Tom Reed

Writer Tom Reed is an avid outdoorsman and the author of Great Wyoming Bear Stories. He lives in southeastern Wyoming.

Bighorn sheep in Yellowstone's Lamar Valley. Photo by Grant Ordelheide

Wild Bighorn Sheep in Yellowstone

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep occupy rough, high terrain in Yellowstone country.

Bull elk bugling in autumn

Hear the Bugle of Yellowstone Elk During Fall Rutting Season

Visit Yellowstone National Park in autumn to experience the unforgettable call of the bull elk in the mating season.

Thomas Moran's "The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone" presented to Congress

How a Campfire Talk and a Painting Saved Yellowstone

Around a campfire in 1872 the Washburn-Langford-Doane expedition first suggested establishing a national park in Yellowstone country.


Yellowstone Elk Feed the Park's Wildlife Predators

Before the reintroduction of wolves, elk predators included coyotes, black bears, grizzly bears, mountain lions and man.

yellowstone wolves off endangered species list

Changes Seen a Decade After Yellowstone's Wolf Reintroduction

Changes to Yellowstone 10 years since the 1995 wolf reintroduction program - 306 inhabited the ecosystem and created a balance between predators and prey.

Yellowstone Tourism in the 1900s

Early Day Travel Was Hard on Tourists

Yellowstone had poor trails and no roads in early days. Travelers went by horse, rail and stagecoach until cars hit the scene in early 20th century.