Re-Bisoning the West: Restoring an American Icon to the Landscape (Paperback)

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"A much-needed look at the exceptionally fraught relationship between bison and people...engaging and comprehensive."
--BOOKLIST

"A fast-paced and readable look at the recent history and immediate future of bison in the American landscape. Recommended for those interested in conservation efforts, especially in the American West."
--LIBRARY JOURNAL

"Impressively informative and exceptionally well written...an extraordinary and detailed history of species restoration of paramount importance for community and academic library collections, as well as the personal reading lists of the non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject."
--MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

"A fascinating perspective...Re-Bisoning the West demonstrates the complex relationships the species maintains with the earth and humanity itself."
--FOREWORD REVIEWS

"Repanshek paints evocative scenes...he describes efforts to protect the last remnants of bison and addresses their conservation status today."
--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Kurt Repanshek eloquently lays out the case for how we might bring bison back in sufficient numbers to restore vibrant life on the land. Deep knowledge and cool-headed reasoning inform a narrative for redressing historical wrongs and helping to ensure a palatable way forward."
--MARY ELLEN HANNIBAL, author of Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction

Award-winning journalist Kurt Repanshek traces the history of bison from the species' near extinction to present-day efforts to bring bison back to the landscape--and the biological, political, and cultural hurdles confronting these efforts. Repanshek explores Native Americans' relationships with bison, and presents a forward-thinking approach to returning bison to the West and improving the health of ecosystems.

About the Author


Kurt Repanshek, an award-winning journalist whose career stretches into four decades, is well-versed in public lands, wildlife, recreation, and environmental issues. His writing has appeared in Smithsonian, Audubon, National Geographic Traveler, and numerous other periodicals. He is the founder of NationalParksTraveler.org, the only editorially independent media organization that is dedicated to daily coverage of national parks and protected areas.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781937226985
ISBN-10: 1937226980
Publisher: Torrey House Press
Publication Date: September 24th, 2019
Pages: 200
Language: English