February 27, 2020 VOM Podcast

Size of the Herd Still Up for Debate

There are those who contend Yellowstone’s northern bison herd, numbering 4,000 and approximately 10 times larger than historical size, is leaving a damaging impact on the land.

There are those who would argue the shifting landscape is more a part of the natural process that includes a very large herd of ungulates, like the bison and elk.

One thing that all agree on is that Yellowstone National Park, and its surrounding ecosystems, are a treasure to be preserved for future generations to enjoy. How to best accomplish that is still up for debate.

Listen to the podcast to hear scientists and researchers discuss this unique dynamic of wildlife, landscape, and public policy.