The Bison of Yellowstone definitely have a majesty about them you simply don’t experience elsewhere. The Yellowstone herd is probably the oldest and largest public bison herd in the United States, estimated in 2020 to be 4,800 bison. The bison in the Yellowstone Park bison herd are American bison of the Plains bison subspecies.
Durham Ranch in Wyoming is an incredible 55,000 acre Bison Ranch running anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 head of Bison in their herd. This is one of the largest herds we’ve had the opportunity to experience and look forward to seeing more of the in the future.
Travel Blog Part 7 for NATIVE | Prodigies of an Icon.
Behind the scenes filming of Jason Baldes of the Shoshone Tribe on the Wind River Reservation. Jason is the Tribal Buffalo Coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation and is working to restore Bison to the Wind River Reservation.
We had the privilege of visiting the Eastern Shoshone Tribe on the Wind River Reservation of Wyoming. This is an incredible conservation effort to provide Bison with a wild habitat range just outside the back door of the Yellowstone and Titan Parks where Bison currently roam wild. This picturesque setting currently rests on 600 acres with an additional 500 leased acres and will eventually connect with the Northern Arapaho Tribes herd.
We’ve had the incredible opportunity to spend a couple of days filming at Memphis Ranch in Carr, CO. The ranch is a great example of a Bison start up with lots of potential and an exciting business plan. https://memphisranch.com
It’s nearly impossible to document regenerative ranching practices without crossing paths with the Savory Institute. We had the incredible opportunity of meeting with and filming the West Bijou Ranch Savory Institute Staff as they met with the USGS to evaluate forage growth from around the ranch.
On the initial leg of our trip we sprinted across the country from Goldston NC to Strasburg CO only stopping in West Virginia and Kansas to “pop-up” and sleep. We’ve been in Strasburg now for 3 nights filming at the West Bijou Ranch, Rocky Mountain Natural Meats, and Memphis Ranch.
Our 32 year old pop up camper is hanging in there! Super easy to tow although a little crunched for space and not exactly ideal for KOA sites close to the interstate. But we’ve managed and the journey has been exciting!