Tribes import bison to reservation


Last updated 10/4/2023 at 11:24am

New residents of the Colville Reservation huddle together as they survey their new home Monday. - photo courtesy of the Colville Tribes.

The Colville Tribes announced Monday it had released nearly two dozen buffalo onto the open range on the reservation "to live in the wild" and that they planned to release all 30 they were receiving from the Kalispel Tribe.

The animals once lived by the millions, primarily in the central plains for North America, until they were nearly driven to extinction through uncontrolled hunting and a U.S. g...

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Reader Comments(1)

Bob VALEN writes:

During my career, I worked around Bison in South Dakota. Actually rode in a Bison roundup. This introduction makes me really happy. I find real joy in knowing that these majestic animals are nearby. Congratulations!


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