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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 …

Photo by Alexis Bonogofsky

After 131 years, Buffalo Return Home to the Wind River Reservation

This morning, I joined more than 200 people to witness the return of 10 buffalo to the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming – the first time buffalo have roamed these …

Photo by Stephen C. Torbit

Boy-Zhan Bi-Den: Buffalo Return

What was most incredible was that the wildebeests represented only a small fraction of the buffalo population that once existed in North America. The largest ungulate migration in the world …

Photo by Brian Kurzel/NWF.

NWF Helps Navajo Nation Cultivate Gardens and Cultural Connections

Dust blowing at 50 miles per hour. Feral horses knocking down fences. 100-degree temperatures. No running water within a city block. These are not the typical components of a gardening …

Colorado River. Photo by Garrit Voggesser

Tribes Celebrate Vision for Protecting the Colorado River

Wildlife like mule deer use public lands. Photo by Yellowstone National Park

Save Public Lands from a Super Pollutant

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

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 …

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 …

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An Open Letter to the Last Wild Bison of America

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 …

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