Grand Teton National Park

Devils Tower National Monument
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Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming will partially reopen Friday after an almost two month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A map of which roads will be open and closed on May 18 in Yellowstone National Park.
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks announced plans to partially reopen in phases starting on May 18, after a seven week closure due to COVID-19. 

Starting Monday at noon, visitors will be allowed to enter Yellowstone National Park through its southern and eastern Wyoming gates. They’ll be limited to the lower loop of the park, which includes Old Faithful, Yellowstone Lake and Hayden Valley.

A sign near Gardiner, Montana, sits near the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park, May 16, 2019.
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Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks announced Tuesday they’re closing to all visitors, effective immediately.

The closure comes days after area county health officials and Montana and Wyoming’s governors called for the parks to close to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Two mountain goats on a mountain
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Grand Teton National Park officials say an operation to kill mountain goats is beginning on Sunday.

Grizzly bear hiding in tall grass.
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Scientists have concluded that an annual elk hunt in Grand Teton National Park doesn't draw in and concentrate large numbers of grizzly bears.

Two stone fly species found in Glacier National Park were listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act Wednesday due to the impacts of climate change, according to a rule published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The two species, the western glacier stone fly and the meltwater lednian stone fly, depend on glacial meltwater in high-elevation alpine environments. But scientists estimate the famed ice masses and snowfields of Glacier National Park will have mostly disappeared by 2030.

Elk grazing in Grand Teton National Park.
Dan Ng / National Park Service

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — An annual elk hunt is about to begin in Grand Teton National Park.

Wildlife managers have authorized 375 permits for this year's hunt, which begins Saturday.