Transportation of Yellowstone Bison: Return to Native Communities

It was “zero-dark thirty,” as we say when heading for a field project before daybreak.

 I look forward to relocating wild bison 500 miles from Yellowstone to Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana each winter.

Knowing the animals will create tribal cultural herds is the nicest part.  

Yellowstone Bison Conservation Transfer Program (BCTP) helps Native American communities recover buffalo populations.

Known as Tatanka in Lakota and Iinnii in Blackfeet, Defenders of Wildlife wants bison back on the prairies culturally and ecologically.

 I manage program coordination and transportation, hiring Blackfeet Tribe trucks and drivers.  

I collaborate with partners like Assiniboine and Sioux Tribe member Robbie Magnan, Fort Peck Game and Fish Department director.

Robbie and I have advocated for Fort Peck Tribes Yellowstone bison under the BCTP for nearly seven years.

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