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Bear Friday

by dogdaze on Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:36 am

On a misty spring morning in the Tetons, one of 399’s one year old cubs was lured back to some shrub brush by this little bluebird. The cub followed it around as it flitted from stem to stem before they both headed back into the willows.
Daryl Hunter, I thought of your wonderful bluebird picture with the grizzly as I saw this happen. :)Image
Cub with Bluebird by Heidi Pinkerton – Root River Photography, on Flickr
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2013 Yellowstone Calendar Images

by Max on Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:51 am

Every year I like to share the photos I’ve selected for my new calendars. This year, I actually have three calendars related to Yellowstone. I do a Yellowstone theme every year. Every couple years (when I have enough images) I like to do a Little Yellowstone theme featuring baby/cute animals from the park. And finally this year, I decided I had enough images to do a Wolves calendar, which mainly features wolves from the park, with a couple of coastal wolves from Canada rounding things out.You’ve likely seen several of these images in past years, but there are some new/unpublished ones as well. Enjoy!Yellowstone Continue reading
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Fire Restrictions Removed – Yellowstone National Park

More than a half inch of rain quieted three lightning caused fires in the central portion of Yellowstone National Park. None of the fires has grown since Thursday night. Although the fire danger may rebound, it has dropped to Very High. The rainfall has also prompted the park to remove fire restrictions.

Cygnet Fire:
The 2,400 acre Cygnet Fire has burned on both sides of the Norris to Canyon road. A section of the backcountry along the road corridor remains closed. Smoke rose from the west side of the fire Saturday afternoon before the latest rainfall occurred. The fire may become more active if sunny skies, windy conditions, and little additional rainfall occur in the coming days. This lightning caused fire, located 5 miles southwest of Canyon Village, was discovered on August 10. Continue reading

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Winter Use At Yellowstone National Park

 NPS To Maintain One-Year Rule For 2012-2013

For the upcoming 2012-2013 winter season at Yellowstone National Park, the National Park Service is proposing to extend the existing “one-year rule” regarding the management of snowmobiles and snowcoach activity in the park.

This proposal would implement the same conditions during the 2012-2013 winter season that have been in place for the past three winters. This plan allows for up to 318 commercially guided Best Available Technology snowmobiles and up to 78 commercially guided snowcoaches daily. It will also continue to provide access for motorized oversnow travel over the East Entrance road and Sylvan Pass. Continue reading

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Yellowstone Fire Update – August 28th

Stable weather conditions and a slight amount of precipitation resulted in little growth activity on the fires in Yellowstone National Park on Monday. Lightning from the same isolated thunderstorms that brought the scattered rain showers also created a small new fire in the burn scar of the 2010 Beach Fire approximately 3 miles northwest of West Thumb. No significant fuel sources are available in that area for the fire to spread, and management of that fire start is being determined today. Warm and dry weather with increasing winds and an impending cold front passage forecast for the next few days brings the chance for increased fire activity. The Fire Danger Level in Yellowstone remains at Extreme, and fire restrictions are in effect. Firefighters and equipment from Yellowstone, along with Saguaro National Park (Arizona), Big Thicket National Preserve (Texas), Gallatin National Forest, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Park County Rural and Paradise Valley Fire Departments (Montana) are assisting on the fires burning in the park. Continue reading

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Fire Update – August 25, 2012 – Yellowstone National Park

Location of Active Fires in Yellowstone - Click to enlarge

Summary: Windy, dry Red Flag conditions Friday afternoon resulted in an increase in fire activity and growth on the Cygnet Fire in Yellowstone National Park. Fire managers expect the same to occur today as Red Flag conditions will continue until 9:00 p.m. this evening. The Fire Danger Level in Yellowstone is Extreme, and fire restrictions remain in effect. Firefighters and equipment from Yellowstone, along with Saguaro National Park (Arizona), Big Thicket National Preserve (Texas), Gallatin National Forest, Park County Rural and Paradise Valley Fire Departments (Montana) are assisting on the Cygnet Fire as well as on other smaller fires still burning in the park. Continue reading

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