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3-3-24 Rescues, 5 gray
posted by Laurie Lyman

March 3, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Rescues from Calvin and Lynette J ~  The morning started at Blacktail Vista lot where we had missed the Rescue chase two moose. We could see the moose but not the wolves. Calvin picked them ... Continue reading


3-2-24 Rescues
posted by Laurie Lyman

March 2, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Morning Rescues on the Blacktail from Helena ~  The winter storm warning was predicted to be worse than the day before but there was a window of possibility. I headed through the North Entra ... Continue reading


Yellowstone National Park’s winter season is wrapping up
posted by Dave Hornoff

March 2, 2024 —   Winter is on its way out while spring is in at Yellowstone National Park. According to a press release from the Yellowstone National Park Public Affairs Office, the park will begin its preparat ... Continue reading


3-1-24 Rescues, Junctions
posted by Laurie Lyman

March 1, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ From Helena E ~  I headed up the OGR at 5:30 with 35 degrees and a very light sprinkle which increased all the way to Mammoth. In Mammoth snow was significantly deeper but powder so I c ... Continue reading


2-29-24 Junctions, Rescues, Wapiti? moose and other critters
posted by Laurie Lyman

March 1, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ We made it a little later start this morning and looked for Shrimp Lake wolves. I think they have moved on after eating on a bull bison for days.  We drove with beautiful sunshine through La ... Continue reading


2-28 Rescues, Junctions, Wapiti, moose
posted by Laurie Lyman

Feb. 28, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~   Still windy today with clouds and lots of slush as the temperatures rose late morning/early afternoon.  Late afternoon we did have some sunshine which is always ver welcome in Februar ... Continue reading


2-27-24 Rescue, Junction, Wapiti, moose, foxes
posted by Laurie Lyman

Feb. 27, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Colder today but we had some lovely sunshine that was worth the -9 on the Blacktail early. We started at Round Prairie with 5 bull moose in the willows.  These are some big guys that look m ... Continue reading


U of I Gets Donation to Study Biodiversity in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
posted by Dave Hornoff

Feb. 27, 2024 — February 22, 2024 MOSCOW, Idaho — University of Idaho has received a donation of nearly $650,000 from Joe Ricketts’ Jackson Fork Ranch. The donation will fund research into four native Gre ... Continue reading


2-26-24 Shrimp Lake, fox
posted by Laurie Lyman

Feb. 26, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ From Wendy B ~ It was snowing heavily Sunday night and the prediction was for 7-8 inches overnight. So, I  decided to wait for it to be light before I tried getting out of the driveway. As i ... Continue reading


2-25-24 Rescues, Junctions, Shrimp, moose, fox
posted by Laurie Lyman

Feb. 25, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Thirty-one degrees and cloudy as we came through Northeast this morning.  A strong wind with gusts up to 50 mph started yesterday afternoon and were still whipping this morning as we head in ... Continue reading


This Is the No. 1 National Park for Seeing Incredible Wildlife Where you can wave hello to a moose, a wolf, or an elk, from a safe distance. — Where you can wave hello to a moose, a wolf, or an elk, from a safe distance.
posted by Dave Hornoff

Feb. 25, 2024 —  National Wildlife Day is so nice we celebrate it twice. The day, dedicated to celebrating and highlighting endangered animals around the world, was originally celebrated Sept. 4, but now is also ... Continue reading


2-24-24 Shrimp, moose and other wildlife
posted by Laurie Lyman

Feb. 24, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~   From Wendy B ~  I left Silver Gate at 6:25, noticing a pretty stiff wind blowing, causing a bit of snow drifting across the road. At Round Prairie, Becky B had just found a gray from ... Continue reading


State still well below snow averages
posted by Dave Hornoff

Feb. 24, 2024 — Despite recent snow events, Wyoming is still significantly below averages in recent years in snow/water equivalent as measured by the state’s automated snow monitoring system, known as SNOTEL. The reports ... Continue reading


