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Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem RMB

WA Delegate: None.

Founder: The Native Peoples of Yellowstone Valley

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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, Alnobia, and 4 others.Independence Hill, The Known World, Traveling Wilburys, and Empire Overlords.

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

Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem contains 2 nations.

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Today's World Census Report

The Most Secular in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

World Census experts studied which citizens seemed least concerned about eternal damnation, spiritual awakeness, and chakra wellbeing in order to determine the most godforsaken nations.

As a region, Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is ranked 21,675th in the world for Most Secular.

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

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Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Regional Message Board

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.

To those regions proposing an embassy exchange, we regret that we've been having some problem in the applications office. Brad, Jasmine, Adolphus, and Felicia have recently rediscovered the Great British Baking Show on Netflix and have been neglecting their duties. Fortunately for them, they've been bringing a lot of cookies into the office, so they've not been sacked. Fired. Whatever. Anyway, they'll try to catch missed opportunities and will reach out to previous applicants with an embassy request. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and the four of them are busy making some kind of sweet rolls to make up for the error. Thank you.

Another friendly reminder that those bison do like to get a little...uh...rambunctious from time to time. Understand that some of these guys weigh about as much as a small car, so before they begin tossing one another about, like they can do, best keep your distance. A lot of distance.

Something much, much smaller than a car, though, can be even deadlier--that virus that's got the whole world hostage, especially in the regions surrounding this ecosystem. Masking up and keeping a respectable distance from one another isn't propaganda. Turns out that it's a very easy way of broadcasting to people whether they respect the well-being of others, or if they are planning to be deliberate, selfish jerks. You don't have to do it because someone else tells you to or not. You do it because we are all human beings and what we should be fighting is the disease, not its victims. Just saying.

Now, in happier news, the government of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has agreed to send out gift baskets to all its residents and visitors, including some rather nice jars of huckleberry jam! Plus, we're trying to get the Yellowstone Valley Fiddler's Association online to serve up a little entertainment. Might have to get Buckley a new laptop, though.

Take care!

We're happy to announce that Giantess Geyser has decided to give us a great show after about six years. Located in the Upper Geyser Basin, Giantess is one of the most powerful geysers in the world, shooting jets over 200 feet in the air. Normally, it erupts maybe a couple times a year, but it's been a few years now since its last eruption.

This video is from The Guardian, but it was taken from the top of Old Faithful Inn's park webcam.

https://youtu.be/zpYfsmK7aEw <-- video

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