American Prairie has submitted a revised application to the Bureau of Land Management, requesting to expand bison grazing on federal and state lands in North Central Montana.
The original application generated more than 2,000 supportive public comments, making up 80% of the total. We have revised the application to further demonstrate the viability of bison restoration on public lands, while addressing the concerns raised in the unsupportive comments.
We thank our supporters for their commitment to American Prairie as we work to provide more room to roam for our nation’s mammal, while conserving this unique landscape for future generations.
About the Revised Application
The revised application requests permission for bison to graze seasonally on five BLM grazing allotments and five state leases, totaling approximately 48,000 public acres, with only slight modifications to interior fences to improve pastures. The revised application also requests a small demonstration project to showcase the sustainability of year-long bison grazing. Approval of the demonstration project includes authorization of year-long bison grazing for a single BLM allotment and one state lease covering 12,000 public land acres in an area that has previously been approved for use by bison.
Read the Frequently Asked Questions for more details about the proposal. If you have questions, please email Betty Holder at American Prairie– you can also leave a message for Betty at 406-585-4600 ext. 805.