Healthy Lands

At one time, 50 million buffalo roamed the Great Plains, where they were an integral part of maintaining the healthy biodiversity of the prairie ecosystem. Today, the same number of cattle now graze in their place, and yet that same ecosystem is nearly destroyed. Unlike buffalo, grazing cattle strip the rangeland of its plants, grass, trees and shrubs which contributes to the erosion of topsoil and the disappearance of many plant species.

In addition to restoring native prairie grasses, buffalo actually help to mitigate harmful carbon emissions that contribute to global warming. Buffalo release less methane (a greenhouse gas) than cattle. (That’s right. Buffalo don’t fart.) While this might not seem like a big deal, when you consider just how many cattle there are, it has a measurable impact on our environment. In addition, since grazing buffalo are not destructive to the prairie landscape, native grasses and other plants remain intact and are able to sequester more carbon in the earth rather than releasing it into the atmosphere.

Buffalo production is an environmentally-friendly way to produce traditional, healthy foods using Native American lands and resources. 

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