April 2011

More room to roam for Yellowstone's bison

In a huge victory for Yellowstone's wild buffalo, also known as bison, these iconic animals will now have access to tens of thousands of acres of habitat north of Yellowstone National Park during the winter and spring. After a turbulent winter in which hundreds of buffalo were captured by government agents, the agencies that manage Yellowstone's herd signed a historic agreement giving the buffalo room to roam in Montana's Gardiner Basin. NRDC has continually advocated for this area to be opened for free-roaming buffalo, and now, thanks to the incredible activism and support of our BioGems Defenders, the agencies have heeded our call. Allowing buffalo more seasonal habitat is just one piece of the solution, but it marks a landmark victory for wild buffalo and our Yellowstone BioGem.