/09 Seasonal ban on antler hunting makes sense (by Casper Star-Tribune)
10/20/09 Coyotes, bison & bears (by Robyn)
10/20/09 Jackson and Yellowstone (by Sarah Flinn)
10/19/09 drilling? (by Dax)--have seen at least one blog post this; this short blog tries to show why drilling to release the pressue of the Yellowstone supervolcano is not possible
10/19/09 Yellowstone, Grand Teton are perfect for winter (by Jan Durbahn Post-Bulletin--MN)
10/19/09 Wilderness designations and national parks don't cross paths often enough (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
10/19/09 More Yellowstone wolves killed (by Jenny)
10/18/09 Canary Spring, Yellowstone (art by Molly Hashimoto)
10/18/09 A natural view (by Katy Duffy West Yellowstone News)
10/17/09 I'm Baaaack (by Robyn)
10/17/09 I am so pissed off right now (by Jessica Parker)
10/16/09 Vanishing act: Explore Yellowstone's Northern Fringe: Disappear into Yellowstone's secret northern fringe, where you'll find a rejuvenated landscape and total solitude (except for the bison and grizzlies) (by Michael Behar)
10/16/09 Youth wilderness leadership program underway ... (by Michael Leach, Yellowstone Guardians)
10/16/09 Yellowstone badger sketches (art by Molly Hashimoto)
10/16/09 NPS implements Yellowstone winter use plan (by Yellowstone Insider)
10/16/09 Montana ends wolf hunt outside Yellowstone National Park (by Matt Skoglund, Natural Resources Defense Council)
10/15/09 Montana suspends wolf hunt near Yellowstone (by Greg L Johnson)
10/15/09 Expedition Yellowstone, part two (by Little Chicago Review)
10/14/09 Montana will resume wolf hunt in WMU 3 on October 25 (by Tom Remington)--with audio
10/14/09 Tester's wildnerness bill, updates: Why is our senior senator MIA? Do we need military landings in wilderness? Was the poll loaded? Did a judge just save the West Pioneers? (by Bill Schneider New West)--in this case, that senior senator is Max Baucus, whom I'm none too pleased with regarding health care reform
10/14/09 Gunnar Widforss in Yellowstone (art by Gunnar Widforss, posted by Molly Hashimoto)--Widforss was an NPS artist, who painted in the 1920s
10/13/09 What's driving possible decision to prematurely close wolf hunt in area near Yellowstone? (by Tom Remington)--with audio
10/13/09 Student art from Yellowstone (art by Jack Oates, posted by Molly Hashimoto)
10/13/09 Yellowstone National Park (by Dan)
10/12/09 Families love YNP more than ever (by Bruce McCormack Cody Enterprise)
10/12/09 Yellowstone: Walking! (by Tjamrog)
10/12/09 The Hoodoos, Yellowstone (art by Molly Hashimoto)--she means the "Golden Gate"
10/12/09 Jon Jarvis supports more official wilderness in National Park System (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
10/11/09 Day 2 (by Kate Anderson)
10/11/09 Painting at Norris Geyser Basin, Yellowstone (art by Molly Hashimoto)
10/11/09 A conversation with Jon Jarvis, the new director of the National Park Service (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
10/10/09 Bumpus Butte, Yellowstone National Park (art by Laura Marie Anderson)
10/10/09 Obama's environmental policies reflect Bush's (by John H. Weis in The Salt Lake Tribune)
10/10/09 Yellowstone grizzlies need court's protection to survive new threats (by Craig Kenworthy, Greater Yellowstone Coalition, in Billings Gazette)
10/10/09 Yellowstone & Grand Teton NP fall trip (by wes242)
10/9/09 Meet your new national parks chief (by Jonathan Hiskes Grist)--is the new NPS director Jon Jarvis seriously suggesting that bison managment with the other agencies is a model for how they might take on ecosystem management? That's atrocious; it also suggests no good news for the buffalo, if he honestly thinks the IBMP process is working
10/9/09 Winter in October ... (by Mike Leach, Yellowstone Country Guardians)
10/9/09 Return to Yellowstone, part 1 (by Jeff Blaylock)
10/9/09 Montana ends wolf hunts outside of Yellowstone (for now) (by nabeki)
10/9/09 Yellowstone wolves unique (by nabeki)
10/9/09 This must be stopped: Haven't we learned once before (by Robert Wicker)
10/9/09 The mushrooms of Yellowstone (by Meta Megan)
10/9/09 Hunters should demand how-to-use bear spray demos (by counterbart)
10/8/09 Hunters, use bear spray, help save lives: Bear spray offers much more "personal protection" than handguns, so use it. Every encounter between hunters and grizzlies resulting in a dead bear not only delays delisting, but also gives more ammo to anti-hunting activists (by Bill Schneider New West)
10/8/09 Well-known Yellowstone wolves killed in controversial hunt (by Natural Resources Defense Council in Opposing Views)
10/8/09 Meet the beetles and folks who study them (by Louisa Willcox, Natural Resources Defense Council)
10/8/09 Feds: Grizzlies in more danger after delisting (by Yellowstone Insider)
10/8/09 Dispatch from America: Damn this place is cold! (by Mike)
10/8/09 Preventing bear conflicts (by Lynn Dickerson in Island Park News)
10/8/09 The adventure continues (by Robyn)--congratulations on the upcoming birth of your first grandchild; having just celebrated my son's second birthday on Tuesday, I imagine you must be excited by that as well as a winter in Wonderland
10/8/09 National parks face steep climb (by The Tennessean)
10/8/09 Montana suspends wolf hunt outside Yellowstone National Park (by Matt Skoglund, Natural Resources Defense Council)
