National park Service http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Yellowstone Celebrates The Renovation Of Its Oldest Lodge http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/yellowstone-celebrates-renovation-its-oldest-lodge <p>Yellowstone Park is celebrating completion of a two year, 29 million dollar renovation of its oldest lodge: Lake Hotel. Now all of the Lake Hotel’s redecorated rooms are ready for guest now. Penny Preston reports people worked through two bitter winters to complete the project.</p><p>In 1889, 27 years before there was a National Park Service, construction began on Lake Hotel.&nbsp; It is Yellowstone’s oldest.&nbsp; Two years ago, reconstruction started.</p><p>“The old hotel had been touched pretty harshly over the years.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:49:43 +0000 Penny Preston 60522 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Yellowstone Celebrates The Renovation Of Its Oldest Lodge Yellowstone says remote vaccination for bison would be costly http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/yellowstone-says-remote-vaccination-bison-would-be-costly <p>The National Park Service does not wish to start using air guns to vaccinate Yellowstone bison for Brucellosis.</p><p>Brucellosis is a disease that can cause bison and other large animals to abort their calves. Currently, the park only vaccinates bison when they leave the park, and even then, only a few animals are vaccinated. But Park Spokesman Al Nash says after some legal disputes regarding bison management over a decade ago, Yellowstone agreed to look into new options.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:24:18 +0000 Willow Belden 52630 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Yellowstone says remote vaccination for bison would be costly Devils Tower seeks to move prairie dogs farther from people http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/devils-tower-seeks-move-prairie-dogs-farther-people <p></p><p>Devils Tower National Monument is creating a prairie dog management plan to keep the animals out of developed areas.</p><p>One option they’re considering is to build fences and plant vegetation that would encourage prairie dogs to move to another area. Their <em>preferred</em> alternative would include those so-called “passive” measures, but would also allow for lethal control in certain circumstances.</p><p>Rene Ohms with Devils Tower says that option would involve the least damage to the environment.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 23:55:49 +0000 Willow Belden 44875 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Devils Tower seeks to move prairie dogs farther from people Experts will gather to create all-encompassing report about Old Faithful geothermal system http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/experts-will-gather-create-all-encompassing-report-about-old-faithful-geothermal-system <p></p><p></p><p>Yellowstone National Park has invited acclaimed geological experts from around the world to discuss Old Faithful’s geothermal system, and file a report on what is – and is <em>not yet</em> – known about it.</p><p></p><p>Park personnel will also speak about the needs of tourists, historic buildings and other infrastructure.</p><p></p><p>Park Geologist Hank Heasler says the goal is to create a report that will help park managers decide what to look at when considering future infrastructure management plans.</p><p></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 23:31:23 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 41503 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Experts will gather to create all-encompassing report about Old Faithful geothermal system Yellowstone undertakes update to fire management http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/yellowstone-undertakes-update-fire-management <p>The National Park Service is seeking public comment in how to manage wildfires in Yellowstone National Park.</p><p>The park has undertaken an effort to update its fire management plan to reflect recent changes in federal fire policy.</p><p>The Park Service is accepting public comments on identifying what issues should be considered in the environmental review of any proposed changes.</p> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 01:10:41 +0000 The Associated Press 16055 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Yellowstone undertakes update to fire management