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Snow continues 4-1-20

posted by Laurie Lyman

April 1, 2020 — Hi Everyone ~   One more day in the bunker.  I don’t believe in all the years I have seen snow falling here for so many days in a ro Read more >

Using Satellites to Help Forecast Wildlife Migration & Wildfires

posted by Dave Hornoff

March 31, 2020 — The bison population has really exploded over the last two decades in Yellowstone National Park. This creates complex situations for wildlife managers Read more >

Another Day 3-30-20

posted by Laurie Lyman

March 30, 2020 — Hi Everyone ~     Yet another day watching Amphitheater completely clouded with snow.  It is hard to believe how much snow we are get Read more >

Glacier National Park closes to all visitors

posted by Dave Hornoff

March 29, 2020 — Montana's signature National Parks are closed. After Yellowstone National Park closed Wednesday, park officials at Glacier National Park closed the p Read more >

Drive home, Bison cull 3-26-20

posted by Laurie Lyman

March 26, 2020 — Hi Everyone ~   Drove back to Northeast today.  The park is still mostly blanketed in beautiful snow shown off especially in the Lamar Val Read more >

Xanterra: All operations suspended until May 21st

posted by Dave Hornoff

March 26, 2020 — Xanterra announced it is suspending all of its operations throughout the entirety of its national park facilities from Friday, March 20th, until Tuesd Read more >

Park closure and no wolves today 3-24-20

posted by Laurie Lyman

March 25, 2020 — Hi Everyone ~   Well, I am not sure how we shall proceed here.  We went out in blinding snow and fog this morning covering the Soda Butte Read more >

Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks are further modifying operations to implement latest health guidance

posted by Dave Hornoff

March 24, 2020 — Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks are announcing modifications to operations at the request of local county health officers from Park County, Read more >

Junctions, 8 Mile 3-23-20

posted by Laurie Lyman

March 23, 2020 — Hi Everyone ~   Sunshine and high clouds this morning with 10 degrees leaving Northeast.   Toss up as to where the Junctions would be. & Read more >

Neighboring counties ask Yellowstone National Park to close

posted by Dave Hornoff

March 23, 2020 —  Park County and Gallatin County officials have requested that Yellowstone National Park be closed to visitors in response to concern that touris Read more >

Junctions, 8 Mile 3-22-20

posted by Laurie Lyman

March 22, 2020 — Hi Everyone ~   Nice day with some sun and snow squalls mixed together.  Warmer temperatures in the 20’s was welcome.   Early Read more >

Xanterra operations in Yellowstone

posted by Dave Hornoff

March 22, 2020 — All Xanterra operations in Yellowstone are Closed From Friday, March 20 – Thursday, May 21, 2020. We Will Re-Open Friday, May 22, 2020. All Xan Read more >

Junctions, grizzlies 3-21-20

posted by Laurie Lyman

March 21, 2020 — Hi Everyone ~   For many this the true 25th anniversary of the wolves.  This is the day 25 years ago that they opened the pens and set the Read more >

Center for Biological Diversity: Conversation on Wildlife and COVID-19

posted by Dave Hornoff

March 21, 2020 — We know many of you are practicing physical distancing, but that doesn't mean we have to remain socially isolated. The important work of the C Read more >

Junctions, badger, grizzly 3-20-20

posted by Laurie Lyman

March 20, 2020 — Hi Everyone ~   Cold again this morning with cloudy skies at Northeast.  Clouds remained all day with a chill.     Hope all of Read more >

Junctions 3-19-20

posted by Laurie Lyman

March 19, 2020 — Hi Everyone ~   Zero this morning as we headed into the park from Northeast.  Drastic weather changes not being able to predict day to day Read more >

Junctions, grizzly 3-18-20

posted by Laurie Lyman

March 18, 2020 — Hi Everyone ~   Warmer today but loads of snow.  Luckily we had a few good views before the white out.     Early this morning Read more >

Youth to Yellowstone receives nonprofit status

posted by Dave Hornoff

March 18, 2020 — Youth to Yellowstone of Ripley County Inc. has recently received its 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, according to board President Bill Riley. “We&rs Read more >

Yellowstone to modify operations to implement latest COVID-19 health guidance

posted by Dave Hornoff

March 18, 2020 — Yellowstone National Park is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Co Read more >


Owl Summer — A new owl film

posted by Dan Hartman

March 31, 2020 —      During these strange and trying times Cindy and I have been sheltering in place here at our cabin.  We haven't been to t Read more >

Charting Yellowstone Wolves — Special 25th Anniversary Edition!

posted by Leo Leckie

March 24, 2020 — The history of Yellowstone Wolves lives on — now in paper in a 281-page book! First, we put the Yellowstone wolves online in Now, Read more >

Boreal Owl Update — Signs are Good

posted by Dan Hartman

March 19, 2020 —      I've been hesitant about doing a follow up to my boreal owl study because things went a bit south.      Read more >

Boreal Study — Come on Springtime!

posted by Dan Hartman

March 2, 2020 —      Well, it's March 1st.  Time for my owl survey to begin this year, however, it is a bit more special.     Read more >

THANK YOU FOR WRITING AND SPEAKING! — Feb. 13, FWP Commissioners Decided to Lower Wolf Quotas

posted by Ilona Popper

Feb. 20, 2020 — The Commissioners decided to take a final vote instead of calling for more public comment through March. After debate within the Commission and passi Read more >

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