The North Rim of the Grand Canyon has officially completed the bison reduction operations for the remainder of 2021. In order to sustain water, vegetation, soils, and significant landmarks, a total of 36 bison were captured and moved to the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and the Santee Sioux Nation of Nebraska. An additional five were removed lethally, and donated to three federally-recognized tribes associated with the Grand Canyon. This project ended in late October and successfully achieved the goal of making the Grand Canyon less of a refuge for bison, and allowed them to move more across the landscape. For more information on bison management, visit nps.gov/grandcanyon.