AMERICAN PRAIRIE RECEIVES FINAL APPROVAL FOR BISON GRAZING PLAN
Final decision restores wildlife, improves land health, and complies with all laws
August 10, 2022
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has given American Prairie final approval to graze bison across 63,500 acres of federal public lands in Phillips County.
This is the third time American Prairie has been authorized to modify federal grazing permits to allow bison to graze a portion of their historic range in north central Montana. The BLM has longstanding legal authority to change grazing permits to substitute different types of livestock for cattle, including bison.
American Prairie’s CEO Alison Fox says the final record of decision (ROD) recognizes that bison benefit native wildlife...