PHILLIPS COUNTY, Mont. (NMB) – The Phillips County Conservation District and the American Prairie Reserve have reached a temporary agreement in a clash over the presence of bison on the prairie.
Under the agreement, the APR will be given a 10-year variance in exchange for a disease identification and management plan.
The APR has agreed to randomly test 325 bison over a five year period and 150 over the following five years. All tested animals will be individually tagged for identification purposes.
The APR, Conservation District, South Phillips County Co-operative State Grazing District and Phillips County Livestock Association will hold annual meetings to provide updates on the APR’s operations.