Adopt A Wildlife Acre

 
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Adopt a Wildlife Acre Project Report

November 2012

The National Wildlife Federation continues to actively seek out opportunities for resolving conflicts between livestock and wildlife both in the area around Yellowstone National Park and within the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge (CMR) in northeastern Montana. 

We have negotiated grazing retirements on more than 600,000 acres around Yellowstone Park, and have developed agreements with ranchers on more than 55,000 acres within the CMR.  In the Yellowstone Park area, these retirements have been pivotal in resolving conflicts between large predators and cattle.  Previously these problems were addressed by killing or relocating wolves and grizzly bears. Our Yellowstone retirements also provide bison with crucial winter range outside of the park, eliminating the perceived need for government agents to kill bison when they go beyond park boundaries. 

Our CMR grazing retirements are setting the stage for bison restoration to this 1.1 million-acre refuge, which contains some of the best remaining prairie habitat in the United States.  In the meanwhile, they benefit other prairie species such as sage grouse, pronghorn antelope and mule deer. 

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Kim Mathison

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Reston, VA United States

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