Marty Zaluski

NPS is proposing to send some bison to tribal land rather than slaughter.
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Yellowstone National Park is trying to take a new direction in bison management. The National Park Service has a plan to shift away from its nearly-annual practice of sending bison to slaughter to control population growth.

There’s a public meeting in Pablo tonight about the proposed transfer of the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
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The Montana Board of Livestock is asking Montana attorney general Tim Fox to clarify the state’s laws pertaining to bison.

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National Park Service officials are announcing a partnership with the state of Montana to consider changes to managing bison in and around Yellowstone National Park.

Hundreds of bison wander into the state from the park’s northern boundary during many winters.

Livestock owners worry about the animals damaging property and spreading disease.

The Park Service and the state have been operating under their current Bison Management Plan since 2001.

The agencies think it may be time for an update.

The Montana Department of Livestock has confirmed several new cases of West Nile virus in Montana horses over the past week.