US approves bison grazing on Montana prairie amid criticism

 

Last updated 3/31/2022 at 11:30am



By Matthew Brown

Associated Press

BILLINGS — U.S. officials announced Wednesday approval of a conservation group’s proposal to expand bison grazing on prairies in north-central Montana as part of a vast nature reserve over objections from some ranchers and elected officials.

The decision allows the American Prairie group to graze bison on U.S. Bureau of Land Management property and to remove about 30 miles of fences so the animals can roam more freely.

The Bozeman-based group already has more than 800 bison on a mix of public and private land. Its long-term goal is to piece together...



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