"Yellowstone Looks At New Bison Plan, Less Focus On Slaughter"

"BILLINGS, Mont. — Emphasizing the importance of bison hunts outside the park and the transfer of live bison to tribes, Yellowstone National Park is developing a new bison management plan to update a 20-year-old document.

The announcement of the park undertaking the process will be formally announced in the Federal Register on Jan. 28. Montana state veterinarian Marty Zaluski on Monday informed the Environmental Quality Council during its Helena meeting that the scoping effort is underway to gather information from cooperating partners. The EQC is an interim legislative working group.

The new document will incorporate recent studies related to bison in the park, according to Superintendent Cam Sholly, including one that examined the park’s vegetation and carrying capacity."

Brett French reports for the Associated Press January 29, 2022.

Source: AP, 01/31/2022