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Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck's Montana Vacation Photos Leaked
"Get out those magnifying glasses. Honey because we're about to zoom in real post gene and been. They were spotted driving to the airport in montana after a week. Long vacation. sources originally insisted they were spending time together as friends but now we can confirm because we are e and we know everybody. It's more than that now. In this photo you can see in the driver's seat and j.lo's looking a little serious probably because he's a bad driver and in another photo it almost looks like they were holding hands and getting on that ej. I saw these photos. And you got your your investigative dissect these what did you think. Okay so i said this yesterday. And i'm gonna stick by this. I think that when celebrities do not want to be seen they go on scene when you have two people of this starpower jennifer lopez and ben affleck if they wanted to keep this more private have especially with the. Pj you land under the cloak of knights three thirty in the morning when nobody is at that airport. You control the private plane. That's the whole point flying. You writing a driver. Seven hours is but you know this was very much like gabe that where they stayed at his home in yellow but the yellowstone club. I looked this up. There's only eight hundred and sixty four members of the club so it's not like they went like you said yesterday to the beverly hills hotel. It's a small place it's very private. it's very exclusive. So now we know why there were no photos of them while they were staying on his way. But i think to kind of just jump in your suv in the middle of the day under sunlight and get snapped
Montana’s Blackfeet Tribe Provides COVID-19 Vaccinations at Border Crossing
"Within days montana's first confirmed covid. Nineteen case black feet nation declared a state of emergency and closed down. Now it's leading the way in vaccinations empire part of this two part story. Yellowstone public radio's caitlyn nicholas reports on how the tribe was successful quickly. Its vaccination effort a ninety five percent. Vaccination rate is much higher than the rest of the country. Several factors made this possible. Vaccines are coming to black feet. Nation from two sources black feats travel health department receives allotments through montana's health department while the to indian health service units on the reservation receive another allocation from the federal government but brittany racine a registered nurse at the tribal health improvement program says the played an important role as well as the fact that everyone in black feet nation was personally impacted by covid nineteen. We're such a small community and so when we would have a death we were all really impacted by it. That had a lot to do with people wanting to get vaccinated so they wouldn't lose a family member are they wouldn't put people at risk. Since march fifteenth twenty twenty black feet nation has lost forty eight tribal members dacoven nineteen rail grant is the nursing instructor black feet community college on a windy day in the feet tribal health departments. Rv mobile clinic. She's supervising nursing students distributing vaccine's grant says the vaccine rollout order was also important frontline workers and healthcare grocery stores and other high contact jobs for vaccinated. I followed by elders. I think that was really encouraging for people who didn't want to because the elders got it i. We also look to them for our guidance. They got it so that guided the younger generation to have a little more. Trust a little more willingness. Even though they were very scared grant says many were worried about the side effects of the vaccine which can include. Fever nausea and body aches. She says elders also needed to confront traumatic past experiences to get the vaccine
Justice Department Working With Tribes on Missing Persons
"The confederated sailors and kootenai tribes northwest montana have finalized their plan to improve coordination and agency response when indigenous people go missing and the flathead area yellowstone. Public radio's caitlyn nicholas reports. It's part of a national department of justice project that will be used as a model for other tribes seeking to make their own community. Specific plans see us. Kt has been developing their tribal community response. Plant since december twenty twenty. The plan focuses of identifying and updating policies of law enforcement victim services media communication and a log of community resources to streamline what happens when someone goes missing ellie bundy a cs kt council member and the presiding officer of the montana missing indigenous persons task force announced the plan's completion in task force meeting wednesday. She says one major accomplishment is the plan brings all ten law enforcement agencies. Working with cs kt into alignment our law enforcement. Agencies established a common missing indigenous persons response policy. Which is huge. The plan also establishes joint file system were law enforcement agencies can view share information on cases as well as a media lead for all cs kt missing persons communication bundy urged task force members to remember the people behind the missing persons statistics and policies. She spoke about the life of germain charlotte a cs. Kt woman who's been missing. Since two thousand eighteen. She also told stories of other missing and murdered. Indigenous people including ashley lowering heavier. Renner a black woman. Who's been missing since june. Two thousand seventeen and selena not afraid a crow teenager who was found dead in january twenty twenty. And so the numbers. I want you to consider today sixteen. Eighteen twenty twenty one twenty two twenty three the ages of these young ladies when they went missing. If someone in your family who may be that age bundy says a particularly important part of developing the response plan was inviting family members of victims to discuss. How procedures could be made more efficient based on their experiences in montana for national native news. I'm caitlyn
Backcountry Guide Mauled to Death While Fishing Near Yellowstone National Park
"He was cut loose, whole legally bought both weapons used in the attack that killed eight people. A man dies after being attacked by a grizzly bear near Yellowstone National Park. 40 year old Carl Mach was mauled Thursday near Baker's whole campground. Instigators later shot and killed that bear when it charged at them them as as they they return return to to the the area area to to
Jury convicts former chairwoman of Montana Native Women’s Coalition
"A federal jury has convicted. The former chairwoman of montana nonprofit of false claims wire fraud and theft from a receiving federal funding yellowstone. Public radio's caitlyn. Nicholas has more meredith. Mcconnell is the most recent former staff member and leader within the montana native women's coalition to be convicted of misusing federal grant funds to benefit herself and others. The coalition's former executive director cheryl lawrence and ex board member barbara day chief pleaded guilty to stealing funding from the coalition earlier. This year the montana native women's coalition seeks to support native american victims of sexual and domestic abuse the montana. Us attorneys office argued that over a four month period in two thousand seventeen. Mcconnell is responsible for the mishandling of more than ten percent of the nonprofits grant funds. Mcconnell pleaded not guilty to all charges claiming her signature was forged on a number of incriminating documents following the federal jury's conviction mcconnell faces a maximum of twenty years in prison a two hundred and fifty thousand dollar fine and three years of supervised release. She has not yet been sentenced for national aid of news reporting for montana. I'm caitlyn
Montana governor tests positive for COVID-19
"The governor of Montana is isolating after testing positive for coded nineteen the Republican governor of Montana Greg Gianforte has tested positive for Corbett nineteen the state recently expanded coronavirus vaccine eligibility to adults sixteen and over engine four day received his first dose of vaccine Thursday at a pharmacy in Helena his office released a statement Monday saying that after experiencing mild symptoms a day earlier he was tested out of an abundance of caution the governor's canceled in person events and they'll be isolated well he works from home in Bozeman the governor lifted a statewide mask mandate in mid February it had been in place since last July G. forty had recently been in the news after he tried to kill the wolf outside Yellowstone National Park I received a warning from Montana fish wildlife and parks department for not having gone through a state required wolf trapping certification course I'm Jennifer king
Pueblo leaders meet with Second Gentleman of United States
"This is national native news. I'm antonio gonzales. In montana covid nineteen vaccines will be open to. All on april first yet is yellowstone. Public radio's caitlyn. Nicholas reports vaccines on. Tribal nations are already available to everyone. Jennifer show is a nurse. Practitioner at fort belknap tribal health department. She says they are. Well positioned to distribute the vaccine because of partnerships with indian health service and a longstanding public health nursing program that trained nine local nurses who handled contact tracing at the beginning of the pandemic girls. Were ready to go ready to start helping. Get the axing out with our population which is another plus for us. The girls work out in that area and they know how to get a hold of them. Which i think kind of helped us with getting. This rolled out so much faster as well. Tribes are also try and create a vaccination strategies show says fort belknap tribal health began vaccinating teenagers in the area. During the week of march fifteenth by partnering with local school systems both on nearby the reservation by this point teachers in the area. We're already vaccinated bubble. So you know the more. We can vaccinate around us as well as us ourselves. The better off. We're going to be trying to keep our numbers on black. Sea nation is currently reporting ninety. Five percent of eligible enrolled members are vaccinated ihs data from the pakistan and born in sioux tribes and the chippewa cree of rocky boy's reservation show a third of tribal members in these areas are now vaccinated compared to about fifteen percent of montana as a whole molly lind the tribal health director for the little shell tribe of chippewa. Indians says. The tribe has partnered with alluvial health. Great falls and is trying different. Vaccine approaches all the time instead of appointments one week. They offered an evening walk in vaccine clinic to see if that attracted members working day shifts. Were really trying to make it. As convenient as canaan for all of our members to get vaccinated vaccines are coming to tribes from direct federal allocations to ihs and sometimes through the state native americans are also prioritised under the state's vaccination plan due to higher risk of death and health complications from covid nineteen little. Shell health director. Wetland says. i really do think that tribal nation have done a really good job. It's hard to disagree. Look at montana's covid nineteen vaccine tracker map. And you'll see the dark. Green areas of high vaccination rates almost perfectly highlight tribal nations for national native news. I'm caitlyn nicholas. Group of pueblo. Leaders met with the second gentleman of the united states. Doug emhoff's last week when he traveled to new mexico part of a nationwide tour to promote the biden administration's covid nineteen recovery plan pueblo of alabama governor brian bio was one of four pueblo leaders to me with 'em hof at kua pueblo via says the trip to meet with the vice president's husband was only the third time he's left akamot pueblo in the years since the pandemic began aca has been under a number of emergency covid nineteen orders including a reservation closure bio says he shared with emhoff how the tribe prioritized elders and cultural leaders. I for covid nineteen vaccines. He stressed how the pueblo has had to put culture on the side which has been a great sacrifice. We remain rooted in our culture. that's what sustains and well we can't do we cannot practice what we not when we are not engaged in that process. It's painful and that was the case and still is the case during this time of what we are doing it because we have to protect our people file also shared with emhoff how the pueblo is continuing. Its vaccine. rollout plan everyone who is eligible every travel member every resident here. The people of alabama has an opportunity to receive the vaccine and doing all that we can also to ensure that our trouble members who do not live on the survey ship are also afforded the opportunity to be vaccinated and locations where they live one of the few tribes in new mexico working with the state vaccine distribution do its current legal battle with the indian health service over a reduction of care at a hospital on komo lands. I mean antonio
Severe drought could make the Old Faithful geyser less faithful
"In yellowstone national park. Large crowds watching as old faithful erupts with a roar launching a spire of water about one hundred and fifty feet in the air. Old faithful erupts at regular intervals throughout the day. But it was not always so predictable. Fossilized wood found on old. Faithful's geyser mound suggest that the guys are once stopped erupting long enough for trees to grow their trees. Do not grow on active. Geyser amounts that her hurwitz of the united states geological survey. His team sent samples of the would for radiocarbon dating and found that all were from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries so looking into it we found out that that was probably one of the driest periods in the region for last twelve hundred years. He says that as climate change causes more severe droughts. Something similar could happen again. There's a chance that some of the guys will change their frequency of europeans. And maybe even stop erupting depending on the availability of water. A complete shut off is not likely it would take many years continued. Drought but old faithful could erupt. Less frequently. eager tourist might have to wait longer to see the show.