Yellowstone wolves visit Old Faithful in surreal webcam footage — Watch the pack roam the boardwalks
posted by Dave Hornoff

Feb. 24, 2024 — Yellowstone National Park fans who tuned into the Old Faithful webcam  Thursday morning were thrilled to see wolves strolling across the iconic thermal region. “What a view this morning!” ... Continue reading


2-23-24 Junction, Rescue, cougar, Shrimp
posted by Laurie Lyman

Feb. 23, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ From Wendy B ~ It was 26 in Gardiner as I drove east with a bright full moon behind me. I had almost reached Nature Trail when I heard wolves were in view from Hellroaring (Upper and Lower). When ... Continue reading


2-22-24 Junction, Rescue, a tie, ermine, snowshoe hare
posted by Laurie Lyman

Feb. 22, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Happenings from Susan C ~  A mix of clear sky and clouds this morning with 27F as we headed up to Mammoth.  On the way up to Undine we were thrilled to have a long tailed weasel (o ... Continue reading


2-21-24 Junction, Rescue, Shrimp Lake
posted by Laurie Lyman

Feb. 21, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ From Wendy B ~  It was much colder in the Park today than yesterday. From a pleasant 30 degree start in Gardiner it dropped to a chilly 18 at Nature Trail, where I stopped to glass the area ... Continue reading


Yellowstone Summit next weekend; Locals' discount on wolf watching program
posted by Dave Hornoff

Feb. 21, 2024 — If you love Yellowstone, you won’t want to miss the online YELLOWSTONE SUMMIT, starting this Thursday, February 22 and lasting through Sunday, February 25. This is ... Continue reading


2-20-24 Junctions, fox
posted by Laurie Lyman

Feb. 20, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ From Laurie ~  Today was a busy day in the park and very difficult to determine who was who.    Collaring has been going on and that sometimes sets some of the wolves a drift. &nbs ... Continue reading


2-19-24 Rescues
posted by Laurie Lyman

Feb. 19, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Rescues from Susan C ~  The temperature never dropped below the mid 20’s over night so it was a mild cloudy morning starting out today  People and vehicles were filling up all the ... Continue reading


2-18-24 Junction 1386F, Willow Creek 1407M, 8 Mile, moose
posted by Laurie Lyman

Feb. 18, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ From Susan C ~  This morning started out much warmer than yesterday with 15F in Gardiner but back to cloudy skies so a grey look to the landscape. We’ve been seeing a number of bull el ... Continue reading


2-17-24 Junctions, moose
posted by Laurie Lyman

Feb. 17, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ From Susan C ~  It  was -4F with totally clear skies as we left Gardiner today. It didn’t get much colder as we drove into the park until we noticed, while driving past Black ... Continue reading


Third annual ‘virtual Yellowstone Lollapalooza’ scheduled for next week
posted by Dave Hornoff

Feb. 17, 2024 — Physical entrance to Yellowstone National Park may be limited in the winter, but next week anyone anywhere with an internet connection can tune in and immerse themselves in the park during the third-annual Ye ... Continue reading


2-16-24 Junctions, Shrimp Lake and moose
posted by Laurie Lyman

Feb. 16, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ From Susan C ~  It was a very grey early morning with little additional snow having fallen overnight and low clouds over the hills.  It was down to 5F in Mammoth with a stiff breez ... Continue reading


2-15-24 Balck wolf
posted by Laurie Lyman

Feb. 15, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ From Susan C ~ It was snowing quite hard with fine, dry snow as we drove into the park this morning, and it had clearly been snowing for a number of hours since there were 2 to 3 inches of snow o ... Continue reading


Historic Transfer of 116 Yellowstone Bison to Fort Peck Indian Reservation Boosts Conservation and Cultural Preservation
posted by Dave Hornoff

Feb. 15, 2024 — A historic milestone in bison conservation and Native American relations was reached during the week of February 5, 2024. The National Park Service (NPS) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service ... Continue reading


