Tribes Continue Push for Trust Ownership of Bison Range

From: The Missoulian

“A Wednesday press release announced that the tribes had notified Montana’s congressional delegation and the U.S. Department of the Interior that they would like to revisit a 2016 proposal to place the Bison Range in trust status. The tribes have long sought a greater role in this National Wildlife Refuge, which was established on lands within the Flathead Indian Reservation in 1908. In 2016, they formed a Bison Range Working Group that drafted legislation to place the refuge into federal trust ownership for the tribes, while still requiring bison conservation and public access.”

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