Mark Bagne

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Bears emerge from dens across greater Yellowstone area

It’s time for outdoorsmen in the greater Yellowstone area to once again exercise bear safety as bears begin emerging from hibernation. In the first confirmed report of grizzly bear activity this year in Yellowstone National Park, guides and visitors on March 4 observed and photographed a bear along the road in the Mud Volcano area of Hayden Valley, north of Yellowstone Lake. The first black bear of the year was spotted Feb. 11 near the southern end of the park. Continue Reading →

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Parks offer teens summer work programs

Participants in the Grand Teton National Park Youth Conservation Program move a log during a trail project.

Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks are once again offering young men and women the opportunity to live and work in a natural wonderland this summer, while fostering an appreciation for conservation with adult training and hands-on experience. The March 8 deadline to complete application materials is fast approaching for the 2014 Youth Conservation Corps at Yellowstone National Park, according to a statement released by the park's public affairs office. Continue Reading →

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Yellowstone and Grand Teton near top of list in visitor spending

Only a handful of National Park Service destinations generate the magnitude of spending by visitors in gateway communities as the powerful duo of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. The 241-mile Blue Ridge Parkway cresting the southern Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina is the only Park Service attraction to fuel more visitor spending than Yellowstone and Grand Teton, according to a Park Service report released this week titled 2012 National Park Visitor Spending Effects. Continue Reading →

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