The National Bison Range near Charlo has a way of anchoring itself in local’s sense of where they come from and who they are now.
Dave Stipe remembers as a kid taking visitors out to the range to see the herd.
"We grew up in our hot lunches eating the buffalo, the deer and the elk from the bison range," Stipe says.
Now, as a Lake County Commissioner, Stipe is part of a group working alongside the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to outline how the Range and a few nearby wildlife refuges will be managed in the future.