Badlands National Park bison plan questioned - KOTA Territory News

Badlands National Park bison plan questioned


    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) _ Officials are considering expanding bison grazing in Badlands National Park in southwestern South Dakota, but some area cattle ranchers fear that could harm their operations.
    Park officials say an expansion of bison grazing would improve the park's natural resources and also give visitors a better chance to see the animals. But some ranchers say the park already can't properly manage and contain its bison, some of which damage fences and end up on their private properties.
    About two dozen people attended a public meeting on the proposal Tuesday night in Rapid City. Park officials plan to gather more comments before making a decision.

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