Garrit Voggesser’s Archive

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 …

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 …

Tribes Cross the Border to Unite for Bison Protection

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 …

Bison and calf by Dick Forehand

Public Responds, Bison Aren’t A “Creeping Cancer”

Just a few weeks ago, it looked like the effort to return wild bison to tribal lands would be stopped just as it was gaining ground. It looked like the …

Kill the Bad Bills, Not the Buffalo: UPDATED

Last March marked a historic step forward in restoring wild bison to the American prairies when more than 60 bison from Yellowstone National Park were released on the Fort Peck Reservation …

Native American Heritage Month: Celebrating Tribal Victories in Conservation

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to honor the rich and diverse ancestry, traditions and cultures of Native Americans and to recognize the accomplishments of the peoples who …

Bison Get More Room to Roam on Fort Peck

This March, the National Wildlife Federation, our tribal partners and other wildlife advocates achieved a tremendous conservation victory when 61 wild Yellowstone bison that had spent years in quarantine right …

Bison released at Fort Peck, MT

Amazing Photos and Video of the Return of Wild Bison to Tribal Lands

More than a century after they disappeared, wild bison once again roam Montana’s Northern Great Plains. On March 19, 2012, more than 60 bison were loaded onto trucks near Yellowstone …

Wild Bison Homecoming for Indian Tribes

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 …

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 …

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