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For decades, Yellowstone bison have been largely confined within the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park. Today, you have a chance to change that by supporting new habitat for bison outside park borders.
During severe winters, when bison moved outward into Montana in search of snow-free forage, bison and their young have been routinely rounded up and shipped to slaughterhouses. Fear of bison transmitting the disease brucellosis to cattle has spurred this aggressive management.
Help support new habitat for Yellowstone bison! Please comment on or before Jan. 13 Photo courtesy of Tom Murphy
However, things are changing. We now have the chance to reverse this archaic
approach to managing bison.
Right now, we can open more than 70,000 acres
of public land adjacent to Yellowstone’s northern boundary to migrating bison. Please
contact Montana wildlife officials to voice your support for this
historic advance for Yellowstone bison.
Two key elements have combined to make this improved management
possible. First, GYC in partnership with other conservation groups and
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks secured a deal to remove cattle from the
Royal Teton Ranch in 2008, thereby eliminating the largest potential
risk of bison intermingling with cattle and transmitting brucellosis.
Second, federal agencies relaxed the long-standing and inflexible
brucellosis regulations affecting cattle producers and states so that
rare outbreaks of brucellosis no longer inflict severe economic
We need your voice to ensure Yellowstone bison are saved from future slaughter. Help provide bison
access to thousands of acres of the Gallatin National Forest and other
public lands by writing Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks today!