All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Yellowstone’

Friday Photo: Hi-Def Yosemite Webcam the Latest Online Glimpse into the National Parks


Computers and mobile devices around the world were roaring with the beauty of waterfalls this week as officials at Yosemite National Park announced  a new webcam at the park, giving users a view of the spectacular Upper Yosemite Falls–the tallest waterfall in North America, rising 2,425 feet from the valley floor. The webcam updates every 30 seconds with live images of the [...]

Posted on: May 18 2012
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Prevent Wolf Hunting in Wyoming’s National Parks


By Sharon Mader, Senior Program Manager, Grand Teton The gray wolf has made a stunning comeback in the northern Rockies. In the late 1920s,  wolves had been completely eradicated from western Wyoming as well as the rest of the lower 48 states. Conservationists reintroduced wolves to the region in the 1990s, successfully restoring new populations to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, as [...]

Posted on: May 15 2012
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Get the Big Picture on Bison on “Independent Lens” This Week


By Patricia Dowd, Program Manager, Yellowstone Field Office On April 26, 2012, PBS’s Independent Lens will air “Facing the Storm,” an episode on the history, mismanagement, and future of wild bison. Historically, as many as 25 to 30 million bison wandered the Great Plains. Today, only a fraction of this wild herd remains, including 3,500 genetically pure wild bison in [...]

Posted on: April 24 2012
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National Parks, and Park Apps, Free for National Park Week


Next week is National Park Week! Starting this Saturday, April 21, through Sunday, April 29, all 397 units of the park system will waive their entrance fees, from Acadia to Zion and everywhere in between. The fee-free days make an already affordable vacation to America’s most spectacular places even easier on the wallet, at an ideal time for viewing wildflowers, birds, and waterfalls at many parks.  To [...]

Posted on: April 17 2012
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New Tools for Vacation-Planning Season


Now that spring is here, for many of us, that means vacation planning! If you’re thinking about a trip to the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, or the Great Smoky Mountains, check out a new tool released last month by Nature Valley called Trail View. Similar to Google Maps, the website allows users to view hiking trails in these three major parks, both from a birds-eye view, and from a 360-degree ”street [...]

Posted on: April 6 2012
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