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APR seeks variance from Phillips CD ordinance


April 17, 2019

On June 7, 2016, the majority of qualified electors in Phillips Conservation District (PCD) cast votes for the approval of a bison grazing ordinance, number 2016-1, with 1168 in favor and 315 against the ordinance, resulting in 79% voter approval.

In October 2016, American Prairie Reserve (APR) requested a variance from the ordinance. Specifically, APR requested a variance from Sections 7(1)(b) and 7(1)(e), citing great practical difficulties and unnecessary hardship as a reason for the request.

Section 7(1)(b) requires: “All bison/buffalo must be tested and certified, by a state veterin...

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