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Public meeting set in West Yellowstone to cover park fishing regs

From Staff Reports
This season, Yellowstone National Park updated its fishing regulations so that they are consistent with the park’s Native Fish Conservation Plan. Among the changes was the elimination of the limit on non-native fish caught in all park waters except the Madison and Firehole rivers, the Gibbon River below Gibbon Falls, and Lewis and Shoshone lakes. The park has scheduled a public meeting to help anglers learn about the recent changes in fishing regulations and how the changes support the park’s Native Fish Conservation Program, according to a statement released by the park’s public affairs office. Local fly shop employees and fishing guides are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn West in Yellowstone, Mont. Continue Reading →

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Underwater War: Killing lake trout to save cutthroat in Yellowstone Park

The Yellowstone Park Foundation funds a range of programs and projects, including a long-term effort to reduce lake trout populations in Yellowstone National Park.

Attempts to save Yellowstone cutthroat began when they were first discovered in Yellowstone Lake in 1994. Work reached a crescendo this year with organizations helping fund work and research on Yellowstone Lake where lake trout have particularly overwhelmed the world’s largest natural cutthroat population. A combination of sci-fi like technology and experiments coupled with good old fashioned fishing could help shrink the lake trout population and in turn allow the cutthroat to thrive. Continue Reading →

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Yellowstone Park releases 2011 ‘Vital Signs’ report on key natural resources

National Park Service scientists and collaborators from a wide range of cooperating organizations have released a report documenting the status of dozens of key indicators of the ecological health of Yellowstone National Park, quantifying a mixed bag of success stories and cautionary tales about natural resources in the park. The 2011 Natural Resource Vital Signs report is meant to help park managers understand the interconnected factors affecting the overall environmental picture in Yellowstone. It presents scientific data on everything from fires and earthquakes to bald eagles and boreal toads. Continue Reading →

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