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A Tale of Three Roads: Yellowstone Weighs Options for North Entrance

March 1, 2024 // NEWS: In Short

The North Entrance Road in Yellowstone sustained significant damage in June 2022 flooding
Severe flooding in June 2022 wiped out Yellowstone National Park’s North Entrance Road. The park built a temporary fix. Now officials seek public input for a permanent solution.
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Why are bighorn and domestic sheep hanging out? Here's why we should care.

February 14, 2024 // NEWS: In Short

The bacteria M. ovi causes mild symptoms in domestic sheep, but can be fatal to bighorns
A respiratory illness common in domestic sheep can devastate wild bighorn sheep herds. In a quest to minimize transmission, a pair of MSU researchers is leading a study to identify how wild and domestic sheep interact.
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How Irrigation Harms (or Helps) Streamflows in the West

February 9, 2024 // NEWS: In Short

You can see all the wildlife Yellowstone offers when you visit the Yellowstone River delta
A new study used 35 years of data to qualify the impacts of irrigation on river basins across the western U.S. to better inform future management decisions. As it turns out, it’s complicated.
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Pair of wildlife diseases detected in Montana birds

February 2, 2024 // NEWS: In Short

Mourning doves and Eurasian collared doves are susceptible to the disease PPMV
Recent avian flu and pigeon paramyxovirus detections prompted FWP to issue a statement last month informing residents to be aware and diligent if they find dead birds.
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Wolves: Love Them or Hate Them?

January 24, 2024 // NEWS: In Short

A recent study indicates that tolerance for wolves in Montana has grown since 2012
Results from a recent survey by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the University of Montana finds growing tolerance toward wolves among state residents.
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Homeward Bound

January 19, 2024 // NEWS: Film Review

Mule deer migrate hundreds of miles to winter grounds from Grand Teton National Park
A new documentary released by the Wyoming Migration Initiative chronicles the travel and travails of Grand Teton mule deer.
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2023 a ‘Good Food Year’ for Yellowstone Grizzlies

January 11, 2024 // NEWS: In Short

In October 2023, Grizzly Bear 566 weighed in at a whopping 716 pounds, three shy of the Greater Yellowstone record
Last fall, Grizzly 566 weighed in at a near record-breaking 700 pounds, Mountain Journal spoke with a grizzly expert for the latest in health and population trends for bears in Greater Yellowstone.
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The Future of Drought in Montana

January 5, 2024 // NEWS: In Short

A barren wheatfield in Malta, Montana, after it was raided by migratory grasshoppers that thrive in drought conditions
Following a three-year planning process, Montana released an updated Drought Management Plan, seeking to foster drought resilience in the state and recognizing climate change as a driving factor.
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50 Years: How the Endangered Species Act Influenced Greater Yellowstone

January 2, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

Bald eagles were finally listed under the ESA in 1978
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, Mountain Journal looks at the landmark legislation’s impact on some of Greater Yellowstone’s keystone species.
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Two Wyoming Elk Feedgrounds in Limbo Amid CWD Concerns

December 21, 2023 // NEWS: In Short

Wyoming Game and Fish manages 22 elk feedgrounds across the state
As Wyoming Game and Fish assesses the viability of two Wyoming elk feedgrounds, concerns over the spread of chronic wasting disease at forefront.
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BLM Bans Lethal ‘Cyanide Bombs’ Used to Kill Predators

December 14, 2023 // NEWS: In Short

The EPA authorizes various federal and state agencies to use M-44 cyanide devices to kill canids, including wolves and coyotes
The ban, in place on 245 million acres for a minimum of five years, comes after M-44 cyanide devices killed non-target species including domestic dogs and injured humans.
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Lethal Rotenone Plan Aims to Trade Wilderness Rainbows for Cutthroat

December 5, 2023 // NEWS: In Short

The plan to use rotenone would kill rainbow trout in Buffalo Creek to be replaced by cutthroat
After Custer Gallatin National Forest issued a decision to kill off rainbow trout with rotenone north of Yellowstone, a Montana group filed lawsuit against the Forest Service over plan to 'poison' Buffalo Creek.
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Breeding Pair of Eastern Owl Species Spotted for First Time in Grand Teton

November 30, 2023 // NEWS: Dispatch

The barred owl is common in most states east of the Mississippi River. In Wyoming? Not so much.
The first breeding pair of barred owls recorded in the park or Wyoming has experts concerned over potential ecosystem effects.
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Will Wolverines be Listed Under Endangered Species Act?

November 21, 2023 // NEWS: In Short

The fate of the wolverine lies in the hands of the federal government
The U.S.  Fish and Wildlife Service will make a determination about listing Lower 48 wolverines by Nov. 27
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