Montana's Governor Says Conceal-Carry Law Bolsters Self-Defense Rights
"Will soon be able to carry concealed firearms on campus without a permit. Yellowstone Public Radio's Kevin traveling reports. Montana State University. Senior Chance kind is on his way out the door of his Bozeman apartment, keys, wallet phone, double checking My knife pens. My pencils Got a Glock has is the case Most times kind is in public. He's carrying a concealed Glock 19 pistol in his jeans. Practically muscle memory for the 22 year old to grab heading out the door. We've interest to get some groceries. Thank you. Yeah, but one place he can't carry a concealed gun, His college campus. At least until June. 1st when the new law goes into effect at state universities, a third generation Montana and from a farm and ranch area kind of grew up around guns. After shopping for groceries, he breaks down in brushes his pistol. Well, looks like we're actually pretty. Clinton's students who carry on campus will need to finish the hunters, education or basic gun safety course. Kind, says he's practice, drawing his pistol in front of his bathroom mirror, something he hasn't had to do for real after carrying for 2.5 years, and I thank God every day for that kind, says his father, a former sheriff's deputy taught him to take care of himself and others to be the first line of defense. In case there's an active shooter situation. For example, you are the hidden protector. You're not looking for a fight. But you're willing to finish it. Montana's new governor, Greg Jean Forte, is a friend to gun rights advocates as the state's first Republican executive and 16 years he's starting to enact long held conservative priorities. The right of the people. Keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. During a bill signing ceremony last week, GM 40 railed against gun control measures recently proposed by President Joe Biden said the new concealed carry law bolster self defense rights. Montana University system, and most Democratic state lawmakers oppose the bill, fearing it could lead to accidents and more students harming themselves on campus. Montana has the nation's third highest suicide rate, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Studies have consistently found that suicide risk increases with access to guns. So this is like the main lobby area where a lot of people like Tonto Hang out. Do homework knew our worries MSU freshman and dorm resident Daisy Cory, who's loving her college experience, but just the thought of someone having a gun in the dining hall when I'm just trying to eat a sandwich. Good morning. That's scary. If there's a dispute, she says she won't feel safe next fall. Knowing students may have guns in the library or one of her philosophy class is their signs on the front door that say no nicotine. No tobacco, But you're allowing 18 year olds have guns who are drinking on the weekends and are living with a bunch of people. It's totally crazy to me, Corey says. Hearing about the concealed carry bill unearthed trauma from her childhood in Colorado and age 13. She says she was playing Jenga alone with a friend when he took his own life with a handgun in front of her. Now. Cory says she's considering transferring from MSU. She's hopeful the Montana University system will challenge the new law in court, but Deputy Commissioner Kevin McRae thinks that's unlikely. Instead, he says, the Board of Regents will probably implemented law with an eye toward the 10 states that currently allow students to carry guns on campus. But even the areas that we look to for best practices there are different nuances that Keep this sort of uncharted water and knew. For example, McCrae says, Montana will be the only state to allow 18 year olds to carry guns in dorms for NPR News and Kevin traveling in Helena.
About 30 vehicles involved in pileup on icy Montana bridge
"Scene on the roads in Montana. 30 car pile up on an icy bridge leaves two people seriously hurt and a lot of vehicles smashed. Here's a B. C's truck secrets in a snow storm whipped up Suddenly, visibility was zero on the I 90 bridge over the Yellowstone River near Billings, Montana, driving a big truck hauling cars that Taylor 45 or 50, and I got onto that bridge and you couldn't see the accident by then, because it was snowing pretty hard. Not real hard, but pretty hard and the bridge was already iced over. It was just no stopping. Montana Highway Patrol Sergeant Kyle Hater reported several people at least two that had to jump off the bridge or did jump off the bridge. They did sustain injuries. Nobody killed
About 30 vehicles involved in pileup on icy Montana bridge
"Crashed into each other on an icy interstate highway bridge over the Yellowstone River. Outside billings, Montana. Montana Highway Patrol said the pile up involved about 30 cars. No deaths were reported, but two people were critically injured. The patrol blamed ice on the bridge as a cause for the wreck. It comes as President Biden's climate advisor warns that deadly winter storms like the one we saw in Texas will be happening more often due to climate change
Paramount Plus wants to take on Disney Plus, HBO Max and Peacock
"Paramount plus made a big splash with a series of super bowl commercials. It probably led to folks wondering what the heck is. This thing you know clearly is bringing together. But cbs viacom shows and movies. But we've actually already had a version of applause for a couple of years now. It's cbs all access. So what's the deal here. So roger that the thing is. Cbs merged with viacom recently. And so what they're going to do is they're rebranding service to kind of all those other viacom properties. Mtv comedy central and also paramount studios. So that's going in there as well so all these kinds of things are going to get wrapped up along with the cbs shows. A lotta cbs. Shows that you know and love from. Cbs alexis they actually called it. A rebranding to start out. So changing the name Probably a few logos and things like that. We saw the super bowl commercial featured a mountain that all of these well-known cbs characters on spongebob to picard to football players were climbing That's there it's mostly a rebrand. I think at launch. It's going to be mostly the same. Content is cbs access with a couple of new things. There isn't event coming up a week from today. actually a basically it is viacom. Cvs is but they're also taking that as an opportunity to run through some of the content in some additional details on paramount. Plus now we were. We were all sitting in tuning into the disney presentation back in november. Which i think it was four hours long and basically it was just a marathon session of new content. Are you expecting something similar from this event. Or what what what. what are you expecting. What are you hoping for at least get out of this from this event. So i'm hoping for some new exciting content. You know i. My hope is a little bit damp and by that super bowl commercial. You'd think if they were gonna launch a big splashy new show you know talk about some new stars they have. They would be enact commercial for the super bowl if anywhere but we'll see i. They've already said that. The why the launch is gotta be. Spongebob movie sponge on the run. But that's not an original. They've talked about few original properties They're saying coming soon. One called the lioness which is a better creator of yellowstone the hit series on paramount network which is also going to be on paramount plus yellowstone. That is so there's a few things but maybe they'll surprise us to be great to see you know a couple new. At least one new star trek series for example to kind of you know cater to fans who are looking for something new. And that franchise.
Alaska tribes await word from FCC about broadband licenses
"This is national native news. Tony gonzales alaska. Tribes are awaiting word on scores of wireless broadband licenses by the federal communications commission. It's part of a push to improve internet access and underserved communities a startup called alaska. Tribal spectrum received a one hundred thousand dollar grant to register as many alaska tribes during the final months of last year's application period gym berlin. Heads the keybase nonprofit which has signed up nearly seventy tribes mcnally commission were set up to create a recreated website in an application process to make it very very simple to join the consortium application and get as many as many tribes to grab a hold of for free asset before before the window closed any unclaimed licenses will go to auction to private carriers berlin says it was a big push to get rural tribes with poor internet to enroll on their website and the struggles. They had were told the craziest stories. You'd ever wanna hear trying to get their application in some of them. We ended up faxing in in in in to get an in Somehow to handwrite it. You know and do paper applications. I mean it was. It's so challenging. One of those tribes as douglas indian association near juneau kamal lint off says the trip was happy to get assistance. We had no clue. You know what this really was. And then no clue on how to how we manage it or even get started We had probably a couple of different places contact us and we kinda jumped on board with that one stinking. I was all we needed to do. Some of the applications overlap the douglas tribes applications for coverage in an area also claimed by central council of clinton haida indian tribes. Overlapping claims are being negotiated. Tribes will still have to pay for infrastructure. The cares act created a one billion dollar broadband fund tribes can apply for alaska. Tribal spectrum has applied separately for a federal community connect grant to bring broadband service to villages and the bristol bay region montana state lawmakers heard two bills wednesday seeking to establish indigenous peoples day in october yellowstone. Public radio's caitlyn. Nicholas has more senate bill. One forty six brought by senator. Shane mauricio a democrat from missoula would replace columbus day with indigenous peoples day. Senate bill ninety four sponsored by democrat. Susan weber from browning in northern montana would also establish indigenous peoples day but does not remove columbus day. More support was shown for the proposal to remove columbus day. Even the other bill sponsor said she preferred it. But many proponents including jordan thompson confederated salem in kootenai tribal member spoke on behalf of both bills are believed that the first bill we heard today was kind of like inviting everyone to the same backyard for a barbecue. This one's more like waving at each other with fence in between so we support it. But i'd much rather be at the barbecue. Proponents of the bills spoke to the importance of celebrating. What they called true. Us history acknowledging olive montana's citizens and the harm of celebrating christopher columbus whose acts of genocide and crimes against native. Americans are well documented. No one opposed either bill. During the hearing similar montana legislation failed in twenty seventeen and twenty nineteen. No executive action was taken on either bill for national news and report for america. I'm caitlyn nicholas the. Us senate committee on indian affairs holding. Its first meeting of the new congress thursday. The committee will elect new leaders. Senator bryan shots democrat from hawaii. As chairman and republican senator. Lisa murkowski from alaska as vice chair cove in nineteen relief healthcare education sacred site protection and a long list of other issues are among tribal priorities. I man tonia
"yellowstone" Discussed on Resonant Restoration Podcast
"Local community group that allowed me to test some samples so that was great and so the local community around yellowstone and grand teton is really great for wildlife research in general people care about it and it's a good area for donors so there are early small funding opportunities that keep the community involved with their research. But just in general people love to see wolves people come to yellowstone to see wolves. We there are so many documentaries and books about you. Also walls nat geo comes to yellowstone every year to film walls pbs. There's just the list goes on and on and so it's been interesting to kind of have this local vision a little bit about what's going on in the park and the people i know but also this kind of global magnifying glass on you and on your research because you are in yellowstone talking of bow community a little more you also had an opportunity to communicate a presentation to a group. I believe and it was about fecal fax. Oh yeah yeah that is. A group called five hundred women scientists. Yeah just the grant that you got or they wanted you to come explain. They asked me to come talk about research. They ask So this is a. It's i don't know if it's international but at least a national organization where They promote women in science and have women speak women. Scientists speak around the country kind of small events. And so i. I did a local talk and yes oh my this is this is a research currently underway and the reaction i get from people is always really different when i the whole thing is talking about poop and worms so it grows as most people out but it's super interesting so so basically i started a study two years ago Bunch and half years ago now. I've been collecting poop from wolves in the park. And i collected over two hundred samples over the past two years. And i've been working with a bunch of different labs. Were testing these samples for a bunch of different things including stress hormones. And we're also gino typing parasite samples so intestinal worms tapeworms all the gross things. The goal really is to understand what intestinal parasites live in yellowstone wolves. And what are the trends through time and space and we don't really know anything about that and these studies are really challenging because they typically require a lot of samples and sampling the same individual through time and knowing a lot about that individual that you're sampling so knowing their sex their age their social status all these things that might affect parasite infection and so yellowstone is to me one of the only wild places. You could really do that because we call her. So many wolves we follow them their whole lives. We know so much about these wolves that matching the pook sample on the ground to the wolf. That we know is actually tangible. So yeah that's A study i have some preliminary results. But it's not completely finished. It's been a very interesting study china. Collect cook from wild wolves year round in yellowstone so yes means from scattered. You can figure out what they're eating for. Sure you can get genetics of the wolf. Sue can know which wolf Was where and when and what they ate. And then you can also know about the health of that wolf from their scott's you can know if they're pregnant you can now on what they are infected with and so who is disliked. Amazing resources tells you so much about. Whoever is pooping so in montana. There seems to be a large ranching community. That's probably putting it lightly. Yeah is yellowstone far enough removed from those types of stakeholders or. Have there been any issues with controversy there so the biggest issue with wolves in the west i would say to ranching community or they will occasionally predate so i think one disconnect between scientists in the ranch community lies here..
