Reducing Bison at the North Rim


The National Park Service (NPS) are looking into lethal and non-lethal means to reduce bison population.

The NPS is concerned that the growing bison population at the Grand Canyon’s North Rim will impact park resources like water, archeological sites, vegetation, and soils. The bison herd is estimated to grow from 400 to 600 bison to 1200 to 1500 in the next decade. Two options are lethal culling, separating bison from the herd then killing, to non-lethal capture and removal. 

There are three open house meetings in May when the public can comment. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton
1175 West Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
6 pm to 8 pm MST (Arizona)

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Ben Avery Facility–Activities Center
4044 W. Black Canyon Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85086
5 pm to 7 pm MST (Arizona)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Holiday Inn Express and Hotel
217 South 100 East
Kanab, UT 84747
6 pm to 8 pm MDT (Utah); 5 pm to 7 pm MST (Arizona)

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