Buffalo, Silk Painting, Tracy Harris, San Diego, CA, 48 x 36
SILK PAINTING - WATERCOLORS - LAMPWORK - FUSED GLASS - JEWELRY
History - Yellowstone is the only place in the lower 48 states to have a continuously free-ranging bison population since prehistoric times. In the 1800s, market hunting, sport hunting, and the US Army nearly caused the extinction of the bison.
By 1902, poachers reduced Yellowstone’s small herd to about two dozen animals. The US Army, who administered Yellowstone then, protected these bison from further poaching. Bison from private herds augmented the native herd.
For decades, bison were intensively managed due to belief that they, along with elk and pronghorn, were over-grazing the park.
By 1968, intensive manipulative management (including herd reductions) of bison ceased.
Fun Facts - Growing up in Eastern Idaho I visited Yellowstone Park often, I would always look forward to seeing the bison. I often wondered how many bison lived in the Park.
Here is some facts and answers