The American Bison (Bison bison), often referred to as the buffalo, is an iconic symbol of North America’s natural heritage and a cornerstone species of the continent’s history. These massive herbivores once roamed the plains, grasslands, and forests from Canada to Mexico, numbering in the tens of millions. The ecological significance of bison continues to be recognized. Their grazing behaviors help maintain grasslands and encourage plant diversity, benefiting other species like birds and insects. They also serve as a link to history and culture, reminding us of the deep connections between indigenous peoples and the land. Follow the link to our adventure in the Black Hills of South Dakota to read more about the American Bison.