Category Archives: Yellowstone National Park

Isle Royale 2017

  Isle Royale (IR), Michigan is an island National Park located in the northwest corner of Lake Superior and 15 miles from the closest mainland near Thunder Bay, Ontario. The Park is open from April 16th to October 31st and … Continue reading

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Time flies in Yellowstone!

Almost two months have passed since we made our last post.  Following the end of our early winter moose surveys we have been working on completing our second-year moose study annual report, helping the Yellowstone Cougar Study with their efforts … Continue reading

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In the Land of Moose!

It has been a whirlwind since we last posted on the 22nd of December.  It seems that with the shorter days we have had to use every minute of daylight to get our moose surveys completed. We normally aim to … Continue reading

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Back to Yellowstone! – Winter 2015/2016

We are back in Yellowstone National Park for another winter studying wolves, elk, and moose.  I arrived on December 10th and Lisa arrived on November 10th.  She drove out early to participate in the Yellowstone Wolf Project’s early Winter Study … Continue reading

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Wrapping up our work in YNP

Our April sampling ended soon after our Soda Butte trip. We took advantage of what little snow was left and were able to sample a few more moose. We then shifted gears a little at the end of April entering … Continue reading

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Back on the Tracks of Moose

We put off the Frenchy’s Meadow trip for a week so we could sample the upper Gardner River basin, called “Gardner’s Hole”, while there was still snow to ski on. Nestled between Quadrant (9,944’) and Little Quadrant (9,892) Mountains and … Continue reading

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March Wolves, April Moose, and a Cougar Kill

March Winter Study ended on the 30th. We had a wrap-up meeting on the 31st as well as a celebratory banquet at the Rusty Rail Restaurant in Gardner, Montana. Lots of big cuts of beef, tasty chicken and good company … Continue reading

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Catching up on Winter Study and some interesting wolf interactions!

We were hopeful to post a blog every few days or so this month but with the longer March days and the wolves keeping us on our toes we have been spending what little free time we have had just … Continue reading

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March 2015 Winter Study Begins

Starting March 1, three ground crews of three biologists will locate and follow the Prospect Peak, Junction Butte, and Lamar Canyon wolf packs, all residents of Yellowstone’s Northern Range. For 30 consecutive days from sun-up to sun-down, these packs will be … Continue reading

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Frenchy’s Meadow

As you may recall from a previous post (See Blog entry from 1/08/14 for more details), Frenchy’s Meadow, prior to the forest fires of 1988, supported probably the highest densities of moose than anywhere else in northern YNP due to … Continue reading

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