Biden's Cancellation Of Permit For Keystone XL Pipeline Faces Mixed Reactions
"Now president biden isn't just focusing on the pandemic one of the first things. He did after his inauguration. Yesterday was to cancel a permit to build the keystone excel pipeline that pipeline would transported crude oil from alberta to the texas gulf coast would have entered the us in montana from their yellowstone. Public radio's kayla roche reports on the mixed reaction to the cancellation tribes and environmental groups. Here and in other states the pipeline would have crossed have been fighting the keystone excel pipeline in court for roughly a decade last year in a video by indigenous collective buffalo defense. Roughly ten for pet tribal members protested in northern montana. They lined up with their hands held up fists and repeated a lakota phrase. That's become slogan. For the movement against pipelines like the dakota access pipeline keystone excel. Johnny were drawing. Water is life. The canadian company behind keystone xl tc energy operates a pipeline which spilled thousands of gallons of oil in south dakota and twenty seventeen and in north dakota in nine thousand hundred activists and tribal members say the pipeline endangers water-quality bricks tribal land treaties and pipeline. Construction brings the threat of human trafficking. Biden's decision to revoke a presidential permit. Donald trump granted canadian developer energy in two thousand nineteen puts a heart stop to the billion dollar project. Among those celebrating was fort belknap indian community council president. Andy work a member of the onny tribe. I'm just really happy. I'm really happy. And i'm really thankful in south dakota the rosebud sioux tribal government. Join fort belknap. In suing to stop the pipeline. Rosebud sioux president rodney bordeaux was busy coordinating cove nineteen vaccinations. When he heard biden cancelled. The permit agreed victory. Hopefully that's the end of it but will continue to fight it we're gonna watch it but pipelines supporters are seeing the collapse of ten years of work. Tc energy which declined to comment for the story. Released a statement in anticipation of the permit cancellation yesterday and said it. Suspending further activity on the pipeline county commissioners in rural northeastern montana where agriculture is the dominant industry said they had been looking forward to the tax revenue which the state estimated at sixty three million dollars. A year extremely disappointed mary. Armstrong a commissioner in montana's valley county where very large county with very few people seems like a perfect place in Perfectly compatible with us montana. Republicans strongly criticized by an institution. But keep an excel has also been supported by democrats here. Including former governor steve bullock and senator jon tester yesterday tester said he still supports the development of the pipeline but with conditions he had encouraged the biden administration to meet with supporters and opponents before making a decision while the pipeline from alberta looks dead for now the premier of that province jason kenney yesterday pushed for consequences the canadian province of alberta invest in one point. Five billion dollars in the project in a statement. Yesterday kenny culver biden and prime minister justin trudeau to discuss the decision. However the us government refuses to open the door to a constructive and respectful dialogue about these issues that it is clear that the government of canada impose meaningful trade and economic sanctions to defend our country's vital economic interest canadian prime minister justin trudeau in a statement expressed. Disappointment invite is decision but acknowledged biden's choice to fulfil a promise. He made during his campaign run
Montana tribes begin next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations
"This is national native news. Tony gonzalez oklahoma congressman tom. Cole opposes impeaching president trump as members of the house moved to impeach trump accusing him of inciting violence against the government after last week's deadly riot at the us capitol and a house rules committee meeting tuesday. Kohl condemned the violence and called for justice for those who took part in violent acts. Cole says the president bears some responsibility for what occurred but says he will not support. Impeachment differ with my college in the majority. I do not believe there. Proposed course of action. Impeachment is the appropriate solution. I can think of no action. the can take is more likely to further. Divide the american people and by putting the country through the trauma of another impeachment. As i speak today. We're just eight days from the end of president trump's term of office next week president-elect biden will take the oath of office as the president of the united states at a time like this we should be seeking a path forward Healing a path toward healing the american people but instead majorities rushing to judgment without due process. The house wednesday began debate on an impeachment resolution against the president tribes in montana have vaccinated healthcare workers for covid nineteen and are moving forward on plans for community members. Yellowstone public radio's caitlyn nicholas reports last week the rocky boy health center which serves the chippewa cree in northern montana initiated phase two of the rocky boy covid nineteen vaccination plan misty denny the health centers public information officer says the scheduling team began calling elders age. Sixty five and older on december thirty first to schedule appointments or trying to discourage any kind of elderly patients from this show enough so they've been working diligently to contact the eligible recipients directly by phone danny says the clinic vaccinated healthcare workers from its initial shipment of two hundred doses of moderna vaccine and is using the remainder of its second shipment of two hundred doses for elders prioritizing those over seventy five with medical conditions most montana counties are still in there i roll out of the vaccine to healthcare workers who have direct contact exposure with the virus however other tribes in montana including the crow northern cheyenne black feet fort belknap indian community and the confederated salish and kootenai tribes started vaccinating elderly tribal members. This week. After completing the first phase of vaccinations all tribal members are prioritized to receive the vaccine under montana's vaccination plan native americans and montana have experienced disproportionately high rates of infection and mortality from the corona virus for national native news. I'm caitlyn nicholas. The navajo nation has connected more than seven hundred homes to the electrical grid using covid nineteen relief funds as arizona. Public radio's ryan hinds reports the navajo tribal utility. Authority is using nearly forty million dollars from last year's cares act to improve power lines grid capacity the tribe intended to bring power to about five hundred homes before the end of last year but was able to exceed. The goal is crews worked long hours over several months. It's a continuation of the light up navajo project that began in two thousand nineteen about a quarter of the fifty five thousand households on the navajo nation. Aren't connected to the electrical grid. It prevents access to running water reliable lighting heating and cooling as well as modern refrigeration and internet access the navajo tribal utility authority is also installing. Solar power systems in two hundred homes and several families have received bathroom additions in water. Cisterns using cares act funding. It's all part of a broad plan approved by the tribe in august for electrical water infrastructure and broadband projects in all the federal covid relief package allocated more than seven hundred million dollars to the navajo nation for national native news. I'm ryan hunches in flagstaff and demand. Tony gonzales
Oglala Sioux community leaders take COVID-19 vaccine to build trust
"This is national native news. I'm antonio gonzalez. The oglala sioux tribe in south dakota has started cove in nineteen vaccines for healthcare workers with both pfizer and moderna. As lee strube injure reports tribal leaders are carefully. Managing the number of vaccine doses. They receive alicia. Musso is vice president of the tribe. She says they're asking frontline workers what they want to do that. We are polling to make sure people wanna take it or not to say you have these infrastructures asking if they want to musso says tracking vaccines for healthcare. Workers helps the tribe advocate for the exact number of doses. They need during this first phase. Musso says they're also working to boost confidence in the medina and pfizer vaccines. They're asking other respected members of the community to set an example. By taking the vaccine. We do have different influences in our community leaders in that way and those of us who even though we have these political positions who may have less risk factors and want to you know in our own way Culturally allow people to take that who are higher risk. The tribes medical task force will continue to roll out. Its covid vaccine. Plan unleashed droop injure in rapid city. A long running water right settlement between the navajo nation. The state of utah and the federal government has become law as ryan hinds reports as part of the sweeping covid nineteen government spending bill signed by the president. The navajo utah. Water rights settlement act among several bills included in the two point three trillion dollar package it ends decades of negotiations between tribal federal and state officials and affirms tribes right to more than twenty six and a half billion gallons of water a year from. Utah's colorado river basin apportionment. The legislation also settles all current and future water claims made by the navajo nation in utah and allocates two hundred and twenty million dollars to water infrastructure on the portion of the reservation located in the state navajo nation president. Jonathan nez calls the settlement historic in says it'll increase access to drinking water for many navajo families. The president's office says more than forty percent of navajo nation households in utah lack running water or adequate sanitation according to the navajo water project. One in three residents on the reservation lack a sink or toilet in their homes. The settlement act was approved by the navajo nation council in two thousand sixteen and introduced in congress by a bipartisan group of lawmakers from arizona utah and new mexico last year for national native news. I'm ryan hinds in flagstaff. The little shell tribe of chippewa indians in montana was federally recognized. One year ago the tribes working on opening its own health clinic next year as yellowstone public. Radio's caitlyn nicholas. Reports tribal health director molly. Wetland says the tribal launch a healthcare system to provide medical dental behavioral traditional care to tribal members at their own clinic in great falls. We've been a landless. Try reservation let's tribe and so to have something of our own and to be able to provide. Our members carry is really important to the little shell tribal health. Clinic will likely open late. Summer of twenty twenty one but wetland says work tribes first healthcare facility is well underway. He just completed demolition of the building that we purchase. And we're in the design phase. And we're getting ready to start with remodel. Wetland says the team will offer a holistic approach to healthcare as an example. She says she is working closely with little shells. Housing director heath lefranc boys to ensure patients aren't struggling with homelessness as healthcare and housing are closely connected to our primary care team all focused on sort of understanding each of our customers and their own unique story and values and influences an effort to kind of engage them in their care and support long-term behavior change and help our tribal members be successful. I'm caitlyn nicholas and damien antonio
How the Wolves Change the Forest
"Literally get down on our hands and knees and starts slowly sifting through the leaf litter looking for bissett hair or a little chunk of bill. Tom gabel is tracking predator. In fact he's tracking pack of them. Oh it's very much like a crime scene investigation since twenty fifteen the university of minnesota conservation. Biologists has used gps collars to track thirty wolves inside voyageurs national park. Those callers lead gable and his team to kill sites and they're amid the leaf litter were bloodied bits of fern bone clues about how wolves the ecosystems they live and hunt and kill in. The long-term study is in a way. A quest to broaden a science story that goes back twenty five years for wildlife ecologists the story of the reintroduction of wolves to the greater yellowstone ecosystem on january twelfth. Nineteen ninety-five has become canonical. The story goes something like this. As the elk grew to fear the wolves they changed where and how they foraged that gave willows cottonwoods and aspens a better chance to grow near streams it also meant more riverside berries for foraging grizzly bears and lead to alterations in the flow of those streams. Sending water in new directions. Wolves out compete coyotes for access to pray so coyote populations plummeted which led to a rise in fox rabbit and ground nesting bird numbers and so on ecologists called this row of biological domino's a trophic cascade regard with your inclination. I think it's hard not to be like. Wow this is amazing right if that is true. That's really incredible. New findings cast some doubt on the idea that wolves primarily regulate the greater yellowstone ecosystem through fear and intimidation and regardless of the situation. They're very little. Research has been conducted on this question. In ecosystems that don't resemble the mountains and grasslands of yellowstone which brings us back to the boreal forests of northern minnesota. The ground that tom gabel and his team have been crawling over the last few years during the winter. Wolves work together to kill large prey. Like dear but gable found than in warmer ice free months wolves focus on smaller prey like newborn dear funds and especially beavers and. That's where things get really interesting for the ecosystem. Wolves by trading on dispersing beavers alter where wetlands are created. If a young beaver gets killed after leaving home it will never have a chance to build a new dam even if it had started construction before becoming a wolf lunch. The damn will remain unfinished. End fall into disrepair beavers are ecosystem engineers so when a wolf kills one it can have a big impact because they prevent beavers from converting a forest into a wetland and in that regard wolves are unconnected to all of the ecological processes that are associated with wetlands and beaver ponds. Ecologists have long assumed that predators can influence their ecosystems in two main ways one is through fear and intimidation like in the yellowstone story. The second is through direct. Killing the voyagers will offer up a third possibility. The park and the forest surrounding it have more than seven thousand beaver. Ponds gable estimates that wolves have a direct impact each year on around eighty eight of them. That's a mere one and a quarter percent affected so it's hard to argue that wolves responsible for reshaping the ecosystem in the broadest sense. But it's equally hard to deny that. They helped to maintain a diversity of habitats landscape.
