Tulsa Herd - Grand Monument
61st and Yale, Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Tulsa Herd
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Bison are considered the first major conservation success story on earth. At the turn of the 20th century, the bison population had dwindled to about 1,000. Concerned citizens, including American icon and President Teddy Roosevelt, formed the American Bison Society to help relocate 15 bison from the Bronx Zoo to Oklahoma's Wichita Mountains Wildlife refuge by rail and from which the animal could start to repopulate the West. The conservation effort moved along slowly at first, but a wave of commercial interest propelled it forward in the mid-20th century.
The Wildlife Conservation Society continues to work on growing the bison population in the West alongside the InterTribal Buffalo Council and the National Bison Association. These organizations are interested in preserving the mammal for cultural reasons and for ranching and production purposes, respectively.
The Tulsa Herd Grand Monument has been a long goal of the NatureWorks Organization and you can see this [project taking shape in Tulsa now. More information about the Tulsa Herd will be rolled out this summer. Donor opportunities and sponsorship information will be forthcoming.
NatureWorks partners with local, state and national organizations in its mission to preserve and protect Oklahoma wildlife and their habitats.