The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Photo courtesy of Scott Taylor. This article was originally published in Fox News Opinion. Sewage spilling into waterways in Yosemite. Water pipes leaking in the Grand Canyon. Run-down trailers housing staff in Yellowstone. Set against the grandeur of national park landscapes across the country, these images make no sense. Yet […]
While the pandemic of our lifetime has forced the closure of Yellowstone, the fight against the coronavirus has a direct and surprising connection to the world’s first national park.
[…] Examining Utah’s Newest National Monument (Utah Mus. of Nat. History & Wallace Stegner Center 1998); The Wyoming State Constitution: A Reference Guide (Greenwood Press 1993); and The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Redefining America’s Wilderness Heritage (Yale Univ. Press 1991). He has also written numerous book chapters and journal articles on public lands and natural resource law, addressing […]
After decades of work by federal biologists, state wildlife agencies, landowners, and conservation groups, the grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone have experienced an impressive recovery. From less than 150 bears a half-century ago to more than 700 today, the population has likely reached the ecosystem’s carrying capacity, causing bears to roam into new areas […]
The recovery of the grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is a success that should be recognized and celebrated.
[…] Haleakala, Joshua Tree, and Zion—now bring in more revenue from visitors than they receive from congressional appropriations. Another dozen or so parks, including Acadia, Grand Teton, Shenandoah, Yellowstone, and Yosemite, collect recreation fee revenues equal to at least 40 percent of their appropriated funding. Because 80 percent of fee revenues stay in the park […]
RESEARCH INITIATIVE: Creating incentives can make migratory wildlife a benefit, not a burden, for the private landowners who provide critical habitat.
PERC weighs in on the listing status of the grizzly bear, specifically addressing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem population.
[…] lands. Currently, the National Park Service alone has $11.9 billion of deferred maintenance projects, severely impairing the agency’s conservation goals. Leaking wastewater systems have polluted streams in Yellowstone and Yosemite. Band-Aid repairs on Grand Canyon National Park’s water distribution system have caused water shortages and facility closures. From historic buildings that need rehabilitation to […]
Private ranch on the outskirts of West Yellowstone. Photo courtesy of Charles Barnhill. This article was originally published in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a series of talks at the Bighorn National Recreation Area is highlighting the benefits of public lands. It’s a worthy cause. But as […]