Assistant Secretary Sweeney's Statement Supporting DOI's Bison Conservation Initiative Announced Today
May 8, 2020
Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced the Bison Conservation Initiative, a new cooperative initiative that will coordinate conservation strategies and approaches for the wild American Bison over the next 10 years. The Department of the Interior and its partners have been successful in restoring the populations of the American Bison and supporting healthy herds. With unprecedented interest and cooperation among partners – including states, tribes, nations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) – bison conservation is well equipped to move beyond the confluence of strong analytical assessments and toward coordinated conservation action.
Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney issued the following statement in support of the initiative:
“The vision for bison management in this initiative provides for meaningful conservation of wild, healthy herds, which brings states, tribes and other partners together to accomplish linked ecological and cultural restoration goals.”
For additional information about the Bison Conservation Initiative, visit doi.gov or https://nps.gov/bison.