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Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem RMB

WA Delegate: None.

Founder: The Native Peoples of Yellowstone Valley

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Board Activity History Admin Rank

Most Cheerful Citizens: 691st Most Rebellious Youth: 1,135th Nicest Citizens: 1,145th+9
Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,148th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,164th Largest Welfare Programs: 1,253rd Most Influential: 1,425th Largest Populations: 1,593rd Most Stationary: 1,623rd Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,693rd Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,904th Best Weather: 2,244th
World Factbook Entry

The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE), at 28,000 square miles, is one of the largest intact temperate-zone ecosystems on Earth today, encompassing Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. It is one of the world's foremost natural laboratories in landscape ecology and geology and is a world-renowned recreational site.

Greater Yellowstone’s natural diversity is essentially intact, retaining or restoring its full historic complement of wildlife species—unique in the wildlands of the contiguous 48 states. Habitats range from high alpine areas to sagebrush, hydrothermal, forests, meadows, and other habitat types. All of these are connected, including linkages provided by streams and rivers that course through changing elevations.

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Embassies: The Illuminati, Taijitu, Cascadia, Regionless, Bus Stop, The Great Universe, Nature Republic, The Embassy, Fredonia, Nuovoiork, United States of Femdom, Codex Ylvus, The Pacific Northwest, Gypsy Lands, Save Our Planet, and The Paris Accord.

Tags: Casual, Eco-Friendly, Map, Minuscule, and Neutral.

Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem contains 2 nations.

Today's World Census Report

The Highest Average Incomes in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

The World Census carefully compared the average spending power of citizens in each nation.

As a region, Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is ranked 16,222nd in the world for Highest Average Incomes.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Native Peoples of Yellowstone ValleyScandinavian Liberal Paradise“Indigenous and Grateful”
2.The Protectorate of Friendly Park RangersFather Knows Best State“Welcome. Please stay on the trail. Don't feed the bears”

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Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Regional Message Board

Yellowstone Valley wrote:Welcome back, Nuovoiork. My apologies for my lack of correspondence. It's been a challenging time these last few years.

Yep. Nothing like a couple of bison to make you remember to slow down, be aware of your surroundings, and be grateful for life.

I personally don't mind if they are slow; it's when they are fast that you gotta watch out. I was in Yellowstone at Mud Volcano when the males came up while the females and calves stayed down in the Hayden Valley. Being boys, they'd challenge each other and sometimes get into fights. My wife and I came down one boardwalk, and there was this bull coming up. It stopped and snorted. Now, with boiling mud around us, weren't anywhere else to go. So we froze. I turned my head to took a look behind me, and there in my peripheral was another bull, lying in the mud. I realized that we puny humans were directly in between, so I carefully coaxed my wife and a couple of other folks along so they could do their bison thing. Really gets the adrenaline going, I tell you what. Powerful experience.

Would you consider yourself an animal person?

Nuovoiork wrote:Would you consider yourself an animal person?

I like and respect animals. My family includes pets.
How about you? Do you consider yourself an animal person?

Yellowstone Valley wrote:I like and respect animals. My family includes pets.
How about you? Do you consider yourself an animal person?

I eat them sometimes, but not often. I prefer the tame wilderness of a city's park.

Hibernation. Gotta love it.
Also, there's a new thermal area popping up. Tern, I believe it's called.

Unfortunately, we will be closing the entrances to Yellowstone Park, Grand Teton, and other national parks as part of our ongoing compliance with the world's efforts. Medical facilities are on emergency standby, and if you are showing symptoms, please call ahead and talk with our very capable doctors and medical staff. Until then, stay safe, continue to self-monitor and follow the directions of the medical professionals whose expertise is paramount in this situation. The geysers, mountains, and wildlife will still be here. Take care, world.

So, with all this talk over closing borders and nations all over issuing travel bans, why (you might ask) does Greater Yellowstone keep its open? Is it that we believe the current situation is a hoax? Some "Deep State" conspiracy? Do we do it because we believe that stock markets and profits are more important than human lives? Do we do it because we really, really need that haircut? (Well, some of us rangers do, I'll tell you. That 2mm stubble is looking pretty shaggy in the captain's eyes).

NO! The reason we keep our borders open is because we've trained our grizzly bears, a few elk, and some pretty savvy bison to sniff out those infected. And then let nature take its course. Natural testing since 2020!

[Seriously: from your friendly park rangers, stay safe. The geysers and wildlife will still be here.]

To clarify, the park entrances remain closed. Going into the parks without permission and then falling into the thermal features is ...well... dumb. I'm looking at you, camera lady. However the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has not sealed its borders, exactly. We do ask that you self-quarantine if you are coming from out-of-state, for the protection of us all. Medical and subsistence assistance is available, and it would be a good idea to keep a mask on hand, if only just out of respect. It's a nice way to show others you care for their well-being as well.

The entire planet is in this together. It's up to each of us to make sure we all get out of this together--physically, economically, and socially.

In appreciation for opening our embassy, breakfast is on us:

**Sets up a table of muffins, butter, jam, pancakes, bacon, ham, scrambled eggs, strawberries, Hershey's kisses,coffee, tea, and hot chocolate**

Now that's what I call a decent start to the morning! Thanks Gypsy Lands!

The Region of Save Our Planet welcomes the new embassy with Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem!
It is an honor to establish diplomatic relations with you.
Your nations are always welcome to post on our RMB concerning any issues that affect our Earth.
Please let any of your fellow regions with the Eco-Friendly Tag know about us.

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