"Montana May Let Wild Bison Roam Outside Yellowstone National Park"

"GARDINER, Montana -- Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is introducing a plan today that would allow bison in Yellowstone National Park to travel north outside the park boundaries into Montana's Gardiner Basin during winter months.

The plan could end the annual capture and shipping to slaughter of many of the bison that leave the park each winter in search of food and may help set the stage for restoring the animals to other parts of the state, according to the nonprofit Defenders of Wildlife, which has committed funds to the effort.

The eight partners of the Interagency Bison Management Plan are hosting an open house to discuss changes to the plan tonight at 5 pm in Gardiner, Montana."

Environmental News Service had the story April 14, 2011.

Friday, April 15, 2011