Bison Restoration on the Great Plains

Bison Restoration on the Great Plains

Abstract

Over the last decade, the conservation community has partnered with tribes, national parks and reserves to conserve wild bison, helping to bring back America’s national mammal. Because there are no longer millions of animals migrating across the plains, the bison is considered ‘ecologically extinct,’ but conservation herds of 1,000 or more bison are being established to create a metapopulation-from Canada to Mexico. The following story map presents data tracing all the way back to the 1920s on the transfer of bison between herds throughout the United States in this effort. For more information on Defenders’ work in bison conservation, click here.

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Bison Restoration on the Great Plains
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Mae Lacey
GIS and Technical Computing Associate

As the GIS and Technical Computing Associate in the Center for Conservation Innovation, Mae provides support and leadership for geospatial product development across Defenders.