Montana joins Missing and Murdered project, Indigenous Women Task Force, and Navajo COVID surge
"This is national native antonio gonzalez the confederated sailfish and kootenai tribes. In north west montana are participating in the national pilot project to improve coordination between agencies investigating missing and murdered indigenous persons cases yellowstone. Public radio's caitlyn. Nicholas reports the us department of justice recently developed protocols for federal tribal and state law enforcement to work together more efficiently which the k- kt will adapt into a tribal community response. Plan that specific to the flathead. Craig couture the cs kt. Police chief says this plan will help. When investigations cross jurisdictional lines gives us each a piece of this puzzle to put together or we have input on how. We're going to do this. So when we come together is going to be seamless for the hand off on who's going to be the lead jurisdiction if it goes into multiple jurisdiction who follows up on that it gives us a better opportunity to solve these cases and to bring some of these people home. See chairwoman shelly. Says the tribal council met with federal state and tribal agencies on tuesday to start adapting the doj's protocols to fit the community find says the cs kt were motivated to participate. After one of their own. Germain charro went missing in two thousand eighteen and has yet to be found so very excited to roll up our sleeves next week can start working on these guides in these guys are designed to be versatile enough to fit into each individual tribal community after working with the cs. Kt in the coming weeks the doj plans to go through the same process with other montana. Tribes i'm caitlyn nicholas wisconsin's missing murdered indigenous women's task force met virtually for its first meeting friday to begin work. The task forces seeking to address abduction homicide violence and trafficking of indigenous women. The group's identifying solutions and gathering data tribal representatives elders law enforcement. Judges and state leaders are among members of the task. Force there will also be opportunities for public. Participation through workgroups updated public health. Emergency orders go into effect. Monday on the navajo nation as the try abc's a surge in covid nineteen cases. Stay at home. Orders are extended fifty-seven our weekend lockdowns are being re implemented and essential businesses will only be open on weekdays from seven to seven the updated orders. Come days after navajo. Indian health service medical and healthcare providers say the tribes now in the major health care crisis during a virtual forum last week. Health officials pleaded with the public to stay home and take precautions to help reduce the surge in new covid. Nineteen cases and hospitalizations doctor. Loretta christianson chief medical officer for the navajo area. Ihs says hospital resources are stretched thin. Sure you that we will provide the best quality care possible but if we all don't stop coverted we will run out of beds. We will run out of nurses and we will run out of supplies. So we're asking each and every one of you today to help us. Please don't travel please. Don't gather or attend any events we he's wear your masks in this includes with your family you need to continuously wash your hands or use hand sanitizer and you need to socially distance everywhere. You go as of sunday. The number of positive covid nineteen cases reached seventeen thousand nine hundred m15 the navajo area. Ihs has reported. Nearly all icu. Beds are at full capacity. And they have limited resources including medical staff and few options to transport patients to regional hospitals because they're also near capacity navajo health professionals and tribal leaders say the second wave of covid. Nineteen is more severe than what the tribe saw in april. And may i'm antonia gonzalez.
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"yellowstone" Discussed on Drive with Us Podcast
"Be just it happened in Yellowstone National Park and so to frame why this happened you have to understand that so we're traveling out last month and I did not know that Yellowstone was kind of like the New York City of national parks. And so we have a tent and we really valued tent camping and being able to not be around generators and have it be quiet and have it be nice. So there's really only two places you can get a 10 at and you kind of have to be there early in the morning before you the 9 or 9:30 cuz it's going to get full so we woke up at four am in Montana sprinted down got into the park. Like my heart's racing. I'm like are we going to get are we going to go there and we get to the first camping site and we find out it's already dead. I'm just like oh no, this is not good. This is terrible. So there's only one more place we can go. It's it's in a different part of the park. We're going to have to you know, speed is really maintain. So we have to immediately turn around and talk about it and we're sleep-deprived we're worried about the spot and I'm driving back out to the main road and I see a bison on the road in my sleep-deprived simple mind. I look and I say wow that things like just it's bigger than a car but it's mainly vertically bigger. It's in the right lane. I can pass that in the left off. So like a simpleton I go up and I'm just treating it as if it's like an Amish buggy or something. I'm trying to pass the road just in the left lane and we got got it like oh look at this by 6. How about this and it was the oddest thing because you know, I'm driving Janelle my fiance is in the passenger seat and she is looking at the bison and we're you know, we're going by slow because we dog Spook it and we see its eyes turned and it meets her eyes..
"yellowstone" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Radio DOT. Org Rick McIntyre. Welcome to the program. Thank you for having me Role privilege to be with you. It's really great to have you so you are on the show today. I'm presuming that you didn't go out to see the wolves this morning. Yes but I'll As soon as I finish here I'll be driving back to the parks or I'll still get in one more day of watching the wall so Just missed a few hours in the morning just a couple of hours before we dive into the story of Wolf Ate. But you tell in the book Rick. I'm just wondering we played that That sound of of wolves in the park at the top of this show to this day. You've been doing this for so long to this day. Even just hearing that sound. What does that evoke in you? Well it it certainly has A lot of emotional meaning to to people. It's the the sound of the wild. It's the way that will communicate to each other. I think in many cases I it's similar to music for human beings and that there's no lyrics to it but there's a motion that can be conveyed to it. I think it. It conveys whether a wolf is lonely whether it's happy whether it's upset that there's a rival wolf pack nearby. It can be a challenge to those rivals so Probably something like classical music that conveys emotion to it. And I'm shall I presume that it produces some emotion in you as well yes it really resonates with anyone especially me Because oftentimes I can at least make a pretty good guess as to why the Wolf is saying that or or howling that For example we we find that the The time of the year where they how the most is during the mating season which February out here so anyone can make a pretty good guess for what the meaning is then that time of the year where they how the least would be the denning season because they don't want to give away the location where their pop star in case a rival pack is nearby so they wanna be secretive during that time. We'll so let's talk about wolf ate here. You've written entire book about The story that the life of this wolf has to tell about not just the wolves of yellowstone but even the park itself. So take us back. In Time Wolf ate was one of the first wolves reintroduced yellowstone in nineteen ninety. Five right. That's right and it's probably worth it to take a moment to to speak of what happened. Prior to that so when yellowstone was set aside as the first national park in the world in eighteen seventy two. The Gray Wolf is very much a native animal. Just like Grizzlies Elk and bears etc but like pretty much. Everyone else in the country. At that time. The early Park Rangers hated wools and felt that they deserve to be killed off to be exterminated. So if I am in a park ranger if you had been park ranger back. During those decades part of our job would have been to kill every wolf. We saw and they completed that job. It was one of the few cases where the federal bureaucracy actually completed a emissions and so in nineteen twenty six in the very area that I work a bison died the local rangers set out some steel traps. The next morning to wolves were caught in them. They were shot and killed. And that was it. So it's also one of the few cases where a federal agency realized that they made a terrible mistake. It took decades to come to that realization but the park service finally figured that out and took a long time to do the planning to get the authorization but in January of ninety five. A team of people went up to Alberta caught fourteen wild walls that comprise three different packs and brought them down to yellowstone for the first year of the reign reduction. Yeah you know so. It's interesting the story you write about in the book because for for people who don't remember Or who weren't paying that much attention. At the time it's easy. To presume the reintroduction meant bringing the wolves down into yellowstone letting them out in off they loped into the wilderness. But that's not really how it worked. I mean at first. The wolves were kept in these large pens. That we're about an acre in size and and tell us specifically about wolf ate at the time because he was just a runty little pop I mean. How did he make that transition? Even into the pens the whole the the pens that I use before they opened up the gates and let the wolves out. Sure well an important component of the whole plan and it was very well organized and thought out. We had the best people in the world. Working on a big issue is that wolves have a homing instinct. Like dogs do so. Let's just say if you had a dog and got used to living at your home in your neighborhood and someone kidnapped your dog if it was able to break free pretty good chance that it would find. Its way home and reunite with you so that all comes from their wolf ancestors so it was understood if we took and we'll use age family as an example they were known as the Crystal Create Pat. If we had just caught them in Canada they were six members the parents and then four sons who were pups if we just brought them down to the park and let them go right away they would pretty much immediately start to go back home to the north but they needed to stay in yellowstone. They needed to repopulate the par. So the people that were planning the reintroduction came up with the concept of putting them in acclimation pens for about two months so they would get used to living yellowstone. So getting back to an example of a dog. Let's say if you moved with your dog to a new neighborhood and then after a few months if your dog had kidnapped it would understand that now. There's a new place that they they would call home and would turn to that site and it worked very very well so the wolves got used to the park for two months and then we're let lose well so so for eight. Who was just a pop right? He was the only grey pop out of the sort of his is the other three brothers who were who were much darker they were black walls right but he was also he was the runt as well. Yes that's right. So he had to disadvantages in life he was the smallest of all the male pups. Brought down certainly the smallest of the brothers in his family. He had a very dull grey coat whereas his brothers had shiny sleek black coats his father was black like his brothers and his mother was very light grey almost white and after they were released as I we as we were watching them and I was helping park visitors. See that family. Oftentimes people would comment on. How beautiful the Father Wolf was. How gorgeous the mother Wolf was. How impressive three black brothers were? And no one ever said anything complimentary about the other member so he was sort of the ugly duckling in the family well so so when they left the pen might and they became the first wolves are among the group of first rules reintroduced yellowstone after fifty years. I mean even just that fact alone continues to boggled my mind but Can you tell the story of the first time you? I mean you'd already been the wolf interpreter for yellowstone. But I would love for you to just recount. The first time that you saw you went out. And saw eight. And his family out in the wild in yellowstone well During that time in my life I was here only for the spring summer and fall. I was a seasonal employees so in the winter I was working on the Texas Mexico border at Big Bend National Park and West Texas so as I was returning to the park that spring my goal in life was to see one wolf for the summer. We expected that because the wolves from Alberta lived in an area where there is very very heavy human hunting and trapping It was very likely that members of this will family had literally seen family members be shot or trapped by the local hunters or trappers so in other words they had a very good reason to be very much afraid of people and not wanting to be anywhere near them so I expected that it would be very difficult to see them. Perhaps if I was in the back country a lot over the course of the summer I I literally had the expectation that if I could see just part of one wolf like even a tale of one wolf over the course of that for a summer I would be very happy. That was my goal in my first full day in the park In May of ninety five I got to see the entire Kris Humphry family all six of them and they were visible for hours so it turned out that the wolves somehow very quickly understood that yellowstone was a different place for them that it was a safer place and Most of the sidings I've had over. The years have probably been an average distance of about a mile away because yellowstone is mostly open country then for myself and other people who come to see and study and watch the walls. The normal thing is you stand by the side of the road with binoculars spotting scopes and you watch him from that distance. Well Rick Hang.
