For the first time since the genetically-pure plains bison were almost wiped out over 100 years ago, a small herd from Yellowstone is being reintroduced to the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Reservation in northern Montana. The National Wildlife Federation has worked with the tribes for years to bring the bison back. NWF’s tribal partnerships director discusses the organizations efforts and the history behind the bison story.
The bison will be shipped from Alberta’s Elk Island National Park to the Blackfeet Indian Reservation next month after a 2014 treaty among tribes in the US and Canada.
That agreement aims to restore bison – also known as buffalo – to areas of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains where hundreds of millions once roamed.
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