10/7/09 Montana's wolf hunt isn't going according to plan; duh (by Matt Skoglund, Natural Resources Defense Council)
10/7/09 October on the wing (by Mike Leach, Yellowstone Country Guardians)
10/7/09 A bit of weather (by Yellowstoner)
10/7/09 Should hunter who killed grizzly bear be prosecuted? (by counterbart)
10/7/09 Lead bullets in national parks ok? Sen. Barrasso, R-Wyo. opposes ban on lead ammunition in national parks, despite studies showing lead poisoning in wildlife (by Jordan Olmsted Backpacker Magazine)
10/7/09 American West 101: Yellowstone (by ryesview)
10/7/09 Things back to normal before Yellowstone season ends (by Yellowstone Insider)
10/7/09 America's national parks: Another idea (by David M. Kennedy in San Francisco Chronicle)
10/7/09 Matters to contemplate: Visit Bear Tooth Mountains, Montana's rivers for serenity (by Laura Tennant in Reno Gazette-Journal)
10/7/09 Drive through tourism: Yellowstone and Grand Teton (by Adam)--wants to go back to a time when you could steam clean clothes in Old Faithful, calling it a more "innocent and naive time"; well, considering the practice had critics even back then, I'd suggest it was simply a more selfish and exploitative time; those who came before us were just as smart ... we can't excuse the "tourons" of the past any more than we can now, lest we be called by our descendents "innocent and naive"
10/6/09 Stop welfare for wolves (by George Wuerthner New West)--I don't like his analogy on welfare; there is a misguided stereotype about the reality of welfare as it relates to humans, as though welfare were ever enough for the poor to get by
10/6/09 Last post! (by Catherine)
10/6/09 Preserving, celebrating 'America's Best Idea' (by Tessa Schweigert Powell Tribune--WY)
10/6/09 The wolf hunt may be a temporary experiment (by Will Melton Montana Kaimin)
10/6/09 Bikes in the parks: A look at what's up at Grand Teton and Big Bend National Parks (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
10/6/09 Origins of law enforcement in national parks (by Bruce W. Bytnar)--has an autobiography coming out in early November
10/6/09 Across the pond (by Yellowstoner)
10/5/09 Just a pleasant day (by Yellowstoner)--with video
10/5/09 Grand Teton NP maligns hunter accused of illegal grizzly kill (by counterbart in New West)
10/5/09 Wolves of Yellowstone class (by George Bumann)
10/4/09 Yellowstone after Arnica (by Leslie)
10/4/09 Two and a half hours in Yellowstone (by SpringLandon)
10/4/09 Earthquake Lake (by Rena)
10/4/09 Limpy's story: The life and death of wolf 253 (by nabeki)--with video
10/3/09 Evolution of a quilter ... virtual tour of Exhibit 8 (art by LuAnn Kessi)
10/3/09 Next time, hunter may die (by Dave Smith in Casper Star-Tribune)
10/2/09 Celebrating the 37 year anniversary of our first date in Yellowstone (by Marlene and Kevin)
10/2/09 Best idea, indeed: After our own tour of national parks, we are in full agreement with filmmaker Ken Burns (by Jim Ragsdale Pioneer Press--MN)
10/2/09 Pollution in Yellowstone National Park (by Ryan DiGaetano)--not sure when he went; fires certainly were causing pollution this month
10/2/09 Lack of wildlife disappoints (by John Cooper in Casper Star-Tribune)--blames wolves, but the fallacy in his logic is more deadly still
10/2/09 Boiling River in Yellowstone--fall tour suggestion (by keithsproule, Brentwood Inn)
10/1/09 Reefs, bears, and the Beartooths (by Leslie)
10/1/09 Snowmobile issue needs resolution (by Yancy Bonner Powell Tribune--WY)
10/1/09 Yellowstone fall 2009 (by Dave & Kelly Webster)--sad report of yet another buffalo killed by a car and pictures of the car
10/1/09 Yellowstone rescue (by sonyamurphy)
10/1/09 Stephen Colbert attacks Yellowstone grizzlies; bears fight back (by Beth Pratt Examiner)--with video; one of these days Beth's many attempts will be noticed by Colbert; here's hoping to her success (as well as that of the bears)
10/1/09 Arnica Fire update October 1, 2009 (by Dusty Roads in Ralph Maughan's Wildlife News)--highly critical of the events that led to the Grand Loop Road being cut in half
10/1/09 Arnica Fire recedes; Grand Loop Road re-opens on limited basis (by Yellowstone Insider)
10/1/09 National parks threatned by climate change--and nature itself (by Keith Johnson The Wall Street Journal)
10/1/09 Thinking about a public transportation option for Yellowstone (by Janet Chapple)--this was just posted, though it's dated July 18; goes back to an older discussion I was involved with on this topic in New West
10/1/09 Commentary on William Cronon's "The Trouble With Wilderness" essay (by George Wuerthner New West)
10/1/09 We've come full circle (by Cap)
10/1/09 Yellowstone Park (by Elaine)
10/1/09 Lost in Yellowstone! (by Blake)
10/1/09 Yellowstone in autumn? Can't be beat (by G.I. Wilson Keizertimes--OR)
10/1/09 From Idaho to Utah to Colorado, with a side trip to Wyoming and Montana ... (by Ellen Thomas, Proposition One)--wouldn't normally post this, but I'm mentioned in the blog during their brief visit through Yellowstone country; we were happy to host our old anti-nuclear activist friends from Proposition One and am glad to see Ellen doing so much following the death of her husband early this year; these activists inspired me to be an activist

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