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Praise, concern follows move by feds to pass control of wolves to Wyoming

A male wolf from the Canyon Pack stands in shallow water in Yellowstone National Park.

Over objections from some environmental groups and with the praise of many sportsmen and ranchers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday announced the removal of wolves in Wyoming from the endangered species list. The move returns management control over gray wolves in the state to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department after a series of long-running disagreements and legal challenges over the state's dual approach to treating wolves as regulated trophy game in the greater Yellowstone area and as a predator with no protections across most of the state. Continue Reading →

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Celebration in Grand Teton to mark 40th anniversary of JDR Parkway

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and wife Abbey boat on Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park in 1931. (Grand Teton National Park file photo -click to enlarge)

Visitors driving between Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks might not realize that they're traveling through a unique and distinctive National Park Service unit that isn't a part of either park, but which has elements of both. More importantly, it serves as a crucial connection between the two parks, helping unite them into a common ecosystem. The John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway turns 40 years old on Saturday. It was created by the U.S. Congress on August 25, 1972 to honor Rockefeller and his contributions to the conservation of remarkable places throughout America. Continue Reading →

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