yellowstone national park

Some cleared roads in Yellowstone National Park opened for bicyclists this week. Work continues to open major routes to cars by April 21. Soon, millions of people will visit the park to enjoy its amazing natural wonders. Just remember, bison always have the right of way. Photo by National Park Service.

Yellowstone National Park boasts 4 mountain ranges and at least 70 peaks over 8,000 feet tall. At almost 11,000 feet tall, Electric Peak is the third tallest mountain in Yellowstone. With its snow-covered face catching the day’s last sun rays, it’s a majestic sight to behold. Photo by Neal Herbert, National Park Service.

Grizzly bear protections in Yellowstone National park are ending

  • A final ruling by U.S. government officials will strike the Yellowstone grizzly bear from the list of threatened species after its population increased to 700, according to the Associated Press.
  • The process to remove the Yellowstone grizzly bears’ designation as a threatened species began in 2016 under the administration of then-President Barack Obama.
  • Yellowstone grizzly bears have been on the U.S. Endangered Species list for more than 40 years, after its population initially declined to fewer than 150. Read more (6/23/17)

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