Sep 072017
POLL: Should Yellowstone's Iconic Grizzly Bears be Stripped of Federal Protection?

It was disappointing to say the least when it was announced earlier this summer that Yellowstone National Park’s iconic grizzly bears would be stripped of protection under the Endangered Species Act. But now, in an effort to get protection restored,multiple tribal and conservation organizations are taking the government to court. In the U.S., there was […]

Jul 012017
POLL: Should Yellowstone Grizzlies be removed from the Endangered List?

To see how far we’ve come in restoring grizzly bear populations in and around Yellowstone National Park, consider: There are five times more grizzlies now than there were in 1975, when they were first protected under the Endangered Species Act. The area grizzlies roam has increased by half. And conflicts with bears attracted to landowners’ […]

May 302017
$10,000 reward offered to find killer of famous Yellowstone white wolf

For years, the wolf known as “White Lady” delighted visitors who were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of her when they visited Yellowstone National Park. At 12 years old, the alpha female of the Canyon Pack had lived twice as long as other wolves in the park. Within nine years, with the same alpha […]

May 282017
POLL: Should the Grizzly Bear be removed from the Endangered Species List?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service currently is considering the most significant wildlife issue of our time: removal of Endangered Species Act protections from Yellowstone’s grizzly bear population. This action will trigger a trophy hunting season in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. Habitat and food sources for Yellowstone’s grizzlies are being profoundly impacted by climate change. […]

Mar 132017
An elk's-eye view of migrating through Yellowstone

That elk migrate in and out of Yellowstone every year in vast herds is more than a triumph of movement. Every spring, tens of thousands of elk divided among nine different herds traverse perilously rocky terrain, swim across fast-moving rivers, and scale precipitous mountain slopes. They do what researchers refer to as “surfing the green […]

Mar 152016
Yellowstone's Grizzly Bears Should Not Be Hunted

Touted as one of the greatest wildlife comeback stories in history, the recovery of Yellowstone grizzly bears reached a milestone this week. In a much anticipated, though highly controversial, move, the U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service announced its intent to remove long standing federal protections for the bruins that make their home primarily in and around […]

Dec 142015
POLL: Should grizzly bears be removed from the endangered species list?

State and federal wildlife officials are set to strip grizzly bears of their protection from hunting around Yellowstone national park, with a plan that would remove one of the species’ last populations from the endangered species list. A leaked letter from Dan Ashe, director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, to state officials notes […]

Feb 252014
Stop Wildlife Killing Contests in California

After Project Coyote representatives made the case for a ban, newly elected Commission Vice President Jack Baylis put forth the motion to move forward on a formal rule making process to consider prohibiting wildlife-killing contests statewide. Speaking in favor of the motion Commission President Michael Sutton stated, “I’ve been concerned about these killing contests for […]

Nov 232013
Wolves boost food for Yellowstone’s threatened grizzlies

Wolves and grizzlies aren’t best buddies. Burly bears can barge in on a feasting pack, making off with the wolves’ fresh kill. Wolves have been known to dig into bear dens and snag a cub. But after gray wolves returned to Yellowstone National Park in 1995, grizzly bears ate more berries in the summer for […]

Apr 112013
Safe Passage for Pronghorn (with videoclip)

In the 1950s, President Eisenhower led the creation of a national system of interstate highways across the United States. Though the system was originally conceived as a necessary part of defending the country, today it is the primary basis of our nation’s commerce and travel. Until recently, little thought was devoted to the implications of […]

Feb 112013
Over 1,500 wolves killed in the contiguous U.S. since hunting legalized

Hunters and trappers have killed approximately 1,530 wolves over the last 18 months in the contiguous U.S., which excludes Alaska. After being protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for 38 years, gray wolves (Canis lupus) were stripped of their protected states in 2011 by a legislative rider (the only animal to ever be removed […]

Feb 102013
Mind Numbing Beauty - Yellowstone 2013

I’m sat here looking out the window at the wet falling snow aching to be back in the beauty of Yellowstone in all its cold proper snow glory. I never thought id struggle to write this post Yellowstone Trip bog but it is the most amazing spell binding place that I’ve ever visited, even possibly […]

Oct 102012
The Birds of Yellowstone by Don Getty – Part Two

When people plan to visit Yellowstone National Park, they generally anticipate seeing wildlife like bears, buffalo, elk, etc. and the natural wonders such as geysers and waterfalls. Often overlooked is the incredible variety of birds. I’ve seen Wilson’s Snipes in the Park several times. I photographed this one from the window of my vehicle not […]