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Montana’s American Prairie Distributes More Bison to Tribal Nations

45 Bison Transferred to Tribes in Montana and Washington State

American Prairie establishes national discovery center in the heart of Lewistown, Montana despite pushback

American Prairie is an organization that sees Montana’s future tied to two unchanging truths: Folks will come from all over to see the big skies and wide open prairies. And without efforts to conserve the land, the entire state may be in trouble.

CBS 60 Minutes – American Prairie: Creating a huge new nature reserve in Montana

The United States has national parks devoted to canyons and deserts, glaciers and geysers; even underwater coral reefs. 63 national parks in all.

But somehow, we skipped the American prairie. The grasslands that once stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rockies played a vital role in the lives of Native Americans, White settlers, and an endless variety of wildlife. They inspired explorers and artists, but apparently not park planners.

A Wild Idea – American Prairie Reserve – How Conservationist Ali Fox ’02 {Dartmouth) is making the Great Plains great again in Montana

Last year local ranchers trucked in hay from as far as the Midwest to feed their cattle. Some sold their herds, and if the drought doesn’t break, more selloffs are expected.

Protecting bison is critical to Native American ecosystem, culture

Bison were once near extinction. Now, they’re coming back.

Montana Governor, AG, stockgrowers association aren’t using science while ignoring public opinion

Whether intentional or not, that’s exactly what they’re doing by appealing the Bureau of Land Management’s  decision to graze bison on public land, a request made by American Prairie.

Cattle, bison can coexist just fine in Montana

The reality is American Prairie leases more than 80 percent of their lands back to local ranchers and supports around 10,000 head of cattle with that grass. There are far more significant economic stressors making life challenging for ranchers.

Badlands and barbed wire: Conservationists re-wild Montana’s prairies and pronghorn

It might surprise some to learn that Montana’s largest National Wildlife Refuge doesn’t contain a single mountain. Instead, all 1.1 million acres of the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, or CMR, consists of sweeping prairie encompassing the massive Fort Peck Reservoir and rugged, impassable badlands that spin the land into a labyrinth of gumbo hills and plummeting draws.

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Montana Governor Gianforte appeals BLM decision on American Prairie bison grazing

“Given the level of public interest in the proposal, BLM initiated an increased effort to engage local and state cooperators and the interested public to the greatest extent possible. Consultation, cooperation and coordination requirements were met, or exceeded prior to (issuing this decision),” Darrington wrote.