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Reintroduction of Bison to the Wind River Indian Reservation Program

Montana State Parks

Mon Jul 23 09:26:00 MDT 2012

(Three Forks, MT) – Montana State Parks ( announced today:

What: Missouri Headwaters State Park Summer Speaker Series presentation, “Reintroduction of Bison to the Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming.” The 2012 speaker series theme is Exploring Nature.

When: Saturday, August 4 at 7 p.m.

Where: Missouri Headwaters State Park picnic area, 1585 Trident Road, Three Forks, MT 59752. The park is located four miles north of Three Forks, just off of Interstate 90. Please bring your own chairs.

(The rain location is the United Methodist Church Annex building, 116 East Cedar Street, Three Forks, Montana.)

Who: Jason Baldes, Eastern Shoshone member and Montana State University-Bozeman graduate student in Land Resource Sciences.

Jason Baldes’ program discusses efforts to restore genetically reputable, disease-free buffalo, managed as wildlife by tribes.

Baldes earned a bachelor of science degree in Land Resource Analysis and Management from MSU, 2010. In addition, he is recipient of the STAR Fellowship, 2011 to 2013; and Native Science Fellowship, Hopa Mountain, 2011, and has been recognized by the American Indian Research Opportunities Consortium. In 2010, he was researcher for the U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, Bozeman. Baldes, currently an officer of the Society of American Indian Graduate Students, is a sought after speaker.

Missouri Headwaters State Park is a National Historic Landmark rich in Native American, Lewis and Clark, fur trade, and early settlement history. In the 2011 summer season (May- August) more than 13,300 people visited Missouri Headwaters State Park, a 34% increase over the year before.
Enjoy the Missouri Headwaters State Park Summer Speaker Series--Saturday evenings June 9 through August 18. A marshmallow roast follows each program.

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