Presenter: Danny Sweptson

Commission Agenda Item No. 6
Bison Herd
November 2001

I. Discussion: The Texas State Bison Herd (TSBH ) represents the last known population of bison native to Texas and possibility the last representatives of the Great Southern Herd, which roamed over Texas and several adjacent states. Goals of the project are to: (1) Implement a selective breeding program to increase the herd’s size and maintain it’s unique genetic integrity. (2) develop public viewing opportunities while staying within guidelines of the overall goals of the TSBH project and (3) development of a statewide interpretative program to educate the public about the TSBH and the role of bison in Texas history and the prairie ecosystem.