Yellowstone National Park

Bison start moving off to graze. Photo copyright Alexis Bonogofsky

Restoration of 34 Wild Bison to Tribal Lands Marks New Milestone

  Another homecoming, another important milestone in the quest to restore wild bison to tribal lands and their rightful place—the grasslands they once roamed by the millions. An enthusiastic crowd of …


Photo of the Day: Bison in a Yellowstone Snow Shower

Photo by Darlene Bushue See more of Darlene Bushue’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo …

Lone Yellowstone Bison

Restoring Buffalo to their Home on the Range

Yesterday, I drove a thousand miles across the Great Plains and saw not a single buffalo. I did see domestic cows and sheep, coal-fired power plants and wind farms, miles …

Yellowstone bison return to Fort Peck Reservation in Montana

Wind River Tribes Unite to Return Yellowstone Bison to Their Native Homeland

This is a guest post by Jason Baldes, a member of NWF’s Tribal Lands Advisory Council.  This week, a huge step was taken in the decades-long effort to restore Yellowstone …

Wolf researcher Doug Smith took this recent photo of a grizzly bear on a bison carcass in Yellowstone. (Photo Doug Smith/NPS)

What a bear really does in the woods…in Yellowstone

During my time in Yellowstone, I witnessed some truly extraordinary wildlife encounters. Yet none compare with the experiences of Doug Smith, the leader of Yellowstone’s Wolf Project. Doug has studied …

Bison cow with her calf, Yellowstone National Park

Photo of the Day: A Mother’s Love

Happy Mother’s Day! Thanks Mom, For the Gift of Nature – How did your mom give you the gift of nature? Share your story and read others’ memories! Wildlife Moms …

Photo by Beth Pratt

First Baby Bison Calf Born on Tribal Lands on Earth Day

On a warm and breezy Earth Day on the prairies of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeastern Montana, a wondrous event occurred. A bison calf was born. Why is …

Bison and calf by Dick Forehand

6 Amazing Facts You Never Knew About Bison

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 …

A Yellowstone Bison, credit GVoggesser/NWF

Wild Bison to Return Home to Tribal Lands

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 …

A tender moment during the elk rut at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone

Happy Valentine’s Day: My Best Photos and Videos of Wildlife L’Amour

Love is in the air…and not just for people. Wildlife have their own rituals of l’amour, although they usually don’t involve boxes of chocolates or bouquets of flowers. To celebrate …

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