By Beth Saboe
American Prairie 

BLM Approves American Prairie Bison Grazing Application


After four years of thoughtful consideration and public input, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has given approval of American Prairie’s application to graze bison across 63,500 acres of public lands in Phillips County.

The BLM has the legal authority to issue grazing permits or leases and modify existing permits to substitute many different types of livestock for cattle, including bison. It has done this for decades in several states across the West, and in the case of American Prairie, the BLM has approved similar grazing modifications twice before.

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