Anti-Bison Legislation Defeated

Bison, © Sandy Sisti

Legislators opposed to the recent progress on wild bison restoration in Montana made 14 separate attempts this year to legislate wild bison out of existence in the state. And - thanks in great part to extensive outreach from Defenders, our members and our tribal partners - 14 times they were defeated, giving wild bison a more secure future in their native home on the Great Plains.

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