GYC teamed up with a local landowner, Idaho Fish and Game, and The Nature Conservancy to build a fence that will keep cows and grizzly bears apart. It's all part of our work on the ground to keep bears alive.
We read the entire 515-page grizzly bear delisting rule. Do we think it is perfect? No. But we are not opposing it, because it requires the states to keep the bear population stable.
We all know to carry bear spray when out recreating in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, right? But have you ever had the chance to practice with it? Chances are most of us have never practiced: unholstering, flicking off the safety, and actually discharging a can of bear spray. If you ever do need to spray an aggressive bear, wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what to do and how this stuff works?
It was a brisk spring morning, and we’d gathered to walk Wyoming’s Highway 89/191 south of Jackson to survey how many deer had been hit by cars and killed during this last hard winter. Counting dead deer along the road isn’t for everyone, but it's a critical step towards our goal: Building underpasses so that wildlife can safely cross this busy highway.
Although Old Faithful’s eruptions remain consistent, America's support for funding scientific research is wavering. That's why I went to Old Faithful on Saturday, to table at the March for Science in the park. More than 100 people showed up -- including nearly 30 students from Minnesota who'd taken a bus here just for this event.