Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Beth Saboe
American Prairie Reserve 


Federal agency issues initial approval with finding of no significant impact


A herd of American Bison grazing on BLM land in Phillips County. Courtesy Photo.

On July 1, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) advanced American Prairie's modest request to graze bison on some public lands in Phillips County where they hold priority grazing privileges. The BLM's initial findings conclude that the proposed action will not have a significant environmental impact on the land and "will benefit local wildlife, improve land and water quality, and create new local jobs, all without impacting the value of the ranching economy."

The BLM can issue grazing permits or leases and modify existing permits to substitute many different types of livestock for cattle, in...

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