National Bison Range

The National Bison Range is the oldest of the National Wildlife Refuges, established in 1908, through the efforts of conservation hunters that were worried about the wild bison becoming extinct (nearly extinct by 1890 from populations of 30 to 60 million). These conservationists also created the American Bison Society as a catalyst organization to ensure the restoration of wild bison in a number of locations. The above conservation postcard's base picture is from the National Bison Range in NW Montana.

Issue at hand - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services seeks to enter into a third Annual Funding Agreement with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes - a Soverign Nation, for the management of our Federal Public Trust, which belongs to all Americans. Letters of concern and complaint documents below.

Please submit a public comment to protect our
Public Trust
Alternative A - No Action

Environmental Assessment Comment Period Extended Until September 18, 2014

You can submit comments on the Environmental Assessment to or by mail to National Bison Range, EA Comment, 58355 Bison Range Rd., Moiese, MT 59824. All comments must be received or postmarked by September 18, 2014.

Please comment
Alternative A - NO ACTION



Susan Reneau Public Comment 2014
"I further remind all of you that TWICE the CSKT has been removed from the National Bison Range Complex for the previous two Annual Funding Agreements and you need to examine why that happened because it goes to the heart of the problems associated with such an intrusive and illegal Annual Funding Agreement that violates many levels of federal law and insults many levels of federal workers that are dedicated to the betterment of the entire National Wildlife Refuge System, but especially the National Bison Range Complex."

Marv Plenert Public Comment 2014, retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Oct. 8, 2004 Letter from Managers of National Wildlife Refuge System and National Fish Hatcheries


2009 Blue Goose Alliance Complaint Letter "In this response, the BGA lists the many federal laws that are violated with the second AFA at the NBRC, which is less intrusive than the third AFA that has just been released for comment through Sept. 18, 2014."


Thank you to conservationist Susan Reneau for documents and Public Comments






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