Stephany Seay

Bison at the Stephens Creek Capture facility north of Yellowstone Park in 2015.
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A bison advocate and a journalist are suing the National Park Service over access to Yellowstone National Park’s bison capture facility.

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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.