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Montana Bison Association 25th Anniversary Summer Conference

June 14 - June 16

$75.00 – $125.00
Bison on prairie

June 14-16 at American Prairie, Malta, MT

Conference Fee 125.00 Includes all meals from Dinner Friday through Breakfast Sunday.

Camping available and convenient! Tent sites $13 and RV sites $19

“Buffalo Camp” is only 1 mile from the Enrico Education Center where the meals and the meetings will be.
Buffalo Camp | Where to Stay | American Prairie – BOOK NOW

Room block available at the Great Northern Hotel in Malta

Call 406-654-2100 to reserve a room. Tell them you are with the MBA.
8 rooms available with King Beds for $87 per night plus tax.
7 rooms available with 2 Queen Beds for $92 per night plus tax.

Note – The Prairie is about 45 minutes from Malta and the two ranches on the Prairie are about 45 minutes
apart. Be prepared to drive around a lot. AWD/4WD is necessary.

Bring bug spray for the mosquitoes and all-weather gear for outdoor activities. Donations greatly appreciated
for the really fun silent auction.

Avenza maps and OnX hunting maps are recommended for offline use. Cell service can be unreliable.

Kicking off Friday at 3pm at the Enrico Education Center, we have snacks, drinks, and a great line up of
speakers:

Pedro Calderon Dominguez – American Prairie Bison Operations Manager

Teri Harper – Aaniiih/Nakoda College Buffalo Program Coordinator

Jason Belcourt–Tribal Buffalo Operations at Rocky Boy Reservation; Cree/ Chippewa cultural herd and food
sovereignty / commercial herd

Enjoy a delicious bison dinner! Bison meat provided by American Prairie.

Really Fun Silent Auction Opens – Donations accepted and appreciated for auction items.

Saturday morning speakers:

Moritz Espy – 777 Bison Ranch Manager & NBA Regional Director speaking on Holistic Bison Ranch Finance

Cody Spencer – Soil Health and Grazing Specialist & Bison Rancher from Alberta Canada

Saturday afternoon, grab your deluxe sack lunch and head to the Sun Prairie Unit, 27,000 acres with 450
bison. We will see the bison handling facility and hear from Ken Klemm, NBA President, long time bison rancher,
grazing specialist and consultant. Ken will be speaking on grassland monitoring and ecological processes.

Saturday evening (along with another great bison dinner), Jim Matheson from the NBA will present. There will be a brief MBA business meeting with a vote on the mission / vision statement for the bylaws. Really Fun Silent Auction Closes – Cash Check and Cards accepted. Have fun bidding!

Sunday morning, we will have breakfast at the White Rock Ranch and then tour some of the 30,000 acres.
This ranch has 380 bison. We will discuss herd social structure, fences, water, grazing model, and wildlife
habitat relationships.

“Pedro, Cody, Moritz, Ken, and Jim, what a line up! This is a meeting not to miss!” Doc Woerner

 

MBA 2024 Summer Conference Agenda

Friday 6/14 – Enrico Education Center

3pm – Welcome!

Pedro Calderon Dominguez – American Prairie Bison Restoration

Teri Harper – Aaniiih/Nakoda College Buffalo Program and Student Participation

Jason Belcourt – Tribal Buffalo Operations at Rocky Boy Reservation; Cree/ Chippewa cultural herd and food
sovereignty / commercial herd

Really Fun Silent Auction Opens – Please bring items to donate for the auction.

6pm – Dinner and Social

Saturday 6/15 – Enrico Education Center

8am – Breakfast

9am – Speakers

Moritz Espy – NBA Regional Director; Holistic approach to Bison Ranching and Finances

Cody Spencer – Soil Health and Grazing Specialist; Fundamentals of Soil Health and Regenerative Grazing on
Bison Operations

11:30am – Field Trip & Speaker

Sack lunches to the bison handling facility at the Sun Prairie Unit (27,000 acres with 450 bison)

Ken Klemm, NBA President, long time bison rancher, grazing specialist and consultant, will speak on grassland
monitoring and ecological processes.

5pm – Social Hour & Dinner

Jim Matheson Executive Director, National Bison Association.

MBA business meeting with a vote on the mission / vision statement for the bylaws.

Really Fun Silent Auction Closes – Have fun bidding at the auction. Cash, Check, and Cards accepted.

Sunday 6/16 – White Rock Ranch

8am – Breakfast

9am – Field Trip – White Rock Ranch (30,000 acres, 380 bison)
Discuss herd social structure, fences, water, grazing model, and wildlife habitat relationships.

12pm – Saludos y despedida!

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Start:
June 14
End:
June 16
Cost:
$75.00 – $125.00
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