Bison in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park Bison Management Plan

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The National Park Service (NPS) prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for a bison management plan at Yellowstone National Park to provide park staff with tools to manage bison that reflect the best available information and current circumstances. When finalized, it will update NPS actions identified in the Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP), signed in 2000 by the Secretaries of Agriculture and Interior and the Governor of Montana. The Draft EIS/plan takes into consideration management actions likely to occur on lands outside the park in Montana, while acknowledging the NPS does not have jurisdiction or control over actions such as hunting or tolerance for bison beyond the park boundary.

A recording of the virtual public meeting presentation can be found here:

To view or download the Draft EIS, please select "Document List" on the left side of this page and then select "Draft EIS" and open the files.

To submit a comment on the project, click the "Open For Comment" link on the left side of this page. Then select the "Draft EIS" document and then click the "Comment on Document" button and then "Comment Now" to enter and submit your comments. Comments can also be mailed to: Superintendent, Attn: Bison Management Plan, PO Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190.

Comments on the project will be accepted from August 10, 2023 until 11:59 PM MST October 10, 2023.

Thank you for your interest in this project!

Contact Information

Morgan Warthin
Public Affairs Officer, Yellowstone National Park