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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

11/6/2015 // By Judith Kohler

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 thrilled watching as 10 bison were introduced to their new home – …

Herding bison bound for release at Fort Peck, MT

Crane Trust Welcomes Bison Home

1/22/2015 // By Garrit Voggesser

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 mixed-grass prairie along the North Platte River, the quiet of …

Photo by Robin Poole.

Wild Bison Find Their Way Home to Tribal Lands

11/13/2014 // By Garrit Voggesser

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 importance of protecting bison. The visitors came from all walks …


An Open Letter to the Last Wild Bison of America

11/11/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

Dear wild bison, It’s time you made a comeback. But first, I want to apologize. Even though you are magnificently large and swift – the largest terrestrial animal in North America – our forefathers hunted you to the brink of …

Weekly News Roundup: A Victory for Bison!

10/24/2014 // By Linda Argueta

When you have such a dedicated group of people working for wildlife, it’s hard not to have success stories. Another great win for wildlife, the state Fish and Wildlife Commission has decided to transfer 146 bison from Ted Turner’s Montana …

Bison on Cheyenne River Stephen C. Torbit

Wild Bison’s Long-Awaited Homecoming Continues

10/22/2014 // By Judith Kohler

Two decades of work to restore wild bison across landscapes they once dominated continues to pay off. The latest good news is that Fort Peck in northeast Montana is getting more Yellowstone bison. The state Fish and Wildlife Commission has …

Bison on Cheyenne River Stephen C. Torbit

Tribes Cross the Border to Unite for Bison Protection

9/24/2014 // By Garrit Voggesser

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 U.S. Tribes and Canadian First Nations sign a treaty—the first …

Native Americans Opposition to Coal Exports Helps Wildlife

7/8/2014 // By Guest Author

Something has changed in the fight against coal exports. It’s not that all of a sudden Native Americans are raising their voices in opposition to coal. What’s new is that the agencies responsible for approving or rejecting coal exports are …

Contaminated groundwater. Photo courtesy Earthworks.

Tribes Demand Responsible Mining and Clean Water

1/15/2014 // By Tony Turrini

This week, leaders and environmental staff members from eight tribes and tribal organizations are flying to Washington, D.C. to ask the Obama Administration to address a problem that impacts us all.  Mining companies are discharging huge quantities of untreated, toxic waste …

Weekly News Roundup- April 26, 2013

4/26/2013 // By Anne Goddard

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Honoring the River: How Hardrock Mining Impacts Tribal Communities April 25– For more than a century, American Indian tribes …