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Fence removals and additions to add 22,000 acres of bison range at Badlands NP

Bison at Badlands National Park in South Dakota are gaining 22,000 acres to roam thanks to donors who came up with nearly three-quarters of a million dollars to fence in that acreage.

There are between 800 and 1,000 bison roaming the western end of the park's North Unit. While a fence has blocked them from moving east, 43 miles of fence made possible by a $743,000 contribution from philanthropic partners will enable the park to take that blocking fence down so the bison can reach 22,000 more acres in the North Unit, said Blaine Kortemeyer, the park's chief of resources, on Friday.

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