Animal Attacks

Animal Control

Nature is the hallmark of wonderful Yellowstone National Park. Its wildlife and landscapes are spectacular. Bring binoculars, and you'll increase your wildlife sightings and opportunities to observe safely the natural behavior of the park's animals. Naturalist John Muir first published his classic book, Our National Parks, in 1901. Written over a century ago, John Muir states, 'Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life. ' Those sentiments were accurate a hundred years ago, and more true now.

Plant Conservation Unit

A wildlife action plan assesses the wildlife and habitat health, identifies any problems the wildlife and habitat face and describes the actions needed to rectify the problems and conserve the wildlife and habitat in question. Congress has identified eight elements that each wildlife action plan is required to have, which will better aid in identifying the plans of action to take and why. These eight elements are: Information on the Distribution and Abundance of Species of Wildlife; Descriptions of Extent and Conditions of Habitats and Community Types; Descriptions of Problems and Priority Research and Survey Efforts; Descriptions of Conservation Actions; Proposed Plans for Monitoring Species Identified and Their Habitats; Description of Procedures to Review the Plan; Plans for Coordinating the Development, Implementation, Review and Revision of the Plan with Federal, State, Local Agencies and Indian Tribes; and Broad Public Participation. Utah had 196 aquatic and terrestrial wildlife species classified as wildlife species of greatest conservation need (GCN). Of these 196 GCN, 44 are birds, 40 are mollusks, 39 are mammals, 34 are reptiles, 29 are fish and 10 are amphibians. Problems or threats to the GCN species populations in Utah are commercial and industrial development, landfill construction or operation, dams, road construction, urban development, water diversion, municipal and industrial point source, commercial harvest, conversion of riparian forests, excessive non-commercial harvest or collection, channel maintenance and confined animal operations.