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Bison-Loving Billionaires Rile Ranchers With Land Grab


Linda Poole can’t restrain herself when it comes to the most-polarizing topic in Montana: the reintroduction of purebred bison. As Poole sees it, the bison aren’t a cause. They’re cuddly fundraising mascots helping the American Prairie Reserve to raise money to advance its mission of land accumulation under the auspices of species preservation.

“If you can ignite people’s imaginations with free-roaming bison,” she says, “you get the bison to make your money.”