Bison Conservation Update

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Bison Conservation Update 2020, Yellowstone National Park.

The 2020 Bison Conservation update can be downloaded here. (PDF, 1.4 kb)

To learn more about bison and their management, see below.

  • To listen to a presentation about grazing research by NPS Lead Bison Biologist Chris Geremia, go to https://bit.ly/3jfK7DN.

  • Listen to a discussion of grazing by biologists at the 2020 Society for Range Management Annual Meeting at youtu.be/T6JgZrZSMRk.

  • Read about a 10-year study of bison migration in a leading scientific journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). It had global significance, detected in 204 media outlets in eight countries, with a potential reach of 329 million people. The findings result from years of research, which included putting GPS collars on bison, setting up field experiments to evaluate plant growth and grazing intensity, and collecting dung and plant samples.

  • Visit go.nps.gov/yellbison for more information about bison.

  • Visit go.nps.gov/telemetry to listen to the story about the first live bison transfer.

  • Read the Interagency Bison Management Plan and stay updated about their meeting schedule here.

Last updated: February 17, 2021

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