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Grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars/ mountain lions,bobcats, wolverines, lynx, foxes, fishers and martens are the suite of carnivores that originally inhabited North America after the Pleistocene extinctions. This site invites research, commentary, point/counterpoint on that suite of native animals (predator and prey) that inhabited The Americas circa 1500-at the initial point of European exploration and subsequent colonization. Landscape ecology, journal accounts of explorers and frontiersmen, genetic evaluations of museum animals, peer reviewed 20th and 21st century research on various aspects of our "Wild America" as well as subjective commentary from expert and layman alike. All of the above being revealed and discussed with the underlying goal of one day seeing our Continent rewilded.....Where big enough swaths of open space exist with connective corridors to other large forest, meadow, mountain, valley, prairie, desert and chaparral wildlands.....Thereby enabling all of our historic fauna, including man, to live in a sustainable and healthy environment. - Blogger Rick

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Our friend Cristina Eisenberg is Chief Scientist at Earthwatch Institute...........She is back with us today with her most recent post regarding her time spent last month at the IUCN American Bison Working Group and American Bison Society(ABS) meeting........Discussed was the progress of the BUFFALO TREATY signed in 2014 by 20 indigenous Tribes in both Canada and America............The Treaty's stated purpose is to restore wild Bison "across political, geographic and cultural barriers..........This is one outstanding initiative and Cristina's commentary and perspective always an inspiring one to absorb..........Enjoy her read below

From: Cristina Eisenberg ;
Date: October 14, 2016 at 12:14:23 PM PDT
To: Rick Meril
Subject: Back in touch

Dear Rick,

I am so sorry I've been out of touch lately, but I've been in the field a lot since May, often with very spotty Internet access (e.g., in Kenya or in Waterton). When I am back in town, I spend a week catching up on work and then have to leave again. Now things should be settling down for me for the winter. I also haven't written anything since June, but I just finished a piece today for the Huffington Post about the reintroduction of free-ranging bison in the American West. Here is the link to that blog.  


Bison Homecoming


Banff National Park

Plains bison are coming home to the iconic landscapes they once roamed freely. Referred to as the 
U.S. Nickel 1913-U.S. Archives

Buffalo Hides 1878-National Archives
Buffalo Treaty signing(Cristina Eisenberg photo)
Yellowstone Bison-Cristina Eisenberg photo
Bison in Waterton Lakes National Park
Bison grazing at the foot of Chief Mountain
Learn more about carnivore conservation by reading
 The Carnivore Way: Coexisting with and Conserving
 North America’s Predators, and The Wolf’s Tooth:
 Keystone Predators, Trophic Cascades, and
 Biodiversity by Dr. Cristina Eisenberg. Learn more 
about large carnivore ecology by joining Cristina 
afield on her Earthwatch research expedition, 
Restoring Fire, Wolves, and Bison to the Canadian 

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