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New report offers look at Grand Teton ‘Vital Signs’

A new report offers insight into the "vital signs" of Grand Teton National Park.

A comprehensive report on the status of the natural and cultural resources of Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway is available for public review. The report, "Vital Signs," provides information on the state of key resources that helps guide decisions made for their long-term management. Continue Reading →

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Yellowstone conference to focus on science and decision making

Organizers of a biennial conference on science in the greater Yellowstone area have issued a call for abstracts from researchers wishing to present at the October event. Submissions for the 11th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem will be accepted March 15 - May 15. This year’s conference theme is "Greater Yellowstone in Transition: Linking Science and Decision Making." Scheduled for Oct. 8 - 10 at Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyo., the conference will bring together scientists, managers and other decision-makers to examine resource challenges throughout the greater Yellowstone area from a variety of perspectives. The goals are to exchange scientific information relevant to management and to identify resource challenges that demand new research. 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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