(Editor’s note: This is the first part in a series exploring the history of grizzly bear recovery efforts in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.)
The grizzly bear population rebound in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem “is probably the biggest success story in endangered species recovery in the last 100 years,” said Mark Bruscino, bear management program supervisor for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
An elk hunter had a run-in with a grizzly bear on Sheep Mountain just west of Buffalo Bill Reservoir early Saturday night, but officials say his injuries were very minor.
A Cody man surprised the bear at close range at around 4:50 p.m., said Brian DeBolt, Wyoming Game and Fish Department bear management officer in Lander. The grizzly charged from about 12 feet, took a swipe at him and left, Debolt said.
In an effort to save native cutthroats, scientists electronically tag lake trout
(Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series looking at efforts to eliminate non-native lake trout in Yellowstone Lake.)
The 300,000 to 400,000 lake trout menacing Yellowstone Lake now have traitors in their midst. Experts hope they will blaze a trail to lake trout spawning grounds, leading to the ultimate death of a large quantity of the unwanted fish.