Tag Archives: Yellowstone

USFWS Moving to Delist Grizzlies

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced this week  that it was moving forward with work to delist the grizzly bear. According to FWS, we could see the removal of Endangered Species Act protections for the Yellowstone grizzly by the end of the year. FWS’s next steps are to conduct an analysis of threats to grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region, prior to making any decision to remove important Endangered Species Act protections for the bears. Chris Servheen, grizzly bear… Continue reading

The Wolf of Main Street

By Beth Stewart China = pandas. India = Bengal tigers. Every continent has their share of beloved endangered species. But what about us? One of the world’s most beautiful and endangered animals lives right here in the good ole U.S.A. Head to Yellowstone and you’re practically guaranteed a sighting of this classic American icon – the gray wolf. Unfortunately, the wolf is not universally revered like the panda. Instead, it’s one of the most polarizing animals in this country. The… Continue reading

Yellowstone Grizzly Bears – An Update from the Field

By Derek Goldman, Northern Rocky Mountain Representative for the Endangered Species Coalition This past December marked the 40th anniversary of near-unanimous passage by Congress of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 – one of our nation’s most important wildlife conservation laws. Thanks to Act, Americans have the opportunity today to hear the calls of the bald eagle and peregrine falcon, catch a glimpse of an alligator in the wild, and hear the howl of the gray wolf throughout the northern… Continue reading

Little Red Riding Hood Was So Wrong

This post is a guest blog by Beth Stewart, a photographer who recently traveled to Yellowstone National Park for the opportunity to photograph wolves.   It’s hard to describe the thrill of watching an apex predator drink from a stream barely 200 yards from you. The wolf I was watching had just sauntered away from one of Yellowstone’s biggest carnivore dramas in recent memory. The source of all that drama was a fresh bison carcass. FOUR wolves and FIVE grizzlies… Continue reading