"yellowstone" Discussed on Parklandia
"City. I know I'm thrilled to talk about this. Next section which is about West Yellowstone sonus. Dulger love it. It's such a cute little happy. Hamlet it's one of the main kind of entry areas to the park. It's in actually Montana. Sliver like the portion of yellowstone. That's in Montana. Like far. North Western Wyoming and then Westerns is bustling tourist town in the summer. I'm sure it's completely quiet in the winter. If anything's even open at all but yeah yeah. So this was my second time in West Yellowstone. Your first and I was so stoked to be back here and come back with you and revisit all my favorite places that I went to with my family. It's so great. Yeah what's yellowstone is really a beautiful place There's so many places that you can walk to. Yeah I remember that we actually we actually walked over and saw Spiderman. Yes the news spiderman in AMAC's there's like an Imax theater randomly in sales down and that was a great great setting to Spiderman. Whatever that far from home at that because it's just really you know one. We're going to national parks. We also have to take like brakes from it and just get other entertainment just to in the evenings and this is like perfect. Go see a movie. Go eat at a restaurant which we had a couple of different restaurants and they've had a good variety of restaurants here considering how small the town is and it's really only like ten block radius of town. But we definitely made the rounds. Some we liked better than others. I think we'll just say bat like long story short. You probably shouldn't eat French restaurants in West Yellowstone. No this one I remember asking them. suggests them for wine and like read. I'm like Cambridge tomorrow please. Oh you don't even know got it so if you're a French restaurant and you know nothing about wines. You probably shouldn't be a frustrated French restaurant and let's be honest because it wasn't cheap like I got like a butternut squash Ravioli and that was like twenty two bucks and so like I'm spending a lot of money. I want you to know what you're serving me but you could see was a disorganized mess And I I. I'll tell you this that being the food writer and the family and the one that like goes out to restaurants all the time I think I'm more of the food critic you actually are GonNa call. I'll be honest softened a little over the years now like I. It's outright off all all I try to find the silver lining certain places. And I'll be like well this good or like this part is cute. Although I don't remember finding many redeeming factors that this place. I guess like the people were Nice. They were played. No that was That was difficult to say the least and it's weird because it's fortunately weekends so you know that it's GonNa be busy so it's like you know just up your game a little bit. Yeah please please try. We also tried to go to a Japanese restaurant because per usual. We're constantly craving Sushi and even in the weirdest places but we can't go too long without having Sushi so we just locked up in desperation and found this Japanese restaurant that looked promising but like we walked in and there was just like no one there at all. There was a few lake teenager looking people standing waiting to be seated or something so. I don't I don't know if we just opening or something but I didn't WanNa wait. Trevor because we waited ten minutes nothing so you know but then we walked over to bowl winkle saloon. Now that was perfect they're attentive. They're fantastic. They have like a saloon liquor store and a sit down restaurant and we went back there multiple times because we felt welcome every single time. Yes and their food but they had a diverse mix of food like a lot of regional. Specialties like Bison Burgers and Ravioli and then plenty of surprises. Welcome surprises like. They had a chicken Wellington. I had missed my first experience with Zucchini Noodles Aka zoodles. And first of all would never expect to find that in west yellowstone know doodles and especially not good like this was great. It was Delicious like you said. Prompt service very friendly which honestly ninety percent of the reason why I go out to a restaurant service like I want. I want good service so you are a service industry. So they know what they're doing and we really appreciate that so shout out to bowling and every all go down West Yellowstone National Park. You have to go Check in with them and grab a Huckleberry Margarita or go gamble in their casino Gulf. Absolutely sit down restaurant frequent them because they're really good. Yeah and then You know there's that other place a friend of ours Gary Miano from Montana. He actually told us to go to fire whole Barbecue Because it has the best barbecue in yellowstone that was solid really solid I remember we got in. We ordered our barbecue. And you know it's not like Institution it is a new play but you can definitely see that there know what they're doing And we got our food and we sat down and we sat next to do park rangers. Yeah basically I mean in our mind. They're celebrities so we were sitting next to a couple of celebrities like abs basically like the Brittany Madonna celebrities to guys. I guess maybe Elton John and Freddie Mercury his dad right so they're still celebrities here all right so I guess back into the Park Rangers. They were amazing. They were really fun. I remember there was the younger one and he was talking about how his friends are coming. He's going back country camping with them and he was just as excited as we were. And that's what I really love. That are park. Rangers are just as excited to explore these beautiful national parks that they're an all the time like they're tourists stars just like us. They gig out over barbecue just like us what they're humans. I surprised as you are. No right I'm like can we're going to go party with Bryant Park Rangers. Ooh Party with Park Rangers. Let's start this once a year event. I'm into it. And when we come back from this short break we'll talk. With our researcher Jocelyn Shields more about the ecology and Wildlife National Park.
"yellowstone" Discussed on Parklandia
"Hi I'm Matt and I'm Brad. This is park land. Lia In today's episode is Yellowstone National Park Part. Two all right first things first. Let's take it back to what brought US yellowstone in the middle of Primetime Lake? We literally arrived on the fourth of July. And I can't really think of a better place to spend July fourth and America's most iconic National Park. All that was missing probably was like Apple Pie and maybe baseball. We did have a hot dog though His name is Finn. Oh my gosh. That's right yeah. What a patriotic little country were in right before yellowstone we were at the Rodeo and Cody Wyoming which also feels like an Americana thing really very much. So yeah all the cowboy hats and Chili and beer and Lassos and star spangled everything. This was an experience that was working at the Rodeo selling Maple Syrup and we are in the area for that and you and I are able attend the Rodeo One night just for fun. Yes and you force me to sit on a huge cow which was outrageous like a real cow and I was. I think joking for the first several minutes suggesting it. I'm like I don't WanNa do that. People do this like so. It's actually happening. That was a bowl. That was a bowl boring. Well that was a bull and Yeah it was really a cold out that it was That was epic. I really loved that experience of sitting on that bowl We got some Chili from one of the food vendors up into the bleachers to watch some of that Rodeo it was intense. Let's put it that way. A lot of fast moving animals and dextrous cowboys as it was fun. Though it was an experience and it was super close to yellowstone so after the road. Euro is down. We went into the park for three or four days to visited together for the first time together together right yes but but first before the Rodeo segment was over because this is like a multi day thing that you're working out I remember taking the rental car into the Parker may own one day driving. It was a while typically two hours just to get in and go to like one of the hiking trails. I wanted to do because this park is huge. And we're staying kind of a little ways away and one of the trails by the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone section which is this gorgeous segment of yellowstone river with huge like raging waterfalls and. It's it's mesmerizing. Amazing Place Highly. Recommend but this is where one of the most grilling hikes of ever done in my life. And that's really saying something coming from you. I remember you came back fully exhausted and that never happens. Yeah I did the seven mile trail which is ten miles round trip. And it descends down to the bottom of the Canyon along the River. And it's the only trail in the park in this section that descends to the bottom of the canine. Like this. But guess what what goes down must come back up or something like that and I apparently forgot about that before. I started my hike because it really hurt and I suffered immensely and I've never I don't think I've ever like soft impoverishing. Gasps for air like this before in my life on any kind of hike. I remember a certain point. I just fully stop caring about grizzly bears entirely and I- Barest by on me the whole time of course but it reached a point where grizzly bears my bear spray. Were complete afterthought. I didn't care like if I I'm done like me. I'm just GonNa just lay down not even crawl into the fetal position. Lay Down Right. Yeah I probably would have been unfazed in comparison to the pay knows then but at one point I also. I laughed this group of younger hikers. At one point two it was like a group of sex or seven probably like twenty year olds or something and they're all really nice and the kind of sharing on wow good job and I was like thanks and then like in my head like I'm dying and then I tried to like quickly. Get Out of their line of sight so I could literally lie down on the side of the trail and let my lungs like stop burning crazy but at least the views are great. And it's really cool to because this is apparently the only trail that actually goes down into the canyon. I learned that the hard way and let's not forget about the other trail. We did together which is about twice as long as you did told me it was yeah. The ferry falls trail which is one of my favorites miserable. Told me it was three miles round trip. That was just a wild guess. I for some reason my hat. I was like females twice that at least But it was really pretty and you know it was just so sunny. There are a lot of like flies Which is not really fun but not my ideal kind of wildlife for for hiking promised me Bison Yeah I know but it could have been worse. There could have been like a treacherous canyon. Hike could have been like you know swarmed grizzlies or something but so yeah. The ferry falls trail. I love it and this. I have very fond memories of it from when I I did this. Trails my family a couple of years ago and that? That's why I swear. I remember it being shorter because in my head. That's why I thought it was shorter but I was probably just distracted by all the things. We saw that time that he did at Green Spring from the overlook at the beginning of the trail and then all the bison like hundreds of bison plus the waterfall itself. Of course. I'll give you that and you know what that's nature right. Sometimes you see it sometimes you and you just you can't. You can't be bummed out when you don't read but I mean I was a little bummed. I mean they don't show up. You know this is. This is the real world this is the real world wildlife of yellowstone The waterfall was amazing. It was totally worth it. It's long thin ribbon like waterfall that crashes down into a cloud of mist Makes the stream that flows out into the meadows. I mean it's just a great place for lunch or Trail Beers Yeah I was so nervous about that like I was excited about it because I love the idea of twelve years and I just have built up such taboo in my head. I guess but I kept worrying and thinking everyone around us. It was like a beer or something really was happening undercover use. Their are Bir Narc. And I'm like no. They're not they're just people like they're just wish that they had a beer to noble. That one's definitely a beer in beer. Narc lucky as a camera. He's taking pictures of the waterfall. He doesn't care about beers right. The waterfall was amazing. And totally worth it Though good so you're just ridiculous that's just put it clear as day. Yeah The rest of the trail was really awesome. Though it takes you buy these like steaming little rivers and mud pots through small patches of forest and then out into this huge vast meadow We didn't see anybody in as I pointed out. Hey Times Or much wildlife at all really Side First Moore's is that people are riding on and they had cody Rodeo sweaters on to bomb the they did. How did I feel like I was wearing mine too? Yeah know they they even? Oh my gosh. They were at the radio to like but these people were probably actually in the Rodeo because it was now officially over yeah and I clearly looked like they had nothing to do with the radio right and not to rub it in but last time I was here I did see hundreds of by something like I said and a Fox said that was. That was exciting. That didn't even really care that we're walking by it so we'll call that one the fantastic. Mr Fox Catholic Mr Parks. Yes so that's why I was hoping to see a little something extra or at least you know something beyond like domesticated horses but I would say that definitely ferry falls. The waterfall itself in Grand Spring. Totally made up for that. We actually started today early at Grand President taking the boardwalk out to the spring itself but the air was still too cold. Yeah and it was extra steamy right the heirs to cold and you combine that with a scalding hot hot spring then it gets way too steamy. It's obscured you can't really see it just kind of sense it and you're aware that it's there and know that you shouldn't go wander into it. Yeah.
