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To ensure the health of prairie ecosystems, we need to restore wild bison.

Watch: Restoring Wild Bison

Celebrate the survival of America’s wild bison and learn what we can do to keep our national mammal coming back strong: Our prairies once thundered with the sound of millions of mighty bison hooves. …

To ensure the health of prairie ecosystems, we need to restore wild bison.

Wildlife that Depend on Wild Bison

When bison roam the prairie, multiple species benefit in surprising ways. Learn about some of the species that are better off with bison: Prairie dogs When bison graze, they leave behind …

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Five Places to Watch Wild Bison Roam

Few experiences are more awe-inspiring than seeing American bison in the wild. Bison are the largest land mammal in North America, weighing up to 2,000 pounds, and it is truly …

Tourists stole a baby bison from the wild, which was then euthanized after its herd rejected it.

Misguided Tourists “Rescue” Bison Calf

As a wildlife conservation professional, when I see stories like this, my first reaction is to think, why would anyone think it’s ok to pick up a wild animal? Especially …

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Bringing Wildlife Photography to Life

Bison in Yellowstone National Park. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Jerold Hale

The First National Park

Goldrunner sprints free on the Ft. Peck Reservation

Yellowstone Offers Rebirth of Bison on Tribal Lands

Yellowstone bison. Photo by Steve Woodruff

Yellowstone, Tribes Offer Bison a Better Future

Year after year, many of the bison forced by deep snows to migrate out of Yellowstone National Park are trapped by government employees, herded into trucks and sent to slaughterhouses. …

Bison. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Esther Gonzalez

Restoring Our National Mammal: Wild Bison in Yellowstone

After years of work by the National Wildlife Federation and other groups, Montana Governor Steve Bullock has decided to allow bison to roam freely on thousands of acres around Yellowstone …

The release of 10 wild bison on open space marked the return of wild bison to the Colorado prairie after about 150 years' absence. Photo by Garrit Voggesser

Wild Bison Return to the Colorado Prairie

There was a big party on the rolling prairie of northern Colorado, and the only thing the guests of honor wanted to do was gallop away. The roughly 200 celebrants were …

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