The challenges of restoring bison to the plains

Brought from the brink of extinction, bison still present challenges

More bison roam North America now than any time in the past century, yet wild bison still remain rare and protected. Why have so many other species fully recovered, yet the bison (Bison bison) requires conservation efforts to continue?

In an article in “Outdoor Life,” writer Andrew McKean explores the challenges that wildlife managers face in restoring this iconic species of the plains and the role that Native American Tribes are playing in brining it back to the landscape.

Read the article in Outdoor Life.


Header Image: A bison cow and calf run through sage in Yellowstone National Park’s Lamar Valley. Credit: Jacob W. Frank/National Park Service