More than 100 years ago, bison were slaughtered by the millions. In the spring of 2012, the great herds were being re-born on the Great Plains—one baby at a time.
After years of dreaming about getting one of the original Americans back out on the prairie where they belong, we’re a big step closer to seeing it happen. In the spring of 2012, 60 pure-strain, wild bison from Yellowstone National Park finally arrived at Fort Peck Indian Reservation. The bison had returned to the Great Plains.
For more than a decade, Earthjustice has been fighting to protect bison in and around Yellowstone National Park. Now as the bison are returning to the ranges of Northeast Montana, we are continuing to fight for this magnificent creature on Indian reservations.