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Zinke Recommends Revising Bears Ears National Monument

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended President Trump and Congress “revise the existing boundaries” of Bears Ears National Monument.

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Interior Department Reverses Course on National Bison Range Management Transfer

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Ruling against its earlier judgment, the Interior Department has decided to have the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continue managing the National Bison Range.

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New West Daily Roundup for July 18, 2016

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Today in New West news: an update on the National Bison Range, Montana’s House Rep race, rare Audubon prints donated to University of Utah, and StatusPage moving to San Francisco.

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New West Daily Roundup for Feb. 9, 2016

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Today in New West news: ownership of National Bison Range could potentially change hands, an update on the Gold King Mine spill, and Rocky Mountain Power in hot water once more.

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A Bare-Knuckled Poke At Public Bison Herds In the West

As NewWest.Net's conversation with Bob 'Action' Jackson continues, the former Yellowstone Park backcountry ranger-turned-bison-rancher ignites rhetorical fireworks by offering a blunt assessment of public land management agencies overseeing bison populations across the West. He also takes aim at academics conducting research and teaching students in land grant universities. Jackson's scathing critique reminds many why he was such a divisive figure while working for the National Park Service. But does challenging the status quo make him wrong?

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Bob Jackson on “Bison Culture” And Traditional Ag

Do wild animal populations have their own "culture"? In the first part of NewWest.Net's interview with Bob Jackson, the former Yellowstone ranger turned private bison rancher said there is far more to an animal's relationship with the landscape than meets the human eye. Look closer at bison, he suggests, and one not only sees culture, but matriarchal and patriarchal roles, not unlike those which existed among native American tribes on the western plains. In the second part of a continuing conversation with Jackson, the blunt-talking former civil servant suggests that wildlife biologists, including those working in Yellowstone, need to broaden their perspective and let go of biases, instilled in their thinking by academics, about how wildlife herds actually live. When Jackson suggests that among bison family groups there are grandpa and grandmas, parents and subadults, mentors and students, all carrying out specific functions, is he guilty of anthropomorphising?

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