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"On our yellowstone first parter. We talked about both of our individual first trips to America's National Park along with him Phil and thermal features and a super volcano. That you don't really need to worry about. Probably now it's time for the sequel episode which I'm calling Yellowstone full-throttle is that a nod to Charlie's angels sequel moving. Yes it absolutely. Because just like that. Insane sequel are part. Two episode of yellowstone is filled with stunts and sites that defy logic impossibility and subbing in for Cameron Diaz Drew Barrymore and Lucy. Liu We have you me and fin and Grizzly bears instead of in Evil Demi Moore. That's right this is our first time. Actually seeing a grizzly bear in the wild. But don't worry everything worked out just fine seeing as we're alive and talking about it right now. Few it was all my worst fears while streams converged into one memorable epic moment. But you'll have to stay tuned because there's a lot of ground to cover in this second part episode of Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park. I am Matt and I'm Brad this park land. A production of iheartradio we sold are often. Chicago moved into an RV. Now traveling the country full-time with dog. Thin exploring America's national parks in today where returning to Yellowstone National Park in northwestern Wyoming for part two so in part one we actually talked about things like the frontiers men who first documented yellowstone and how became the first national park in the world. That's right the world yes. We also talked about how yellowstone got its name about the troops who protected the park for thirty two years before the National Park Service took over and about President Chester. A Arthur's glancing trip. But don't worry there won't be a quiz at the end of this episode. So feel free to go back and listen to part one. If you haven't it's a doozy for this part we WanNa talk more about Matt. Nice trump here together. Last summer we had both visited separately at first so is exciting to revisit this iconic park and with our V. needless to say it was a totally different experience. Especially since you're via so huge. We saw completely new things completely. So let's get right to the chase and talk about the star of the park. Which are the thermal features? They're colorful. They're big. They're allowed their scorching hot. And they smell like that time our. Rv's blocked tank exploded all over you. That's so this a feerick smell. These features is really intense. And you can just easily smell it through your car or easy drive-through Yellowstone. It's actually nowhere near as bad as black though I mean. Yes that's true. It is pretty impossible to miss these things when you're here no matter. What part of the park you're in. And that's because there are more than ten thousand of these thermal features including about three hundred geysers in particular most of these are categorized mapped into different geyser basins throughout yellowstone like monument. Geyser Basin Norris Geyser Basin and my favorite West Thumb Geyser Basin. This is a thermal section. That's right on the shores of Yellowstone Lake. So it's got a really beautiful and peaceful backdrop so good so good the juxtaposition of these like technicolor. Almost neon hot springs and steaming pools. The Emerald Blue Lake is just so striking and captivating. And there's this awesome an easy trail that winds through a bunch of the guys who can like meander through and see these two like colorful bright features right alongside each other. It's amazing it's cooling kind of creepy to because these pools have billowing steam pouring out of them and out over the boardwalks so a lot of the time. All you see is outlines of people in the midst usually posing for photos. I'm sure yeah same. It's it's hauntingly pretty and the visuals are off the charts trails and for a whole another visual. You can also just the street and hike. The trail called Lake Overlook trail which is pretty easy only about one and a half miles round trip. You can just park at the West. Them guys are as follow a clear trail across the main road through the woods and up a hill for a sweeping view of the lake These little clouds of steam just rising up next to it. I've actually done this a couple of times. It's it is easy. I remember this most recent time that I did it. I was seeing these kind of scary warning signs for recent bear sightings in the area so I was on high alert like more so than usual and I knew. You're supposed to make noise while you're hiking grizzly country so what I would do was I would occasionally cough really loud as if that would be a defense but I've also been known to have really full blown loud conversations with myself if when I'm hiking alone yellowstone which is not recommended and I'm not endorsing that and also. Please don't tell my parents that I was doing that. Yeah you're screwed. 'cause I know I realize I had literally just told them okay. So when visiting yellowstone during peak season in July like we were your rarely alone which is nice so people are literally everywhere for better or worse. Yeah that's the thing like you're you're especially like we were here in July and it's unusual to have to yourself for more than a few minutes during this like prime time and on the other side of that coin that's also potentially embarrassing for me knowing that people more than likely could easily overhear me talking loudly to myself and having these like ongoing dialogues about me narrating my week or talking about silly things like upcoming movies. I can't wait to see just like fully in conversation mode with myself your entertainment at its finest on these drills. That's for sure I'm that's great. I hope people I guess and if need be though I am armed with bear spray at all times I had it clipped to my little. Fancy FANNY PACK IS FANTASTIC. Coming back the one. That's like blue with the White House. Strap and lemon on it. Yeah and then there's like bear spray on it right and it says spells the words Sour. But I think the O. is a Lemon Yup. That's it so good. So that's what I that's what I clicked my bear spray too so a little mix of whimsey and like dead serious and it's all going to be okay in the end we just got to get you out on the trail again for you to rely. I'm ready me. And my fanny pack already. Now let's get back on the road. Because navigating park as large as yellowstone is an important piece especially for people driving. Rv The main drive in the park is the grand loop road which is basically a giant one hundred and forty two mile figuring that runs through the middle of the park and it divides into different sections. Yeah I remember before I came to yellowstone. I was definitely overwhelmed as I'm sure. Most people are because it is huge. It's more than two million acres so you could easily be forgiven for suming that it's like a giant maze and really elaborate and complex but surprisingly. That's not really the case the way that it's laid out mapped is actually really straightforward and easy to follow once you stick to the map and. Kinda get your bearings driving a little bit. Exactly the grand loop connects to all five parks main entrances and exits and it crosses the continental divide twice which is pretty cool When you think of that yeah It's well marked with you'd signs on the side of the road with pull out so you can get photos with the signs. I mean it has it all. Yes and speaking of pullouts. Here's a little helpful. Psa please use them. We beg you. People are constantly holding up traffic here by stopping in the middle of the road to get photos of animals and I totally get that understand it. It's really cool stuff in these. Are you WANNA take photos of wildlife but it creates such a mass especially in the summer when this place was swarming with vehicles plus. It's dangerous for both the animals and other drivers so there's a time and a place and stopping those not absolutely like at certain times traffic yellowstone is worse than traffic in Chicago. It's too much I remember. You were getting road rage at one point. While we were driving back to our visa from Yellowstone Lake one day. Yeah there's really only so much I can take after a long day of driving and hiking and exploring which is also fun but exhausting like you reach a certain point where you're just WanNa Kinda get back in our case back. Darby and like unwind and when you're stuck for hours and hours behind slow moving people and like stop traffic really really wears on you so I remember. There was one time. I was behind this slow driver. Like just taking a sweet.
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It's An ecosystem that runs an energy from the sun a plant turn solar energy and to food for itself but then that plant is eaten by a cricket which is then eaten by a mouse which is then eaten by a snake which is then eaten by a hawk when the Huck dies its body provides food for bacteria and fungi which then in turn feeds plans. All of these animals represent what are called tropic levels what scientists now call links in the food chain and as representatives representatives of these trophic groups each other energy has passed all around the ecosystem. But what happens when one member of this food web. It's removed from the system. Yellowstone has has actually been ground zero for sort of unintentional experiment. Regarding what scientists I've come to refer to as trophic cascades and trophic cascades occur when predators editors hunting. Their prey keeps the number of prey animals. Down passing on the savings to the next trophic level. Whatever the prey animal eats then has a better shot at survival and on and on and on down the line right and in yellowstone what they did was they actually like reintroduced the Grey Wolves Wolves back India sewn and this is a perfect example of what we're talking about so in regards to walls like every wills are scary right like humans? I have never really liked them. which is kind of weird? Because they're the direct wild ancestors of Man's best friends domesticated dogs the fact that they're fast carnivorous her nevarez and they move around intimidating packs. I think plus the livestock they can eat like twenty pounds of meat in a single sitting. This is a this is what's lead. Humans is to create this like terrifying polity around wolves with things like Little Red Riding Hood Peter and the wolf the boy who cried wolf et Cetera et cetera historically gray wolves arranged around two thirds of the Modern Day United States home. But they've been driven out of most of it now They were hunted out of Yellowstone by Nineteen Twenty Ninety six. Yeah and then. In nineteen ninety-five however the park service released. Fourteen Grey Wolves from Canada into yellowstone after seventy years of wolf less ecosystem there. This decision of course was controversial in made a lot of humans mad but the ecological results were immediate and honestly pretty startling. In fact a lot of colleges think the wolves did in yellowstone was prevent elk and deer some of their favorite foods from eating all the plans especially near rivers. Yeah the wolves kept the deer out from denuding. The river valleys which promoted the growth of trees and the riparian areas. Riparian and meaning the special groups plants that grow in flood plains of rivers and streams. So this meant more beavers which are animals that creates special mini habitats for other animals. Like otters fish amphibians and so forth and more migratory birds visited as well. The wolves killed earned him the coyotes which meant they were then more rabbits and mice around with Third Hawks and other birds of prey to the area so huge facts and not only all that but it increased stabilization of the riverbanks near Narrow River channels. which makes more different kind of habitat in yellowstone as well so would have this huge ripple effect across pretty much every everything every animal every environment and the simple truth is that the effects the wolves took on yellowstone is complex? And this idea of trophic cascade being the saving grace of the park's ecosystem is a controversial one among scientists We basically can't replicate the study because there's not another yellowstone to replicate it and so we may never know exactly what effect wolves hat on yellowstone however it definitely taught us that the human mythology around wolves being Yvonne. Dangerous Villains lends deserving. Ratification is a very subjective. One right yeah. They can have a lot of benefits. Yeah I this is something. That is very complex and hard to kind of just dive into right because like they said you can't just replicated over and over again because even if you reintroduced wolves into Michigan I'm just using random place I mean. Yeah it's the ecosystem is so different. There and the cycle of life often the hunting cycles. They're so different that it would actually create a correct study. Yeah that's true but then when you also living about how like walls these two thirds of the US like they're clearly acclimated to a majority of this country and they they have every natural right to be there in a way so it's weird that suddenly humans are in this position where they're controlling it and dictating where wolves are relocated to. And then what what happens. So it's it's strange because like they were here before people were and I mean they've been gone out to do a reintroduced but they're different species of wolves. I think they're the closest to but you can't have the exact act if they didn't stay in that ecosystem right. I mean the same thing with the bison they were reintroduced into a national park this year. Oh Yeah Yeah. Which one was in that while they moved more bison to badlands released them? They're so like this isn't an entirely new concept. This has happened before yellowstone. This will happen in the future and other places so but that will have an impact on that national. Yeah and it sounds like it's going great and yellowstone so cute us to the offs. We did not see any walls in yellowstone. Regretfully I would love to. I know that That one takes a lot of pain. Definitely something I I would love to do is like just slow down a little bit because we normally like kind of go through national parks and try to get everything in and that's why we revisit national parks as well though because the the things that we miss but yellowstone is one of those national parks that we have both been to multiple times now for multiple days at a time. I mean I think we both have combined maybe twenty thirty days in that park and we still haven't even scratched the surface. Yeah the what is it. One percent of yellowstone. Oh stone is actually seem by the tourists that go there grunting percent so there's so much in that ecosystem that wildlife that diversity that we have to re-explore and that is why we're even continuing with the part two of yellowstone national a park later this season right. It won't be the next episode. So you're going to have to stay tuned you're going to have stand your toes and get ready for more and more of that beautiful. Oh beautiful place that yellowstone is yeah but of a cliffhanger but also the exciting thing too is. We'll be able to incorporate like R. V. experienced they are because now they're vesper in an RV. I visited so it's GonNa be fun to drugs. Lodges Hotels Yeah Inside the Park outside the park. Where do you WanNa stay day since both of our first trips were pretty? RV We're going to save RV segment for part two and since we we visited together we are in RV and experienced it from totally different perspective. Exactly so for that reason and a bunch of other things excited for party because this really is one of those enormous dynamic parks that feels completely fresh and new upon each visit. And it feels like you're visiting a different place when you're in an RV as well that's for sure so that'll be fun to talk about incorporate. Yeah for now though. We hope you have been inspired to visit or revisit. This ultimate National Park. It's a place. We have loved him an individually and together it's been inspiring and it's just put. I'm in complete shock. It's such a truly special place. Yeah it really is and just remember it could blow at any moment goodnight. You've been listening to Parkland. Yeah a show about National Parks Park land as through production of iheartradio. Created by. MAC KEROUAC Brad Care. Whack and Christopher has the eldest produced an edited by Mike. John's our executive producer. Christopher has Yoda's R. researcher is Justin Shield especial thanks goes out to Gabriel Collins Crystal waters and the rest of the parkway India crew. And Hey listeners. If you're enjoying the show leaves the review on Apple podcasts. It helps other people like you find our show. You can keep up with us on social media as well check out. Our photos from our travels travels on Instagram at Park. Alenia pod and join in on the conversation in our facebook group. Pack Landale Rangers from our podcast. 