100 bison returned to their Native land in South Dakota. They are the first of approximately 1,500 bison that will make their home on the 27,680-acre expanse of Native grassland over the next few years. It will become the largest Native American-owned and managed bison herd.
As part of a 10-year plan to expand bison conservation efforts, the World Wildlife Fund and the Rosebud Economic Development Corporation transferred the herd from Badlands National Park and Theodore Roosevelt National Park to the Wolakota Buffalo Range on the land of the Sicangu Oyate, with support from Tribal Land Enterprise and the U.S. Department of the Interior.
The bison will sequester carbon, provide jobs, and provide food for the community.
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