October 12, 2019

Bison released in Badlands NP to explore expanded territory

Author: Megan Murat

BADLANDS NP, S.D. — Our nation’s mammal, now roaming through more of the Badlands. After years of planning and multiple partnerships with agencies advocating for their return, bison now have an extra 22,000 acres to explore.
It was a bitter morning turned sweet when four, 2,000 lb. bison sprinted down the hill near Pinnacles Overlook. They return to the area for the first time since 1877. The acreage now totaling over 80,000 and shared by over 1,200 bison.
Representatives from agencies who’ve wo