Applaud Conservation Efforts for Yellowstone Bison

Target: Floyd G. Azure, Tribal Chairman of Fort Peck Reservation

Goal: Applaud relocation actions for Yellowstone Bison

A threatened population of Bison was relocated from Yellowstone National Park to volunteered land of the Fort Peck Reservation in Northern Montana. Here, the herd of bison was kept on a two-acre plot of land to recover and adjust to their new habitat. Finally, after much observation and the birth of 21 new calves, the herd of bison has been released onto the pastures of the Fort Peck Reservation to fully adapt to the land and live free.

The bison of Yellowstone are some of the few pure strains of bison in America. These bison are prime subjects to rejuvenate populations across the Great Plains. Jonathan Proctor of the Defenders of Wildlife wrote, “Though it may be a long time before bison are truly “free roaming”, our hope is that these bison will be ‘wide ranging’ enough to once again fulfill their essential ecological role in the Great Plains, while also helping to restore the culture of the people of the region.”

The people of the Fort Peck Reservation belong to two Native American nations, the Sioux and the Assiniboine. Bison are very influential in the Native American cultures, which is why the Fort Peck Reservation has opened up their land to their restoration. Thanks to their efforts, the Fort Peck Reservation has aided the Bison in a humongous stride to rehabilitate the bison population and recover the ecosystem of the Great Plains. Applaud these efforts to restore bison populations across the United States.


Dear Floyd G. Azure,

The day has finally come for you to release your Yellowstone Bison herd from their sequestered pen, and this day is a momentous one for sure. Under your thoughtful care, the bison have flourished and are ready to assimilate themselves to the wild. As an environmentally conscious person, I would like to personally congratulate you and your people for working towards conservation for the bison and the Great Plans.

Bison once roamed free and plentiful along the plains of America, but now their numbers have greatly dwindled. They were once a mighty and abundant part of the ecosystem, but now their populations have been greatly reduced. But as a result of your fine work, the bison can once again be restored. Thank you for your contribution to bison welfare, and for working to rejuvenate the Great Plains.


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