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Yellowstone Chief Dan Wenk Says He's Being Forced Out

Jun 7, 2018
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Yellowstone National Park's superintendent says he's being forced out for what appear to be punitive reasons following disagreements with the Trump administration over how many bison the park can sustain. 

Scaffolding at the scorched Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park.
Glacier National Park Conservancy

The U.S. Department of Interior Wednesday announced it’s secured $12 million to fund reconstruction of the Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park.

Eric Whitney

A Nevada woman was attacked by a cow elk behind the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel in Yellowstone National Park Sunday. She was flown to the trauma center at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center due to the severity of her injuries.

According to a press release from the park’s Public Affairs Office, the elk reared up and kicked 51-year-old Charlene Triplett, an employee at the hotel, multiple times with its front legs, hitting her head, torso and back.

The elk was protecting a calf bedded down about 20 feet away, hidden by other cars.

Emigrant Peak in Montana's Paradise Valley north of Yellowstone Park.
Eric Whitney / Montana Public Radio

A Montana judge has chastised state environmental regulators over a mine exploration project near Yellowstone National Park.

The ruling out Park County Wednesday says the Montana Department of Environmental Quality gave Lucky Minerals the go ahead last year to explore for gold in Paradise Valley north of Yellowstone without looking closely enough at whether it would impact sensitive wildlife habitat and water conditions.

Grizzly bear.
Flickr user Nathan Rupert

Tribal leaders in Montana, the U.S. and Canada say Wyoming’s unanimous decision to hunt up to 22 grizzly bears outside Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks this year strikes a devastating blow to tribal communities.

On a press conference call Wednesday, tribal leaders said they were not adequately consulted about management of an animal they consider sacred.

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