On Friday, three national wildlife organizations released their ideas of what should be included in a new Yellowstone bison management plan so that bison have more room to roam.
The National Parks Conservation Association, the National Wildlife Federation and the Wildlife Conservation Society published a 44-page report detailing more than a dozen recommendations as Yellowstone National Park and the State of Montana begins to revise the out-dated 2000 Interagency Bison Management Plan.
The 90-day public scoping period closed Monday on proposals for the new IBMP. The recommendations in the report are just some of the more than 3,000 comments received.
Sportsmen and wildlife advocates want Yellowstone bison to be managed as wildlife in larger areas of Montana using more science- and risk-based analysis than was in the previous plan.Read More