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Bison Return to Fort Peck, Montana | Facebook

Bison Return to Fort Peck, Montana | Facebook | Bison | Scoop.it

More than a century after they disappeared, wild bison once again roam Montana's Northern Great Plains. On March 19, 2012, more than 60 bison were loaded onto trucks in Yellowstone National Park and driven to Montana's Fort Peck Reservation for release into the wild. National Wildlife Federation, in partnership with the Assiniboine and Sioux tribes, spent decades working on an agreement with the state of Montana to make this happen.

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Smartphone Apps Pinpoint Wildlife Sightings in Yellowstone, But Is That a Good Idea?

Smartphone Apps Pinpoint Wildlife Sightings in Yellowstone, But Is That a Good Idea? | Bison | Scoop.it
New apps are now enabling visitors to enter in the exact spots where they are currently seeing animals in Yellowstone. So instead of hoping for a lucky happenstance as we have in the past, we can just check our smartphones and rush to the places where we know some wildlife action is presently occurring. But are these apps truly good for the wildlife, for the park rangers, and for us?
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6 Amazing Facts You Never Knew About Bison

6 Amazing Facts You Never Knew About Bison | Bison | Scoop.it
The bison, shaggy behemoth of the Great Plains, despite weighing as much as a ton, can race up to 40 mph, jump up to 6 feet vertically and can quickly pivot to combat predators. Unfortunately this mighty beast is not faster than a speeding bullet.
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VIDEO: First Bison Encounter Inspires Lifelong Support

VIDEO: First Bison Encounter Inspires Lifelong Support | Bison | Scoop.it
I gasped when I saw him.

Trudging through the deep snow toward me, he looked like a prehistoric creature.  Fortunately, I was able to collect myself long enough to take this short video of my first incredible encounter with a bison in the wild.
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Study: Yellowstone wolves help trees rebound - Sacramento Bee

Study: Yellowstone wolves help trees reboundSacramento BeeScientists say in a new study that the return of gray wolves has dramatically altered the landscape in portions of Yellowstone National Park by curbing foraging elk herds that prevented new...
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AP Exclusive: Colo., SD eyed for Yellowstone bison

AP Exclusive: Colo., SD eyed for Yellowstone bison | Bison | Scoop.it

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — For the first time in decades, the federal government is considering moving bison captured leaving Yellowstone National Park to public lands in Colorado, South Dakota and elsewhere as part of efforts to curb periodic slaughters of the animals.

 

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Restoring Bison to the American West - National Wildlife Federation

Restoring Bison to the American West - National Wildlife Federation | Bison | Scoop.it

Today there are only three truly free-ranging bison herds in the United States: Yellowstone Park (approximately 3,500 bison) and the Henry's Mountains and Book Cliffs herds in Southern Utah (about 500 bison). National Wildlife Federation is working to return wild, free-ranging bison to their native home in and around the 1.1 million-acre Charles M. Russell (CMR) National Wildlife Refuge.

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Golden Gate Park Bison Welcome Seven Babies (VIDEO)

Golden Gate Park Bison Welcome Seven Babies (VIDEO) | Bison | Scoop.it
A stroll through the entirety of Golden Gate Park will always be one of the best excursions to take out-of-towners on. The Conservatory of Flowers, AIDS Memorial Grove, Stow Lake, and a little deeper in...are those real bison?
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Wild Bison Deserve to Be Restored to Public Lands

Wild Bison Deserve to Be Restored to Public Lands | Bison | Scoop.it

We have bison aplenty in Montana, but they’re privately owned and raised as livestock or held captive behind high fences for tourists to photograph. And some 4,700 wild bison are hemmed inside Yellowstone National Park, confined not by fences but strict state policy. Nowhere in Montana — or anywhere else in North America, for that matter — do bison roam free in their native prairie habitat.

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Wolves, Bison win, snowmobiles lose in Yellowstone fight | Washington Examiner

Wolves, Bison win, snowmobiles lose in Yellowstone fight | Washington Examiner | Bison | Scoop.it

Wyoming's fight to open up Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks to more snowmobile use, a classic battle over Western land rights, has been killed by a federal court, opening the door to even tighter restrictions.

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Wild Bison to Return Home to Tribal Lands

Wild Bison to Return Home to Tribal Lands | Bison | Scoop.it

This winter, after 20 years, the tribes and NWF succeeded in convincing the state of Montana to transfer 68 Yellowstone bison to the Fort Peck and Fort Belknap Tribes. This has been one of the hardest nuts to crack in wildlife conservation history.

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Editorial: Seeking compromise on Yellowstone bison - The Denver Post

Editorial: Seeking compromise on Yellowstone bison - The Denver Post | Bison | Scoop.it
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer have been butting heads in recent weeks over plans to relocate disease-free Yellowstone National Park bison.
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Avalanche aside, Yellowstone Park winter begins - Cody Enterprise

With significant snowfall - and brief closure of Sylvan Pass - the winter season at Yellowstone Park is under way. Most of the park opened to full oversnow travel Saturday.

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After 150 Years, Tribes to Welcome Home Wild Bison - National Wildlife Federation

After 150 Years, Tribes to Welcome Home Wild Bison - National Wildlife Federation | Bison | Scoop.it
Nearly 70 Yellowstone bison, part of North America’s last free-ranging wild herd, are headed to their ancestral home on the Great Plains after Montana state officials’ approval Friday of relocating the animals to the Fort Peck and Fort Belknap Reservations.
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Montana’s governor says bison can go to reservations

Montana’s governor says bison can go to reservations | Bison | Scoop.it
BILLINGS, Mont. — Montana’s governor said Monday he will not block the relocation of 68 bison to two American Indian reservations. Gov. Brian Schweitzer last week declared that no Yellowstone National Park bison could be moved within Montana.
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Hundreds of Bison Marked for Death this Winter

Hundreds of Bison Marked for Death this Winter | Bison | Scoop.it

December 8, 2011: Bison managers plan to have hundreds of wild Yellowstone bison slaughtered or, if allowed to live, shipped of the ecosystem this winter. Operating under the Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP), members of the IBMP Citizens Working Group at a recent meeting discussed how they would cull the Yellowstone bison population of 3700 animals to 3000.

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