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Yellowstone National Park

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. The valley is north of Yellowstone Park near the location of two gold mines proposed in 2015.
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.

Grizzly bear and cubs.
PD

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Biologists will be conducting bear research in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks over the next couple of months.

The research is part of ongoing efforts to monitor the population of grizzly bears and black bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Yellowstone Park's Steamboat Geyser during a 2004 eruption.
(PD)

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The world's largest active geyser has erupted again in Yellowstone National Park.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the Steamboat Geyser erupted early Sunday, its fifth eruption this year.

Yellowstone visitors line up at the park's north entrance outside of Gardiner, MT.
Yellowstone National Park (PD)

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A recent report says visitors to Yellowstone National Park spent nearly $500 million last year in neighboring towns to the wilderness recreation area.

The world's largest active geyser has erupted three times in the past two months at Yellowstone National Park, leaving scientists puzzled by the sudden and relatively frequent explosions.

Bison moving through Yellowstone Park's Upper Geyser Basin.
Diane Renkin - NPS (PD)

A 72-year-old Idaho woman received minor injuries Tuesday after a bison shoved her off a trail in Yellowstone National Park. It’s the first report of a bison injuring a visitor this year, and park officials want to keep it that way.

Grizzly bear at Swan Lake Flats in Yellowstone National Park.
Jim Peaco (PD)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will not restore federal protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears. That despite a court ruling questioning the government’s rationale for placing the animals under state management.

Friday's announcement follows a months-long review of last year’s decision to lift protections for about 700 bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.

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