NPCN is a network of more than 80 individuals and 25 organizations working together to conserve the wildlife and habitat of the region. For more information contact Dawn Montanye, Coordinator.
The purpose of a quarantine program for Yellowstone bison would be to establish or augment new conservation and cultural herds of plains bison;conserve a viable, wild population of Yellowstone bison;maintain the low risk of brucellosis transmission from bison to cattle;reduce the need for shipment of bison to meat processing facilities;and provide cultural and nutritional opportunities for Native Americans.
The EA analyzes three alternatives to evaluate a quarantine program at one or more new quarantine facilities, which could be located within Yellowstone National Park, on tribal lands, or elsewhere.
Click here to access the Environmental Assessment and to comment.
Just one month after National Bison Day, the National Bison Legacy Act commemorating America’s largest land mammal passed by unanimous consent, now awaits House consideration
Bill was led in the Senate by Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and recognizes the cultural, economic, historical and ecological contributions of bison
Nature Canada, Nature Saskatchewan and Alberta Wilderness Association have all called on the new federal government of Canada to announce an immediate pause in transfers of grasslands formerly managed by the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA) until a plan is in place to protect their ecological values. See here for press release.
In a press release from the Department of Interior, Secretary Sally Jewell cites unprecedented land conservation efforts as the reason for the sage-grouse being relatively abundant and well-distributed across the species’ 173-million acre range. As a result the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded that the rangeland bird does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). See the DOI press release here.