2-14-24 Junctions, ? black wolf, moose
posted by Laurie Lyman

Feb. 14, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ From Susan C ~  We left Gardiner this morning with a “toasty” 12 degrees which steadily dropped to 1 degree as we drove further into the park.   We stopped briefly at ... Continue reading


FWP News: FWP reopens public comment period for draft grizzly bear and wolf management plans
posted by Dave Hornoff

Feb. 14, 2024 — HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is reopening the public comment period for the 2024 Grizzly Bear Management Plan and Montana Gray Wolf Conservation and Management Plan to ensure Montana c ... Continue reading


2-13-24 Junctions, Shrimp Lake and moose
posted by Laurie Lyman

Feb. 14, 2024 —   Hi Everyone ~ From Laurie ~  We headed out this morning with pleasant temperatures and cloudy skies.  We stopped at Boulder and Dan found the Junctions, 4 blacks an a gray, heading towards th ... Continue reading


2-12-24 Rescues, Junctions, Shrimp Lake, moose
posted by Laurie Lyman

Feb. 12, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Comfortable temperatures for winter hanging around the mid-twenties.  We did have snow this afternoon especially to the East.   Crazy busy day with good sightings in multiple places. & ... Continue reading


2-11-24 Rescue, Shrimp Lake, Junctions, moose
posted by Laurie Lyman

Feb. 11, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Cooler overcast skies welcomed us this morning.  We all spread out from corner to corner looking this morning. Rescue from Doug MacCarthy ~  At 6:35 this morning, I heard howling while ... Continue reading


2-10-24 Junctions, Shrimps, Rescue
posted by Laurie Lyman

Feb. 10, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~  Eighteen degrees as we entered Lamar Valley today so a bit cooler.  We did have the sun today for about an hour mid-morning before more clouds moved in.   We spread out today sea ... Continue reading


USFWS Considers Restoring Grizzly Bears to Bitterroot Ecosystem in Idaho and Montana
posted by Dave Hornoff

Feb. 10, 2024 — The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is in the process of considering plans for the restoration of grizzly bear populations to the Bitterroot ecosystem — which covers the western part of&nb ... Continue reading


Avalanche danger eases into weekend; slides still possible
posted by Dave Hornoff

Feb. 10, 2024 — Apotentially deadly slide remained possible Friday and into the weekend — and danger remained high south of Bozeman. After warm temperatures and rain across the area significantly reduced snowpack ... Continue reading


2-9-24 Rescues and other critters
posted by Laurie Lyman

Feb. 9, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Cooler temperatures this morning at 19 degrees with low clouds and flurries. The sun was hanging out trying to break out but we never saw it today. Northeast got at least another inch of snow thi ... Continue reading


Join Yellowstone WolfTracker for an Adventure You won't forget
posted by Dave Hornoff

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U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE HOLDS COURSE ON WOLF PROTECTIONS
posted by Dave Hornoff

Feb. 9, 2024 — The Service also announced a national recovery plan for the species The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced it is holding the course on gray wolves, deciding against two petitions—one seeking to ... Continue reading


Conservation Groups to act on Wolves Behalf
posted by Dave Hornoff

Feb. 9, 2024 — HELENA, Mont. — Less than a week after the federal government announced it would not add Northern Rockies gray wolves back onto the list of endangered species, more than a dozen conservation gro ... Continue reading


2-8-24 Rescues, Junctions, Shrimp, a tie! moose and fox
posted by Laurie Lyman

Feb. 8, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Rescue morning from Helena E ~  I drove through the North Gate later than usual, winding up the OGR to Mammoth at my favorite time of morning - just as the sky is getting its first ... Continue reading


Conservation groups intend to sue over federal decision on Rocky Mountain gray wolves
posted by Dave Hornoff

Feb. 8, 2024 — Ten conservation groups plan to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its decision not to list gray wolves in more parts of the west under the Endangered Species Act. The agency announced last week t ... Continue reading