The filming of NATIVE The Prodigies of an Icon isn’t just about bison, it’s about the lifestyles of the people who dedicate their lives to raising them and majestic landscape this Keystone Species helped create. The following screenshots where taken during “spring” tagging of bison calves with Lawrence Ference and his daughter Lisa Ference from Corner Creek Farms (Elk Point Alberta Canada) and Allen Oszust from Raging Bison Ranch (Glendon Alberta Canada).
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Cyrus Bison Ranch in Bonnyville Alberta Canada
Filming on Cyrus Bison Ranches Bonnyville Alberta Canada. NATIVE | The Prodigies of an Icon isn’t just about the bison, it’s a story about the people raising and supporting the bison. Enjoy some shots of life on the farm in Canada! Those bison wool gloves, neck gators, beanies (or toque) are partially made right here in Alberta Canada. Check out how they separate the bison down wool from the bison hair.
Filming crew includes Josh Dillard with DCM Films
Alberta Bison Ranch outside Elk Point Canada
It goes without saying, bison ranchers love their bison! Filming NATIVE | The Prodigies of an Icon with Lawrence Ference with Corner Creek Farms in Elk Point, Alberta Canada. With DCM Films
Lamont / Chipman Alberta Canada
Filming in Lamont / Chipman Alberta Canada area for NATIVE | The Prodigies of an Icon with Dr. Nathaniel Ostashewski and DCM Films.
Bison of Yellowstone in Winter
Bison are known for their survivorship of the last ice age. While we may not be living in an ice age today, one can observe the amazing abilities of bison to sift through deep snow and withstand freezing temperatures in national parks across the Northwest.
North Bridger Bison
Screenshots from filming North Bridger Bison Ranch.
IN THE SHIELDS VALLEY OF MONTANA, TUCKED UP AGAINST THE NORTH BRIDGER MOUNTAINS AMID A WILD EXPANSE OF GRASS AND SAGEBRUSH, NORTH BRIDGER BISON IS A FAMILY-RUN BISON RANCH THAT PROVIDES HEALTHY, DELICIOUS, REGENERATIVE, HUMANELY FIELD-HARVESTED BISON MEAT.
Bison. A native herbivore. An icon of the West. Bison belong on the landscape out here, and we take great pride in raising bison and providing meat that is healthy for both you and the land.
Life at the North Bridger Bison Ranch is pretty simple. Nature is in charge here. It provides sunshine and water, which grows grass, which bison eat. That’s the founding principle of North Bridger Bison.
Our ranch also provides habitat for a wide variety of birds and wildlife, including sage grouse, pronghorn antelope, sandhill cranes, coyotes, mule deer, wolves, moose, mountain lions, elk, black bears, waterfowl, songbirds, and many other wild critters.
Through our management practices, which are rooted in Holistic Management and Regenerative Agriculture principles, the bison on our ranch help build soil, improve the quality of the soil, increase the amount of water retained in the ground, increase the amount and diversity of the grasses, forbs, and wildflowers on the landscape, and help reduce climate change through carbon storage in the soil. And again — amazingly — the five pillars of all of this are sunshine, water, soil, grass, and bison.
Ultimately, our goals are to work hard, improve the land, help the environment, provide delicious and healthy meat you can feel good about eating, help change our food system for the better, contribute to Montana’s economy, be good members of our community, and have a little fun along the way.
Matt and Sarah Skoglund started North Bridger Bison in 2018. Their kids, Otto and Greta, also help out, primarily by holistically managing all superhero-themed stories and imaginary games at the ranch. And there are Sally the German Shepherd and Walter the Cat. Finally, Matt and Sarah strongly believe in community. Matt is a board member of the Western Sustainability Exchange and the Bozeman Community Food Co-op, and he is the former Vice President of the Montana Bison Association. Sarah worked for years for the Cancer Support Community in Bozeman, and she is currently a board member of the Gallatin Valley Land Trust.
InterTribal Buffalo Council delivers Yellowstone bison bulls to Osage Nation.
A THOUSAND MILE TREK…
Over the past weekend, two Yellowstone National Park bison bulls arrived on the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. Courtesy of the InterTribal Buffalo Council, Troy Heinert traveled over 1,000 miles from South Dakota delivering bison to multiple tribes.
Driving 1,000 miles from the east coast to Oklahoma, Charlie with Meet My Neighbor Productions, Inc. met Troy at Osage to film the delivery for the documentary NATIVE | The Prodigies of an Icon bison.meetmyneighbor.org
The InterTribal Buffalo Council is restoring buffalo to the Indian Country, to preserve historical, cultural, traditional and spiritual relationship for future generations.
NATIVE | The Prodigies of an Icon https://bison.meetmyneighbor.org is a documentary following the history of bison up through its modern life. The film is supported by the following:
National Buffalo Foundation
Great Range Brand Bison
Sierra Meat & Seafood Durham Ranch
Mosquito Park Buffalo
The Buffalo Wool Co
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