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"It's insane like I don't understand how this is like this how it's real and it's massive and just like billowing a little bit of steam by mid afternoon when the weather's the temperatures warmed up enough the steam dissipates now I could see the spraying really well versus in the morning when they are so really cold the steam could like be too much. It's hard to see so I would definitely recommend going like mid afternoon like we did and that was great. Another another thing we did was. We had a little picnic in the Lamar Valley area just like Rolling Meadows beautiful little ponds and lakes. Didn't I didn't see any animals out there even though I know we could have and we were kind of hoping to you know from a safe distance and we want reminders interesting. This nice little peaceful picnic by some pond at the end of the trail and it was it was great and we also did the Grand Canyon gaining the yellowstone for photos and on a little hike by a waterfall. That's that's another popular area. Yes raging river the Yellowstone River and is lined with these like explosive waterfalls and great panoramic views from these overlooks and little trails. That run along the river his his kayak on that trip as well. Yes we did so I think the last day last full Danielson we booked kayaking trip on Yellowstone Lake which were all super excited so you and fishing on Yellowstone Lake. We didn't go fishing. We like did a Kayak trip and for that you stay pretty close to the shore. They don't really let I don't think they let you at all like go out into the main because like like I got to go out there and just yeah but we're on a boat you know so it was a lot easier to get there and back and I feel like a lot of people would get exhausted out there and not realize and take a a long time to get back so it's a good thing that they're helping their kayakers kayak safe. Yeah Spears they. They said like he unexpectedly windy. And the waves can get get choppy out there and the main problem is the lake is freezing. Set like dangerously cold so like if you capsize. It's hard to get back in. And if you're in the middle of the lake your like screwed and I thought like but I really thought the main problem was about your jacket because the near era guide. Thank you Jack. Yeah quite whatever unions. Do you know who this person is. Yeah I have this jacket this really nice. What is it called the bombers academic? Okay so it's like slick lack bomber jacket with This yellow letter B. on one sleeve. You've and a lemon on the other sleeve so I think you know I'm going with us. And then on the back is a song lyric. That says winners. Don't quit on themselves. So it's a jacket obviously from the representing like lemonade album. And the lyric is from one of the songs and this guy full on the thought. It was a Burns Jack. Jack Jacket Mike. When is on themselves right docket? Wha what's sexually strike that I told him no it's the Bianchi jacket and then he just Kinda like quietly nodded and stop talking to me for like the rest of the trip but the the trip was really fun. It was not that Wendy. Fortunately so it was a nice calm easy pace. We've got to see a lot. And my favorite part was like you get to Kayak along along the shore close enough to the West Thumb Geyser Basin so you get to see some thermal activity as well like not geysers but hot springs in this building steam and some of the like technicolor D- pools that in certain portions are like dripping in flowing into the lake. So that was really beautiful and really cool and and then from there. I believe it was when we were like all settled back into the car. And driving back to US yellowstone we found ourselves in the middle of a bison stampede literal stampede oh was that the photo no no no but there's a lot of these yes so there there. There was traffic which happens a lot in in yellowstone standstill traffic. And we didn't know what was going on. Just the impatiently waiting there and then we start to see Bison walking down and the side of the road like a lot of Bison and they're walking into at a slow pace so me and my sister roll down our windows because we were on the side where the Bison were and we're going to take video of it and soon to start taking video they start to like run like this whole heard of them are running surrounding our car not just us but like everyone on the road road and I remember it was amazing because the video turned out wind up looking like a found footage film or something. Because it's like I started. Take the video and then they charge and I'm like Oh and they get all shaky and then I scream and you get to see a very close. How huge these animals are like? If they hit our car we would have been dumb. Damaged took the least I could make. It probably flipped cars that they like charged tanks. Yeah they're the largest land mammal in the country over the phone. They can go really fast. They can run like much faster than humans so you do not want to get into a race with them by any means either so. That was my yells during experience with my family clearly epoch and intimidating and colorful and does all of it was thoroughly life changing. That was our first time doing something like best as that. These are from one trip. I know just one trip of ours each of ours and we hit on some of the same stuff if we didn't but it just so so big I mean what would you say is the best time to go. The best time to visit yellowstone. Uh is I liked when I visited. I was mid-september It was kinda chilly but not cold yet. And the peak summer season was dwindling so it wasn't as crowded as it is in like July August so we didn't have to worry about that too much just like the periodic traffic affect jams and and whatnot but it was all manageable and beautiful and all the animals are out and about and it's extremely time of the year but luckily the park is open all year round. I mean it's basically. A game of thrones esque style landscape from late fall early spring and most roads closed so the only way to get into the park is on snowmobile. So you can go cross country skiing on snow coach sewers Those are very popular. Yeah they are really popular winter months and during this time period most facilities lodges or closed closed as well. So it's definitely much much quieter in kind of a creepy way but also serene and peaceful and I know I would really love the two experience gallstone in the winter sometime. That's hi my less because that would be like visiting a it'd be like a whole `nother park of that point and that would be amazing and then and you also have to worry about bears because they're hibernating so you can put the bear spray away features possible. Yeah we'll just have to do it like not in an RV because we know we don't need the freeze now. We don't need that. The only roads that are open year round are the North Entrance Road Northeast Engines Road in the mammoth tower road of the grand loop. Yeah so pretty limited pretty quiet and I'm sure it's mind blowing beautiful as everything else says. After this quick break we're going to wrap up part one of our yellowstone episodes by talking a little a bit more about the animals here and the ecology.
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"Trails Dell's now I'm going to start talking about my first time to yellowstone and I was actually visiting the park for the first time with some family as part of this semi annual annual nature. Themed Family Vacation Thing that my dad had the idea to start and I'm so glad he did. And we were like ruminating over like witch park. Actually we do. which part of the country should we start this? Like kind of quasi traditional and we all agree that yellowstone slash grand. Teton was the perfect place to do this and create this experience together because none of us had been in. Obviously it doesn't get more iconic and quintessential then yellowstone so through doesn't no it doesn't so we're all instantly obsessed and we coordinated this is trap where it was about a week and we all flew out to Jackson hole flew into their which is super can be I think. It's like in Grand Teton National Park. And then we just. We got a rental car. We spent a few days in Grand Teton at this beautiful lodge and Teton village and and visited Jackson the actual city or town For a few days as well and then the second half of that trump of that week doc was yellowstone so we drove from Teton village. Up past the rest of Grand Teton into Yellowstone National Park. And then we stayed in West Yellowstone which is like the far northwestern portion of the park. Yeltsin it's probably a two hour drive to get West Yellowstone which is pretty. I know it really the first they were like. Wow this is the gigantic park and it really makes you realize that because it takes forever to get from point. Eight Point B. and one of my favorite things was like you sent me this photo of you guys and it was like your first like Bison herd was crossing the road and there's like this beautiful shot of like your dad in the driver's seat in the passenger so beautiful scenic photo behind it and I just love that one now and it's kind of misty st out or foggy or something so it's these gigantic animals just looming in the distance in lots of them in right in the middle on site for interrupting but I just had bring up. No important so west Yellowstone is actually in a portion of the park. That's in Montana. What's what's the oceans kind of the gateway it's like The northwestern entrance and it's just adorable little league touristy town that's hustling and bustling in the summer months and and we were there like mid September so things were somewhat winding down but still very lively and adorable. I loved it there. We have this cute little cabin and on our way up towards the very first thing we did was stop at old faithful which I think makes a lot of sounds as the first yells elster experience. 'cause everybody faithful is and it's right up there with like the Grand Canyon and Stash of liberty like these Like all important Americana sites and activities and we went there had to pretty much force our way through the crowds to get a good view. Because it's it's very crowded. The general is pretty is very crowded but old faithful is just like swarming with people like a mob scene. Yeah it is so yes yes so. We went into the visitor center. My brother and I got our national parks books stamped and I think my dad bought some sort of buck and or game. I I want to say. We've got national parks. Yahtzee there and we play that a little later in the cabin in West Yellowstone. Although I I don't know what makes it. National Parks Yahtzee is like a pretty straightforward numbers based ice game. So I don't understand that one guys two you guys who three guys I don't know ever but it works it works. I love a good theme. Even with it doesn't make sense. And so we did it. All faith foil and then kind of checked in and got our bearings in West Yellowstone explore the town which has super cute little like restaurants and cafes. We would like start every morning. Go into this little coffee shack thing. It's not a standalone shop per se. It's like this little window that's on at the intersection. And there's this lovely woman working every morning. Yes that's the one that he went to on our trip together but this was where the dollar originate even started with it and obsessed with it. Because you're like we have to go. Yeah there's nothing super special like the food or coffee so much that we got there before it even opened thumbs waiting like please please service coffee coffee. Yeah so they have coffee and then a very limited slash enough food items but like they have like huckleberry bars because huckleberry there's a huge part of the country so you could find huckleberry anything and everything in different restaurants and bakeries and stuff and they had stuff like that and then like doc probably banana bread and scones. You know kind of everything you said all those little little things right there in the rain and then bagels and I remember. My brother ordered a Bagel. But he hasn't cream cheese and he asks her butter and she was like butter. So just give you the dry Bagel and then he had a dry Bego geico very exciting climax to that story. Yeah I kind of like something crazy going to happen but no he just didn't have have keys and I think our favorite that the place we went to you more than like three nights in a row. Maybe was this place called the Buffalo Bar. which which is this essentially? It's the saloon. Like it felt like a saloon with like pool tables inside and big. I think fake taxidermy and then a big gigantic organic like buffalo replica in the middle of the dining room. And the Kumar. Yeah very hard last ask it is is. Yeah but it's still kind of like clean and modern ish so we loved it and I don't think we really eight every mostly went there for like after dinner owner drinks like Wyoming whiskey and stuff like that so all these great things in west yellowstone integrate place to like kind of get your start art every morning. 'cause you're close to a ton and what my family and I did was we made sure we stocked up on bear spray. First things first we didn't want to wander wander on yellowstone without that especially my dad was very adamant and he always had it at the ready and we did a bunch of different things in in the span of like three or four days. I feel like who really maximized it. It's great yeah so one of my favorite things was we did the grand prize medic springs area and and the ferry falls trail which is one of the best trails ever. I I love it. I think that's my favorite one that we did in yellowstone and one of my favorite trails like like just in general period. Was that the one that you like. Took me on this dramatic long hike where you said it was like. Oh it's only like two and a half miles and ended up being like seven. Yeah Yeah I remember it a different way with my family I thought it was. I remember it being much shorter but it was action packed because we saw Tun of Bison in a Fox down unfortunate version. But that's another episode right. I honestly don't remember seeing I mean I don't remember being as long as it wind up being this past summer with you but is great. It's like super peaceful and scenic. And you go through a variety of different trains from this super tall thin ribbon of a waterfall through these pine forests than this wide open meadows. which is on this trip where we saw like a huge herd of Bison and it was well nerving we wound up like cutting off the trail? Oh and going around them which was also nerve wracking. Because I'm like what if we wind up going off trail and then like stumbling into a bear or like alone. Bison yeah yeah true. We did wind up some way until like alone. Bison those just lying right next to this tree and I was so it is my brother and I were like kind of ahead a little bit. We're like several pages of the head of my sister and dad and we were talking and I remember. I don't know exact athlet this conversation. But we're talking about like Disneyworld because I guess I just talk about all the time and I was saying to my brother. I'm like yeah. I really like want to explorer animal kingdom more or something I was probably like you know just thinking about animals And then like as soon as I say that we see this by Senate and I freak out and kind of Yelp and my dad panicked says he think I saw bear. I can no matter. And Yeah neurotic messes. Yeah Yeah it was showing there and in that area though you do have to be careful if you do walk off trail because there are geysers and you do not WanNa fall into one of those because people have been falling into his now and you know that's just not good. You'll get burnt. You'll not be happy and it will take a long time. I mean cover. You might not. You might not recover. Yeah yeah definitely so you gotta be careful when you're doing that so I know where you pointed out where you were walking trail and it wasn't like half a mile off trail twenty feet thirty feet like into different area right. It wasn't anything crazy. Yeah exactly and then we finish that trail oh by doing this gigantic loop. That brought us back to the GRANDPA's matic. Spring which is easily won the most popular sites in the park. You go to the overlook and from up there you can see down into this like incredible like almost Rambo colored spring with the Super Bright Greens. Blues Gallos Oranges..
