In 2013, a judge ruled in favor of Yellowstone bison and granted access to about 80,000 acres of habitat north of the park. This is the first time bison have been allowed to roam freely outside of Yellowstone in more than a century.
YELLOWSTONE GRIZZLY BEAR PROTECTION
In the mid-1970s, less than 200 Yellowstone grizzly bears remained. Today, estimates are nearing 1,000 bears. This success is due in large part to the Greater Yellowstone Coalition’s more than 30 years of work protecting grizzlies.
A CLEANER, QUIETER YELLOWSTONE
Yellowstone National Park’s winter-use plan has changed significantly over the years. Today, a limited number of snowmobiles using only the best available technology are allowed, protecting the resource, limiting air pollution, and reducing stress on wildlife.
In 1995, 14 gray wolves were introduced into Yellowstone National Park. Today, more than 1,500 wolves roam the Northern Rockies, with almost 400 in Greater Yellowstone. Reintroduction of wolves is considered one of America’s great conservation success stories.