Yellowstone National Park

Wolf researcher Doug Smith took this recent photo of a grizzly bear on a bison carcass in Yellowstone. (Photo Doug Smith/NPS)

What a bear really does in the woods…in Yellowstone

During my time in Yellowstone, I witnessed some truly extraordinary wildlife encounters. Yet none compare with the experiences of Doug Smith, the leader of Yellowstone’s Wolf Project. Doug has studied …

Bison cow with her calf, Yellowstone National Park

Photo of the Day: A Mother’s Love

Happy Mother’s Day! Thanks Mom, For the Gift of Nature – How did your mom give you the gift of nature? Share your story and read others’ memories! Wildlife Moms …

Photo by Beth Pratt

First Baby Bison Calf Born on Tribal Lands on Earth Day

On a warm and breezy Earth Day on the prairies of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeastern Montana, a wondrous event occurred. A bison calf was born. Why is …

Bison and calf by Dick Forehand

6 Amazing Facts You Never Knew About Bison

The bison, shaggy behemoth of the Great Plains, despite weighing as much as a ton, can race up to 40 mph, jump up to 6 feet vertically and can quickly …

A Yellowstone Bison, credit GVoggesser/NWF

Wild Bison to Return Home to Tribal Lands

More than a dozen years ago, I manned a booth in Yellowstone National Park to inform people about conservation-based solutions for protecting bison. Visitors from across the United States and …

A tender moment during the elk rut at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone

Happy Valentine’s Day: My Best Photos and Videos of Wildlife L’Amour

Love is in the air…and not just for people. Wildlife have their own rituals of l’amour, although they usually don’t involve boxes of chocolates or bouquets of flowers. To celebrate …

Weekly News Roundup – February 3, 2012

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Obama Administration Hits the Accelerator for Responsible Offshore Wind …

Late bison calf "Zisa" in Yellowstone (photo by Beth Pratt)

From Yellowstone to Yosemite: My Top Ten Wildlife Encounters of 2011

As a child who grew up reading Ranger Rick and watching Wild Kingdom, I cherish any wildlife I encounter. I’ve been lucky enough to live in Yellowstone, where I viewed …

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VIDEO: First Bison Encounter Inspires Lifelong Support

Memorable encounter with Yellowstone wildlife galvanizes support for NWF’s Adopt-a-Wildlife-Acre program.

495M while tranquilized for research (Photo: Yellowstone Wolf Project)

Eulogy for a Wolf: A Happy Ending for Yellowstone’s 495M

A few years ago, a friend of mine sponsored a radio-tracking collar through the Yellowstone Park Foundation in my name for the Yellowstone wolf project. I was delighted to receive …

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