Interagency Bison Management Plan bison operations begin in Yellowstone

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Bison move through the facility at Stephens Creek

NPS/Neal Herbert

Information Launch Date: March 2, 2020

Get hold of: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

MAMMOTH Very hot SPRINGS, WY – Beginning Sunday, March 1, bison operations began at the Stephens Creek administrative place in Yellowstone Countrywide Park. Bison capture and shipping and delivery operations start when bison migrate from the interior of the park into the Gardiner (Montana) Basin and may well go on through late March.

Bison operations at Stephens Creek occur on behalf of all Interagency Bison Administration Approach (IBMP) companions which contain federal, condition, and tribal teams. In December 2019, the IBMP associates agreed to a 2020 winter season operations system that suggests eliminating 600 to 900 animals from Yellowstone’s believed populace of 4,900 bison. 

The populace will be reduced using 3 procedures: 1) general public and tribal hunting outdoors the park, 2) capturing bison in the vicinity of the park boundary and then transferring them to Indigenous American tribes for processing and distribution of meat and hides to their associates, and 3) a quarantine software that outcomes in brucellosis-free bison being moved to tribal lands. 

Positioned in the northern section of the park around Gardiner, Montana, the Stephens Creek administrative space includes park corral functions, machines storage, a native plant nursery, and the bison seize and quarantine facilities. The administrative spot is shut to the public yr-round. 

The Countrywide Park Support reminds readers that unmanned plane (drones) are prohibited in Yellowstone Countrywide Park. 

Master more about why Yellowstone bison are culled. 

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