Yellowstone National Park http://kufm.org en YNP, State taking first steps toward new Bison Management Plan http://kufm.org/post/ynp-state-taking-first-steps-toward-new-bison-management-plan <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">National Park Service officials are announcing a partnership with the state of Montana to consider changes to managing bison in and around Yellowstone National Park.</span></p><p>Hundreds of bison wander into the state from the park’s northern boundary during many winters.</p><p>Livestock owners worry about the animals damaging property and spreading disease.</p><p>The Park Service and the state have been operating under their current Bison Management Plan since 2001.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 23:23:19 +0000 Dan Boyce 16875 at http://kufm.org YNP, State taking first steps toward new Bison Management Plan Are wolf populations in Yellowstone leveling out? http://kufm.org/post/are-wolf-populations-yellowstone-leveling-out <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new report shows a declining population of wolves in Yellowstone National Park, but a lead author describes it as a result of the predators coming into balance with their environment.</span></p><p>“The number of wolves are here that can be supported by prey,” said Doug Smith, Yellowstone Senior Wildlife Biologist and leader of the Yellowstone Wolf Project.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:06:00 +0000 Dan Boyce 13928 at http://kufm.org Are wolf populations in Yellowstone leveling out? Remote vaccination of bison not likely for Yellowstone Park herd http://kufm.org/post/remote-vaccination-bison-not-likely-yellowstone-park-herd <p>Yellowstone National Park administrators say shooting wild bison with vaccine-laced "biobullets" to prevent the spread of an animal disease would be too ineffective to justify the expense.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:36:29 +0000 Edward O'Brien 13640 at http://kufm.org Remote vaccination of bison not likely for Yellowstone Park herd FWP Commission approves more aggressive wolf season http://kufm.org/post/fwp-commission-approves-more-aggressive-wolf-season <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Montana Wildlife Commissioners have voted unanimously to enact more aggressive hunting and trapping rules for the gray wolf. It’s part of an effort to reduce the predator’s population, which is still higher than state biologists want. This despite recent hunting seasons put in place after wolves were taken off the endangered species list a couple of years ago.</span></p><p>The new rules extend the hunting season, allow more wolves to be taken by individuals and allow the use of electronic calls.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:53:55 +0000 Dan Boyce 5181 at http://kufm.org FWP Commission approves more aggressive wolf season In Yellowstone sometimes it's what they don't know that matters most http://kufm.org/post/yellowstone-sometimes-its-what-they-dont-know-matters-most <p>Scientists and others will gather in Yellowstone National Park for three days early next week to discuss what they know about the geothermal system in the Old Faithful area. The meeting will take place at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge, and will be open to the public.</p><p></p><p>In this evening's feature story, Edward O'Brien speaks with Yellowstone National Park Geologist, Dr. Hank Heasler(that's pronounced HESS'-ler), about this conference and what scientists know - or perhaps more to the point - <em>don't</em> know about the Old Faithful area's geothermal system.</p><p></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 20:15:10 +0000 Edward O'Brien 3129 at http://kufm.org In Yellowstone sometimes it's what they don't know that matters most