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Bison Reduction Activities To Be Instituted This Month At The North Rim

The Grand Canyon National Park is implementing its bison reduction activities on the North Rim this month. Crews will live capture and remove between 60 and 100 animals, which will then be transferred to the InterTribal Buffalo Council for distribution among Native American tribes who request live bison to augment their own herds. The program is needed due to the growth of the herd, which could impact water, vegetation, soils, archeological sites and more, if it isn’t thinned. Biologists predict the herd could grow to nearly 800 in the next three years and be as large as 15-hundred within ten years without further management actions.

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