Garrit Voggesser’s Archive

Bison and Calf. Credit :Richard J. Baldes.

1st Wild Bison Calf Born on Wind River Reservation in More Than 130 Years

On Wednesday May 3, the first bison calf was born on the Wind River Reservation in well over 130 years. This momentous occasion follows the return of bison, traditionally called …

bison run

Wallowing in Politics

In January 2016, the National Park Service released an environmental assessment for a new quarantine option that would place Yellowstone bison on the Fort Peck Reservation in northeastern Montana rather than …

Bringing Tribes Back to National Parks

Native peoples have deep ties to our greatest known parks – Yellowstone, Glacier, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Olympic, Mesa Verde, Everglades – and many, many others. Indeed, it must be acknowledged that the …

Tribes Celebrate Vision for Protecting the Colorado River

“The Colorado River is sacred, water is life, the peoples are the keepers of the River, and we take full responsibility to care for the River.” So begins the vision …

Yellowstone Offers Rebirth of Bison on Tribal Lands

Big Impacts On Big Game

Wildlife Bears the Brunt of Big Coal’s Failure to Reclaim…

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A Beautiful and Remote Home for Wildlife

Mule deer, white-tail deer, pronghorn antelope, elk and hundreds of bird species including eagles make their home in the Tongue River and Otter Creek valleys in Montana. This wildlife-rich region is …

Herding bison bound for release at Fort Peck, MT

Crane Trust Welcomes Bison Home

On a non-descript Saturday, January 17th 2015, just before sunset, trucks hauling trailers pulled into a field near Alda, Nebraska. A place of solitude, with Nebraska’s last remaining tall and …

Wild Bison Find Their Way Home to Tribal Lands

In the summer of 1999, I spent several weeks, while interning with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), in Yellowstone National Park manning a booth to speak with visitors about the …

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