Home on the Range

Bison are much more than America's largest land mammal. They are an essential part of American history and embody the strong and resilient characteristics of the American people. Through ongoing conservation work, bison are recovering from a low of fewer than 1,000 individuals. Today 17 federally managed herds now roam the American Plains.

Explore this website to learn more about bison, where you can see these majestic animals, and what the National Park Service is doing to protect them.

A bison grazing in a field of yellow flowers

The Bison and the Butterfly

Bison provide many services for the ecosystems and creatures they interact with - including a small, endangered butterfly!

Last updated: June 17, 2019