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Idaho director of Yellowstone conservation group pleads guilty to elk poaching

Jeff Hoyt of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition appears in a June 2012 segment of The Daily Show.

The Idaho director of a nonprofit group working to protect habitat and wildlife around Yellowstone National Park has pleaded guilty to elk poaching, and is leaving the organization. Marv Hoyt, who was an outspoken advocate for wildlife in the greater Yellowstone area, admitted last month in Idaho's Sixth District Court that he illegally killed two cow elk in Caribou County, according to a report in the Idaho State Journal. Continue Reading →

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Groups work to reduce grizzly bear conflicts around Jackson

Federal, state and nonprofit organizations are working together this month to reduce conflicts between grizzly bears and people in Jackson, Wyo. and the surrounding area. Through educational presentations and distribution of bear deterrent spray to hunters, the groups hope to avoid encounters that might result in injury or death to either people or bears. Continue Reading →

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3 Yellowstone superintendents to speak at West Yellowstone event

Three Yellowstone National Park superintendents will talk about their tenures guiding the world’s first national park and take questions in West Yellowstone, Mont. later this month. Current Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk will be joined by former superintendents Mike Finley and Bob Barbee as featured speakers for the Greater Yellowstone Coalition’s 30th anniversary celebration. Continue Reading →

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Hundreds of bicyclists tour greater Yellowstone area, visit gateway towns

Bicyclists participate in Cycle Greater Yellowstone near the Buffalo Bill Reservoir southwest of Cody, Wyo.

Bicyclist Michael McCann was one of nearly 700 pedalers who spent the last week traversing soaring peaks and broad valleys in a new touring event aimed at showcasing the amazing wildlife, scenery and communities of the greater Yellowstone area. "Every day starts with a lament and ends in an epiphany," McCann joked Friday while relaxing in Cody, Wyo. after a 50-mile ride through the scenic South Fork Valley. Continue Reading →

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Forests near Yellowstone hold traces of human habitation dating back millennia

Archaeologist Larry Todd, kneeling, shows dozens of artifacts marked with small flags in the Shoshone National Forest during a July field trip sponsored by the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate - click to enlarge)

The greater Yellowstone area is cherished for its unspoiled landscapes and abundant wildlife. But it's hardly a region that most people think of as an archaeological treasure trove. Most people, though, are wrong to think that. That's the viewpoint of Larry Todd, an archaeologist who grew up in Meeteetse, near the eastern boundary of Yellowstone National Park and surrounded by the Shoshone National Forest. Todd has worked for more than 30 years studying traces left by ancient peoples in places as diverse as France, Ukraine and Ethiopia, as well as teaching in Colorado and Wyoming. Continue Reading →

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