Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK)

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Below are our most recent NOROCK and USGS News items. If you are with the media, please contact Acting PIO Sarah Beldin at sbeldin@usgs.gov with any media or outreach requests.

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Date published: April 27, 2010

Keeping Track of Grizzly Bears in the Northern Rockies

USGS uses innovative approaches in bear research

Rural areas with human development can lessen grizzly bear survival in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and innovative bear rub tree surveys can successfully monitor grizzly population dynamics in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem, suggest two new studies released by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Journal of Wildlife Management. 

Date published: March 29, 2010

Elk Brucellosis Infection may be increasing in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Brucellosis, a bacterial infection of cattle, elk and bison, appears to be increasing in several elk populations in northwestern Wyoming, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study recently released in the publication Ecological Applications.

Date published: May 29, 2009

Study Seeks Innovative Ways to Monitor Bears

A new research project will use bear hair to study trends in a threatened grizzly bear population in Montana.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is beginning a new research project to evaluate the effectiveness of hair sampling to monitor population trends of grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE) of northwestern Montana.

Date published: February 2, 2009

Past Meets Present in Glacier Exhibit

Striking new glacier retreat photographs created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) visually illustrate the effects of climate change on Glacier National Park.
The glacier images reveal dramatic glacial decline over a century and are in line with predictions that all of the glaciers in Glacier National Park will disappear by 2030.

Date published: January 15, 2009

Results of Landmark Montana Grizzly Bear Study Now Available

With an estimated population of 765, the genetic health of grizzly bears in northwest Montana is good, according to a study recently released in the publication Journal of Wildlife Management.

Date published: September 16, 2008

New study estimates 765 grizzly bears reside in northwest Montana

A new study estimates that 765 grizzly bears make their home in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem, a 7.8 million acre area in northwest Montana stretching from north of Missoula, Mont., to the Canadian border.

Date published: June 29, 2008

Study Seeks Innovative Ways to Monitor Bears

A new research project will use bear hair to study trends in a threatened grizzly bear population in Montana.

Date published: March 22, 2006

New USGS Website features repeat photography of Glacier National Park glaciers over time

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists with the Global Change Research Project are unveiling a new website featuring a collection of repeat photographs of glaciers in and around Glacier National Park, Montana.