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Newland Touts Biden's Investing in America Agenda at Bison Release at Taos Pueblo

Ten bison from Yellowstone National Park were released into the existing herd of buffalo on the tribal lands of the Taos Pueblo in New Mexico on Wednesday. On hand for the release was Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland (Bay Mills Indian Community).

Newland highlighted the significant funding the Interior Department has invested through President Joe Biden's Investing in America Agenda to support the restoration of bison populations. In addition to the bison restoration, Newland highlighted the importance of grassland ecosystems in tribal communities.

In order to ensure grassland ecosystems, the Taos Pueblo is reestablishing native grasses through vegetation treatments that reduce the overgrown sagebrush canopy, helping to minimize nutrient and moisture competition. The new additions will add important genetic diversity to the Tribe's existing herd of 100 bison.


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