Important Bison News release

Maybe Montana’s governor is going to finally do something.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

CONTACT: Sarah Elliott 406-444-9725

Governor, Yellowstone Park Superintendent to Make Announcement about
Interagency Bison Management Plan – Tomorrow at Gallatin Airport

(HELENA) – Governor Brian Schweitzer and Yellowstone Park Superintendent
Suzanne Lewis will make a historic announcement about the Interagency Bison
Management Plan tomorrow, Thursday, April 17th at 1:30PM in the conference
room of the Old Terminal Building, north of the control tower at the
Gallatin Field Airport.

WHO: Governor Brian Schweitzer and Yellowstone National Park
Superintendent Suzanne Lewis

WHAT: Announcement about Interagency Bison Management Plan

WHEN: TOMORROW — Thursday, April 17 – 1:30PM

WHERE: Conference Room, Old Terminal Building- North of Control Tower,
Gallatin Field Airport (Between Commercial Terminal and Arlin’s Aircraft)





  1. Buffaloed Avatar

    Rumor is that there are no cattle on CUT property today. I assume this is related to some kind of deal with them.

  2. Mack P. Bray Avatar
    Mack P. Bray

    Buffaloed, I bet it’s more important than the CUT deal ~ “…will make a historic announcement about the Interagency Bison Management Plan…”

    Perhaps the governor and the super are pulling out of the plan…

    At 1:30PM tomorrow I’ll be scanning the ‘net.

    Mack P. Bray
    Wildlife Watchers

  3. Robert Hoskins Avatar
    Robert Hoskins

    According to the KXMZ news clip alluded to in the BFC news release, it’s about the CUT deal. I have strong doubts that it will be anything more than that. The Montana livestock industry is already screaming, no doubt. The IBMP is the industry’s plan and I don’t see Schweitzer dumping it.

  4. vicki Avatar

    I have come to expect “historic” in the government’s eyes to be teeny-weenie in most people’s.
    I will wait with hope, but I won’t hold my breath.
    I mean, ideally we’d like the herd to be able to range and not be slaughtered, but what could we expect, realistically?
    What should we dare to hope for? What would we find reasonable to settle upon? I doubt we’ll ever get 100% satisfaction. Figuring out what would be the minimum acceptable is probably the worst and hardest part.
    I’ll have my pc on, same as Mack.

  5. Buffaloed Avatar

    Mack, there is not a chance in hell that Montana is pulling out of the IBMP.

  6. Mack P. Bray Avatar
    Mack P. Bray

    Buffaloed, maybe the gov and the super want to modify it. Maybe an agreement with CUT is in the works.

    We’ll see tomorrow…!

    Mack P. Bray
    Wildlife Watchers

  7. bozemanactivist Avatar

    Thanks for the announcement. We passed it out at our buffalo meeting tonight and think one or two people may be able to be at the event.


Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan’s Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of “Hiking Idaho.” He also wrote “Beyond the Tetons” and “Backpacking Wyoming’s Teton and Washakie Wilderness.” He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

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