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November 14, 2016 – 07:20 am

BisonDear Friend of Wildlife,

I'm thrilled to share with you that yesterday we achieved a significant victory in the fight to restore America's wild bison.

Over the past year, a group of ranchers and ranching organizations filed suit to prevent the movement of wild Yellowstone bison from the Fort Peck Reservation to the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana.

The suit also blocked the movement of any wild bison in the state, whether to public or tribal lands, as well as our efforts to move bison to the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.

Yesterday, we received a favorable decision from the Montana Supreme Court who turned down the suit against the movement of bison—allowing us to continue crucial work to restore wild bison in the West!

Over the past year, we've been able to report several key victories in advancing wild bison restoration—including returning wild bison to tribal lands for the first time in more than century, defeating 11 anti-bison bills in the Montana legislature, and advancing the planning for the restoration of bison to public lands, including the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge.

We couldn't have done any of this without the support and efforts of dedicated people like you.

Congratulations on this decisive victory, and thank you for all you did to help make it possible!


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