Salazar Not Visiting Fort Peck Reservation Bison


Northern Ag Network Note:  After the following press release came out, the Northern Ag Network placed phone calls to the Department of Interior to confirm the Secretary’s schedule.  We heard back Sunday evening that the Secretary will be in North Dakota and not Montana on Monday. 

The following is a press release from Citizens for Balanced Use:

Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, is flying to Montana on Monday, April 2, to meet with Governor Schweitzer at the Bison Containment Facility on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.  The publicity stunt by Secretary Salazar and Governor Schweitzer will be to sell the public on the grand scheme of introducing free roaming bison to Eastern Montana.

It appears, out of the 68 bison shipped from Yellowstone National Park, that only 54 remain. We urge our members to attend this event. The Containment Facility is located on Block 17, Township 3 North, Range 49 East. 

Directions to the event:

  • Travel north out of Wolf Point on Hwy 13 to mile marker 23.  
  • Turn right (east) onto County Road #172042 and travel 5.8 miles.  
  • Turn right (south) onto a dirt road and continue half a mile to Containment Facility.

CBU will continue to keep our members and supporters informed, as further information is obtained.  We appreciate your support of the folks in eastern Montana in their struggle to defend their private property against the re-introduction of free roaming bison.

Here are pictures of the of the temporary bison facility.


























Source:  Citizens for Balanced Use

Posted by Haylie Shipp & Russell Nemetz

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