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Bison on the Fort Peck Reservation, credit: Ted Wood/The Story Group for NWF

Wild Bison Homecoming for Indian Tribes

3/19/2012 // By Garrit Voggesser

By the turn of the 19th-century, less than one hundred of the original 30 million bison remained in North America. This iconic American species, it seemed, was doomed to extinction at the hands of over-hunting and the westward migration of European-Americans. […] Read more >

Bison and calf by Dick Forehand

6 Amazing Facts You Never Knew About Bison

2/29/2012 // By Judith Kohler

The bison, shaggy behemoth of the Great Plains, despite weighing as much as a ton, can race up to 40 mph, jump up to 6 feet vertically and can quickly pivot to combat predators. Unfortunately this mighty beast is not […] Read more >

A Yellowstone Bison, credit GVoggesser/NWF

Wild Bison to Return Home to Tribal Lands

2/17/2012 // By Garrit Voggesser

More than a dozen years ago, I manned a booth in Yellowstone National Park to inform people about conservation-based solutions for protecting bison. Visitors from across the United States and around the world all had the same question: Why are […] Read more >

"Just another Buffalo" attracting some attention in Yellowstone this summer.

What Do You Mean “Just a Buffalo!?”

9/14/2011 // By Tony Caligiuri

“Oh, It’s just another Buffalo,” Anthony said when we finally discovered what was causing the excitement in the cars stopped up ahead. Really?  It only took 36 hours for Yellowstone to ruin my 9-year-old kid? I had to laugh, but […] Read more >

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Three Things to Learn from Bison Conservation

5/23/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

The bison, or American buffalo, roamed the plains and woodlands of North America tens of thousands of years ago. It was a contemporary of saber-toothed cats, woolly mammoths and woolly rhinos but was a better survivor: the bison is the largest […] Read more >

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