• Yellowstone and Grand Teton among the national parks closing immediately

    (CNN) — Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks have closed to park visitors until further notice due to public health concerns, Yellowstone National Park announced in a statement. Fearing the potential risk of exposure to novel coronavirus, the parks had been continuously reducing public access to National Park Service sites across the country, while promoting […]

  • Federal judge restores grizzly protections, canceling bear hunt

    A federal judge in Montana said Monday that grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park should remain a protected species, reversing a United States Fish and Wildlife Service decision to lift those protections last year. The order, issued by U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen, effectively cancels what was to be the first bear hunt […]

  • Yellowstone chief says Trump administration forcing him out: ‘I feel this is a punitive action’

    Yellowstone National Park’s superintendent said Thursday that he’s being forced out in an apparent “punitive action” following disagreements with the Trump administration over how many bison the park can sustain, a longstanding source of conflict between park officials and ranchers in neighboring Montana. Superintendent Dan Wenk announced last week that he intended to retire March […]

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