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We're proud to share an historic announcement - the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) have assumed full management of the Bison Range!
Formerly known as the National Bison Range, the land was restored to the Tribes by the Montana Water Rights Protection Act when signed into law on December 27, 2020.
After a two-year period of transition and continued partnerships with USFWS, the Bison Range is now under full management of CSKT as of January 2, 2022.
“Returning the Bison Range to its people is a momentous occasion, honoring lands, relationships, and conservation successes of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes,” said USFWS Director Martha Williams. “We’ve worked collaboratively with CSKT for many years and look forward to continuing to work together to conserve wildlife. I can’t wait to visit the CSKT’s Bison Range in the future.”
Learn more: http://ow.ly/tbfs50IqFuZ
Photo: Bison and her calf in Montana by Mike Borgreen/USFWS
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A young female Bison grazes on winter grasses, Shoshone National Forest, Wyoming
(c) riverwindphotography, January 2022
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corruptsocialite · a year ago
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Daniel Smith Wildlife Art: American Bison
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dogwise · 7 months ago
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Bison lounging on the roadside on Wildlife Loop
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l-ouroboros · a year ago
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Bestiary and wildlife.
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“Phantom Canyon” - ☾ complete. ☽
I just realized I never posted the finished mural! I’m not the best at this social media game...I finished the sky (constellations), fixed some issues, and completed the birch forest on the far left. Varnishing the whole thing took some elbow grease.
Victor, CO
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olowan-waphiya · 2 months ago
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/may/27/bison-range-native-tribes-reclaim-montana-nature-preserve
Members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes (CSKT) and neighbors gathered under a large tent to sing and dance in celebration of a historic event: the tribes’ reclamation of management of the bison range after more than a century of federal management and nearly two decades of negotiations.
“This all dates back to the treaty of 1855, when that agreement wasn’t honored and this land was taken by the government,” said Stephanie Gillin, wildlife biologist for the CSKT Natural Resources Department.
CSKT tribal chairman Tom McDonald said the restoration of the bison range to tribal control is about more than just land. By righting a longstanding wrong, he said, the transfer helps foster trust and encourages collaboration between tribal nations and government agencies, restoring honor to once-broken treaties and allowing tribes to steward the land as they had for thousands of years.
“It’s a restoration of a piece that was missing. It represents a gift of what we may care for to protect and have something for future generations,” McDonald said. The three-day celebration began with a powwow on Friday and ended with half-price entry to the range on Sunday. The event featured appearances by Montana senator Jon Tester and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.
On Saturday, Haaland spoke before a crowd at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo to honor the resilience of tribal nations.
“With the loss of tribal homelands and the depletion of the buffalo herds, the plains tribes lost traditional connections with this beautiful animal. But despite that terrible tragedy and loss, we are still here. You are still here. And that is something to celebrate,” Haaland said.
After years of failed negotiations, the transfer was accomplished through enactment of the Montana Water Rights Protection Act of 2020, returning the bison range to CSKT management. The transfer became official on 2 January 2022.
“The return of the bison range to these tribes is a triumph and a testament to what can happen when we collaboratively work together to restore balance to ecosystems that were injured by greed and disrespect,” Haaland said.
From heartfelt speeches to rambunctious Native games, the event was full of life, joy and color. On Friday, an announcer repeatedly proclaimed, “It’s a good day to be Indian.”
Every elder who spoke reiterated the important role played by bison in Native culture, including a deep spiritual connection that makes the management transfer more than a matter of legal logistics.
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cristalplanetheart · a month ago
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nkp1981 · 8 months ago
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The Bison and The Magpie in Yellowstone National Park
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riverwindphotography · 2 months ago
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Rain or shine, this grass is mine
(c) gif by riverwindphotography, May 2022
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March of the dead
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antiqueanimals · 4 months ago
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Charles W. Schwartz (1914-1991)
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