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Grand Teton serenity, history and philanthropy at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve

My favorite place to visit in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem is the Laurance S. Rockefeller (LSR) Preserve, a refuge of slightly more than 1,000 acres within Grand Teton National Park, located on the southern end of Phelps Lake. The area belonged to the Rockefeller family and was called the JY Ranch, and was donated to the National Park Service in 2001. Continue Reading →

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Investigators unsure of cause behind fatal grizzly attack in Yellowstone

Officials in Grand Teton National Park report that grizzly bears are active and out of hibernation with the arrival of spring weather.

Investigators don't know why an experienced hiker from Michigan was killed by one or more grizzly bears in August in Yellowstone National Park, but DNA evidence shows at least three different grizzlies were at the incident site. One of those was an adult female grizzly bear who was tied to a July fatal mauling in Yellowstone about eight miles away, according to a report released Monday from an interagency team of state and federal investigators. Continue Reading →

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