- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Wildlife officials are looking for the public’s input on five options that could replace Montana’s almost 15-year-old Yellowstone bison management plan.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1ePn6Fk) Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Bozeman region supervisor Sam Sheppard says a lot has changed since the 2001 plan was put in place to help manage population and the spread of brucellosis between livestock and bison.

These five proposed conservation plans attempt to address those changes, like the lessening cattle population near the park boundaries. Only one doesn’t allow for population control through slaughter.

Yellowstone National Park superintendent Dan Wenk says he expects the meetings in Gardiner and West Yellowstone to be different from the cordial one held Tuesday night in Bozeman.

People can provide input on the proposals until June 15.

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Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com

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