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"yellowstone" Discussed on DeaconLive
"Welcome back to a special edition of we were away on vacation, Yellowstone National Park and you can hear about all that. If you're just catching up to the show if you're listening to this right now, we were talking about Yellowstone and all the crazy stuff that happened. A lot of people got lost lot of people got crazy. Anyway. I'm digressing. So one thing that we did my wife and I we took our time a lot of times. I remember growing up kid. My mom would go, okay. We have to be up at seven o'clock. We have to be on the road, and we have, you know, she was an appointment maker. We have to go to the whatever north we go to North Carolina on our vacations from Florida. Ironically, I ended up in North Carolina, but we have to get here, and we have to go to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. We have to see this. We had to touch all this and feel all that, and take pictures here and take time schedule. So my wife and I every time we go on a trip, it's basically we get up. We plan our day while the trips already plan. You know what we're? Going to do what we want to see. All right. What time do you want to do this? Let's do that. What I'm saying is we sleep in two. We wake up and that's the best part of occasion, sleep into you wake up, and we normally creatures havoc. We have a farm here, the French which you guys know, par farm part ranch, so we have vegetables and we have horses and chickens. And so we sleeping is seven thirty our body physically. Enter clocks, don't let asleep in unless you completely block the room ounce seven seven thirty we wake up, no matter what we've been doing the night, four, we normally just get up. We go to bed at midnight, and we wake up at that time. So some wake up and something that we found out on the west coast west side of the United States is that the prices right comes on at nine o'clock in the morning, which is great. It's funny because we just having to be the news programs are going off the today show's and CBS and New York and from Los Angeles. We don't get into those kind of scrolled. There's drew Carey, there's the prices. Right. So the price is right comes on. And we watch it every morning when we were on vacation at Yellowstone National Park because it came on night clock. I'm going it doesn't this normally come on at eleven o'clock. My wife goes, Hello, Comey. That's two hours behind us. So, yes, it would come on a comes on at the same time, depending on the time zone that you're in. So I'm like, oh, that makes sense that it would come on and eleven o'clock and golf at noon in Florida and then be on nine o'clock here in the. Math math, so we she would get into it. And she was amazed that I knew all the games all the games that they were playing all the things that were going on. She's like, Honey. Novell winco. I'm going plink. Oh, everyone knows plank go if you ever watch. I never heard of that game. I remember the I never watched this since I was eight nine ten years old analog on importantly, I had a lot of daytime to myself because I worked at a radio station where I had to go in at night. So I would see it noon over Florida. I would see all the prices right stuff, which was funny. So we started watching it. And, and this is drew Carey drew drew Carey's taken over for Bob Barker, and he looks he looks let me here we go. Here's a he was kind of, well, how do I want to go with this? There's a memory out there that explains the prices right hiccup. The perfect bid is what it's called the. Bid that we watched on Netflix, and it's this guy. He's a mathematician, and he guess prices all the time correctly. There's proof. So that kind of inspired to start tracking. Records..
"yellowstone" Discussed on MeatEater Podcast
"And and as long as we're able to delist it based on that distinct population segment that it was listed under for that. Yellowstone ecosystem the same will be true for the northern continental vine. It takes in glacier national park that will get listed at some point as well other populations that we've got like in the Selkirk. These little populations that are reliant on on Canada. We don't believe we'll ever achieve the populations that are called for in the recovery plans because they're so small an ice. It's hard to picture and it's hard to pigeon northern cascades, which might or might not have wanted it like at this very second. Right. Good example of that. And so. The greater Yellowstone in the northern continental divide where you have like maybe eight hundred maybe thousand the other way. Yeah. I mean, I don't know. What's in the northern continental divide, the fashionable guess around one thousand and so the answer's yeah. There's nothing to be gained by not the listing. And there's a lot to be gained by doing that. It's a successful BSA all of financial and human resources going into the ESA process. Go away, and we can put her efforts on something else. It's more important and and get on with it. And that's been my night complaint about how ESE has been used is. It's it's being used to achieve other needs. It's just like this lawsuit over our steelhead permit. They're not soon as for conservation purposes on steelhead. They're suing us to get other things that they haven't don't feel. They've. Been heard on and and that's a misuse of of the endangered species. Something that said be about seeing how the Endangered Species Act is used as oftentimes in these big public battles becomes about something very different than what it's supposed to be talking about Chris the conversations were having around grizzlies right now, we're not having a conversation about whether the populations were covered. It's just the like, I know what I want people could look at it. I know what I want. I'm not really interested in the main question that governs that like pop population stability, but I'm going to use components of the ESPN as a tool to get what I want creek. And what I want is. I don't want some redneck shooting a grizzly bear, certainly their perspective on it. That's. I understand that. And we've seen that social angst over large predatory wildlife goes down tremendously when they have a ticket in their pocket a permit to kill that because the control shifted from the fish Wildlife Service to the hunter himself or herself as the case may be we saw with wolves on my gosh, the angst over walls and predation, they were having on both livestock as well as wildlife was huge the number of letters. We got from sportsman was unbelievable soon as we open to season and people can buy permit that went way down in wool back extinct again. Right. Yeah. Right. No, no, not even close. I mean, we dropped their numbers by a few hundred or crop in them off. But it change behavior. Lot though it did change their behavior, but we have reduced live livestock depredation. And we've we've shifted their behavior around. They now understand what humans are and tend to stay away. We still have hotspot problems with wolf predation. But most of its on on our arguments on our deer and elk. It's not as much on livestock. We we've really.
"yellowstone" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"And we do it in a better boy with the same goals multiple use but also making sure that we we do very good job with regard to our habitat and our wildlife which is key to the culture of the state of wyoming all right governor about once a year out here in the east we hear about two issues snowmobiling in yellowstone and grizzlies in yellowstone can you speak to both those issues well on snow machines i think that the national park service on yellowstone particular has advanced that in a way and i would just tell you that for me personally i grew up in teton county and had many wonderful trips through yellowstone on snow machine and that really gave me the love of the park that i have now and i think that is an important tourism opportunity for people not just for the pure enjoyment but have respect and appreciation for what yellowstone national park provides whether it is improving the engines or whether it is limiting the number of snow machines which ellison has on both of those it it is something that i think should continue obviously provides a tourism dollars to the state of wyoming but equally important it provides you know the winter and yellowstone is like nothing else and so i think that is important to continue and i will say i think that the changes that have been made will help that to continue for many years to come with garda grizzlies you know the most no animal has been studied more than grizzlies and as the population of grizzlies this grown you know they are wonderful predators and we see what that does to other wildlife populations whether it is moose or or others and we need to recognizing that the state is you know is in control of the of wildlife here we want state management and so we have moved forward on that and the question isn't whether or not you hunt grizzly bears are not the question is whether grizzly bears have grown in terms of population and in habitats that they can be you know as sustainable species and clearly they have and working with fish and wildlife service and game and fish we have reached that point though thing i think people need to recognize while there is now.
"yellowstone" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"We have returned we'll do one more email that i think you guys are going to enjoy it's about an oldie but a goodie from our past archive someone identified as our shepherd says hey guys i'm catching up on your pike has just finished an episode from february twenty fifteen in which you express impersonal fears about these super volcano under yellowstone i hope you've already found the info i'm going to share but in case you haven't i wanted to swat fears a bit i recently spoke about this to a friend who works as a geologist for that state as he explained to me the key to the super volcano issue is plate tectonics the lake of lava under yellowstone is so large and spread out because the hot spot that the magma comes from has been moving for many millions of years in the same direction this hot spot has already moved past the large magma chamber under yellowstone and it is continuing to move away as zolt new new magma stick no new friends but no new magma is moving into the large magma chamber which means the pressure in the pool is not increasing which means interruption in the future and that location is not likely eruptions have occurred at regular intervals in the past because the chamber that the hotspot fed into was so large that it took a very very long time for the spots moved through that area there may be eruptions further down the line that the spots traveling but they will be on top of different magma chambers that have yet to form i hope this info is useful in some way this is the best my knowledge accurate but i only have the word of my jealous friend my general understanding of plate tectonics and thermodynamics to go on which is certainly amateur on my part thanks for teaching us all about the stuff they want you can't wait to catch up on current episodes met you must be thrilled to hear this i am extremely happy that we're going to be.
"yellowstone" Discussed on The EVRYMAN Podcast
"Does would love to see there we got guys flying in from all over the place again this will probably be the last opportunity until towards the end of the year other than our wilderness expedition which i'll talk about in just a second so open source would probably had about two hundred men plus go through this experience so far and hit is hit has been the the fire starter which is creating our organization in this movement and everything moving forward so come join it it's something that you know my attention my hope is that at some point a good percentage of men in this country and around the world have experienced it or something very like it so get it gone sooner we do it the better guys make this happen then june twenty four through june thirtieth the very last week of june twenty eighteen we head back to yellowstone national park in my backyard or what still my backyard but will probably no longer be my backyard my family and i are moving to north san diego county sometimes in moving to california headed the b beach every man's headed to the beach pretty excited about that actually and it's pretty awesome because i'm plenty opportunity keep going back to montana mom my heart lives up there and so yellowstone expedition and be fifteen guys we got a bunch of bunch of those sold and a handful left this experience is just straight up adventure it's it's like a balanced adventure you're exploring on the inside as we're exploring out in the wild nature one of the most beautiful places on our planet on our continent one of the places our culture in our country and our leadership has decided to preserve in perpetuity for the betterment of our society and this is something that i haven't talked a whole heck of a lot about on this podcast but it came up this weekend and spend weighing on me pretty heavily as is the is the connection with nature and the the not just the connection with nature but the but the standing up for nature and in the protection of nature i in the middle of.
"yellowstone" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"At on point radio later this hour we'll take a look at plans for a natural gas pipeline an appalachia and what it means for landowners and for climate change but first the yellowstone grisly joining me now from boesman montana is tom mcnamee he recently published an op ed piece in the new york times entitled the government is now the yellowstone grizzlies biggest threat which you can linked to our website on point radio dot org he's written many books about natural history and conservation and tom mcnamee good to have you thanks for joining us at on point exxum delighted to be here let's start with a clear understanding of what the federal government is about to do delisting the yellowstone grisly if i correct me if i'm wrong this means the grizzlies within yellowstone national park would remain protected but those that wander outside would not be is that right wander outside they live outside they're bears distributed across this vast landscape as the greater yellowstone ecosystem which is uh depending on how you defended proxima tely thirty one thirty two thousand thousand square miles and that's uh about twice the size of switzerland while they're so so what are we know about the state of yellowstone's a grizzly population tell us what we know well it's certainly grown since i i looked at it and the most important measurement in a grisly bear ecosystem is the number of female grizzlies when i first started looking at back in the early eighties were at the most probably thirty mother grizzlies and since they reproduce very slowly they have to they don't even bear young until there five years old litters a they have literally only every two or three years on there so typically just two cubs that was really the edge of troubled in it they were declining and and now the population has apparently up to about seven hundred per some disagreement from other populations highness about whether the population is really that big on.