Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

CODY — The impacts from climate change on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem – some positive but mostly negative – are occurring now, but changes in public policy could lessen the harmful consequences. There’s still time to minimize the damage, two scientists said. “Our landscape has been shaped by...
JACKSON (WNE) — Summer is once again here in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, at least as evidenced by the first bison goring of a visitor to Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone National Park reported its first bison goring of the 2022 season, sending out a press release Tuesday afternoon that...
CODY— Protecting paths used by big game across private lands is the focus of a federal pilot project announced Friday in Cody. The program rewards and supports landowners in the targeted areas for not developing their lands into uses not compatible with wildlife. “Conserving America’s most iconic...
Wyoming petitions for delisting of grizzlies   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Wyoming has officially asked for grizzly bears to be removed from the endangered species list. Gov. Mark Gordon, backed by the fellow grizzly states of Idaho and Montana, on...
Wyoming approves revised grizzly agreement   By Zac Taylor Cody Enterprise Via Wyoming News Exchange   CODY — The latest effort to delist Yellowstone area grizzly bears took a step closer Tuesday.  The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission approved a revised tri-state Memorandum of Agreement regarding...
Grizzly deaths approach record, high population cited   By Mark Davis Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   POWELL — Grizzly bears are dying at a record pace in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, but wildlife officials say that’s a sign of a population that has reached its carrying capacity. ...
Tracking grizzly 399 now easier   By Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — The way Hilary Cooley sees it, Grizzly 399 and her four cubs are now better positioned to stay alive and out of trouble until they den up for the winter. That famous ursine family...
Lummis, Western senators renew push for state management of grizzlies   By CJ Baker and Mark Davis Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   POWELL — A group of Republican senators from Wyoming, Idaho and Montana are calling on Democratic leaders to take “immediate” action on a bill that would...

Troy Koser, a doctoral student at Montana State University, surveys Pacific Creek Campground area for winter ticks. Koser is an ecology student involved in a study of winter ticks in the Jackson Hole area. (Photo by Meg Potter, Jackson Hole News&Guide)

A Jackson Hole survey for winter ticks   By Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — Troy Koser was inspecting the remnants of a “tick ball” that clung to a blade of grass. That’s just what it sounds like. The Montana State University Ph.D. ecology student was...
Grizzly encounters increase   By Zac Taylor Cody Enterprise Via Wyoming News Exchange   CODY — Grizzly bear country is growing. Game and Fish Large Carnivore Sectional Supervisor Dan Thompson said while good efforts have been made recently to decrease certain conflict types, more issues are popping...

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