Re-Bisoning the West at Ogden Nature Center

30 October 2019 Published in News & Events

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Re-Bisoning the West at Ogden Nature Center

Millions of majestic bison once roamed territory stretching from Alaska to Mexico. This awe-inspiring species, designated the National Mammal of the United States in 2016, has come close to extinction—and great effort is needed to preserve it for future generations. Award-winning journalist Kurt Repanshek provides an in-depth look at the history of bison and present-day endeavors to return this keystone species to the land in his new book Re-Bisoning the West: Restoring an American Icon to the Landscape.

Kurt will read from and discuss Re-Bisoning the West on

Tuesday, November 19 at 7 PM

Ogden Nature Center

Ogden, UT

"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    

Kurt Repanshek is the founder and editor-in-chief of National Parks Traveler, the only editorially independent media organization dedicated to daily coverage of national parks and protected areas. His work has appeared in SmithsonianAudubonNational Geographic Traveler, and numerous other periodicals. He lives in Park City, Utah.


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