The precipitous decline of Yellowstone Lake’s cutthroat trout population during the past 30 years following the illegal introduction of nonnative lake trout has had impacts on everything from zooplankton and water temperature to grizzly bears and otters, according to a newly published paper.
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Grizzly bear legal watchers must wait another two months to learn how the federal government plans to appeal a court ruling blocking its plan to remove bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem from Endangered Species Act protection.
Yellowstone Caldera Chronicles is a weekly column written by scientists and collaborators of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. This week's contribution is from Behnaz Hosseini, geoscientist, and Jefferson Hungerford, park geologist, at the Yellowstone Center for Resources in Yellowstone National Park.
I was long overdue for a winter trip to Yellowstone. Joining me on this spur-of-the-moment two-day adventure with an overnight in Cooke City was my son Tanner and his buddy Kiefan. Getting to Cooke City involves a spectacular drive on the only road in Yellowstone open to vehicle traffic year-round.
Yellowstone National Park has enacted a closure around its bison capture facility near Gardiner in preparation for rounding up animals for shipment to slaughter, but few animals have migrated out of the park this winter.
Despite heavy snowfall over the past week, roads in Yellowstone National Park will begin to close to oversnow travel on Friday, March 1, as the park transitions to spring.
Yellowstone National Park is seeking photographers to share their Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem winter photos at the 10th annual Winter Photo Festival.