American Prairie Foundation
Recent news about the spotted and the barred owls provides insight for future sage grouse management.
A herd of bison roams the American Prairie Foundation's property in Phillips County in 2011. Witnesses testified on Wednesday in a trial over Montana's policy allowing bison to roam in the Gardiner Basin.
National Wildlife Federation advocate Steve Woodruff (July 21 guest opinion) tried to buffalo readers recently, claiming concerns of Montana producers regarding free-roaming bison are “fanciful fears,” the “worst fears of catastrophizers.”
BOZEMAN -- An organization building a herd of bison has released 71 calves on land in northeastern Montana.
GREAT FALLS -- A foundation building a herd of bison in northern Montana imported 71 calves from Canada this week.
As Montanans wrangle over the transfer of disease-free bison from Yellowstone National Park to public and tribal lands, the American Prairie Foundation is quietly importing 70 bison calves from Elk Island National Park in Canada this month to its lands in northeastern Montana.
Bison calves captured in Canada's Elk Island National Park are quarantined as they await shipment to Montana's American Prairie Reserve in northeastern Montana.
SOUTH OF MALTA — Jim Posewitz is confident he will see a huntable herd of free-roaming, wild bison somewhere in Montana in his lifetime.
INDIAN LAKE — Atop a hill on the wind-scoured prairie of northeastern Montana there is a large pink-hued granite boulder. In the right light, visitors can see that its surface is covered in buffalo tracks etched by ancient people.
A bull bison stands warily on the other side of a slough on the American Prairie Foundation's property south of Malta recently as two ducks float in the foreground.
A herd of bison roams through a cottonwood bottom on the American Prairie Foundation's land in Phillips County recently. The animals were wary, and ran off at the approach of humans, unlike bison used to people in places like Yellowstone National Park.
A herd of bison roams the American Prairie Foundation's property in Phillips County recently. The National Wildlife Federation is pushing to restore a wild herd of bison to the nearby Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge as the state of Montana starts a planning effort to consider the idea.
Children get up close to a water snake during a presentation at the American Prairie Foundation’s first BioBlitz on American Prairie Reserve.
A Townsend’s big eared bat, which has only been found once before in Montana, a fungi species that might be a Montana first and 76 species of birds were among the 480 species documented in the American Prairie Foundation’s first BioBlitz on American Prairie Reserve between June 24-25.
The American Prairie Foundation is accepting applications from scientific experts and citizen scientists to participate in a BioBlitz on the American Prairie Reserve, 50 miles south of Malta, June 23-25.
Hunters are eating their own.
Former Fish, Wildlife and Parks Director Jeff Hagener will join the Montana Wildlife Federation staff in January as director of development.
Philanthropist Hansjorg Wyss grew up in Switzerland and now spends the bulk of his time outside Philadelphia, but it is the wild landscapes of the Rocky Mountains where he could leave his most lasting mark.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A television program about an effort to create a wildlife reserve in northeastern Montana is scheduled to air on the National Geographic Channel on Thursday.
MALTA — When the new West is won, will there be cowboys? In light of what her neighbors are up to, Double O Ranch owner Vicki Olson isn’t so sure.