Garrit Voggesser’s Archive

Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Abby Barber/ NWF

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 …

Colorado River. Photo by Garrit Voggesser

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 …

Goldrunner sprints free on the Ft. Peck Reservation

Yellowstone Offers Rebirth of Bison on Tribal Lands

Yellowstone National Park recently released an Environmental Assessment for a new quarantine option that would place buffalo on the Fort Peck Reservation in Northeastern Montana. Like previous relocations of buffalo …

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant John Hottman

Big Impacts On Big Game

Voices from the Field: Sportsmen Speak Out Energy development in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming has big impacts on big game. A new report, Losing Ground: Energy …


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

mule deer

A Beautiful and Remote Home for Wildlife

Herding bison bound for release at Fort Peck, MT

Crane Trust Welcomes Bison Home

Photo by Robin Poole.

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 …

Bison on Cheyenne River Stephen C. Torbit

Tribes Cross the Border to Unite for Bison Protection

U.S. Tribes and Canadian First Nations Sign First Treaty in Over 150 Years to Restore Bison and Renew Cultural and Spiritual Connections to Buffalo Yesterday afternoon,  I witnessed leaders from …

Bison and calf by Dick Forehand

Public Responds, Bison Aren’t A “Creeping Cancer”

Just a few weeks ago, it looked like the effort to return wild bison to tribal lands would be stopped just as it was gaining ground. It looked like the …

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