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Bison Released From Stephens Creek Facility

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Date: June 11, 2007
Contact: Tim Reid, 307-344-2170

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
June 11, 2007    07-30
Tim Reid 307-344-2170


Bison Released From Stephens Creek Facility

Yellowstone National Park released 52 bison from the Interagency bison capture facility at Stephens Creek on Sunday morning, June 10. The bison had been captured on Friday by the Montana Department of Livestock outside the park’s western boundary, and shipped to the facility near Gardiner. 

Rangers opened the gates to the facility and the bison moved southward and farther into the park. Rangers on horseback guided the herd around roadways and developed areas until they reached the Blacktail area east of Undine Falls.  

Bison hazing operations are continuing this week on the west side of the park.

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Did You Know?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.