Research on the National Bison Range helps us understand the workings of the Refuge environment. Some research projects are short term and prompted by Refuge management questions. Others are long term and provide basic information about a species and/or its relationship to its habitat. In addition, numerous students have obtained higher education degrees while working on these research projects. Most of our research projects are carried out under a Special Use Permit after a proposal is submitted, examined, and approved.Follow the links below for details on some of the ongoing and past research projects at the National Bison Range.
Bighorn Sheep Research with Dr Jack Hogg, Montana Conservation Science Institute
Grasshopper Research with Dr Gary Belovsky, University of Notre Dame
Pronghorn Antelope Research with Dr John Byers, University of Idaho
Owl Research with Denver Holt, Owl Research Institute
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