By Melody Montgomery
Yellowstone Newspapers 

Taylor Grazing Act

Central Montana Coalition investigates historic law and bison compatibility


January 13, 2021

With an area of 1.1 million acres spanning approximately 125 miles along the Missouri River, Montana’s Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge (the CMR) is the second-largest wildlife refuge in the continental United States.

The CMR was created initially as the Fort Peck Game Range in 1936, and connects on its west end with the 377,000 acre Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument (the Monument), which was established in 2001.

The CMR is managed by Fish and Wildlife Services, and the Monument is managed by the Bureau of Land Management (the BLM). Both of these federal entities fall unde...

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