Tribal National Bison Range agreement takes effect
After 90-day review period, an agreement for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to manage some functions at the National Bison Range in Montana has gone into effect.

The range is located entirely within the Flathead Reservation. The bison herd descends from animals that were raised by tribal members.

Bush administration officials in Washington, D.C., pushed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to negotiate the annual funding agreement even after the first one was suspended. A group called Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility called the deal "deeply flawed."

Other than PEER's comments, its appears no one else objected to the agreement during the review period.

Get the Story:
Tribes sign new annual funding agreement (KPAX 9/17)

OIG Report:
National Bison Range (November 2007)

Evaluation Report:
Implementation of the Annual Funding Agreement (May 2006)

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