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Dangerous Misconceptions About Wild Bison On The CMR


In the May 13 Great Falls Tribune, Tom France wrote, “The million-acre Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, ideal native prairie bison habitat ... likely will emerge as the best possible site – and perhaps the only viable location – for restoring an ecologically significant bison herd” and “the vast majority of Montanans ... believe our vast grasslands retain space for wild bison.” These are understandable, but dangerous misconceptions.

Northeastern Montana prairies (the CMR is a lake, not a prairie) historically are high quality habitat. Their health depends upon human...

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