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I met Dan O’Brien at a (The) Nature Conservancy annual meeting where he was signing his new book, Buffalo for the Broken Heart, which chronicled his switch from cattle to American bison on his South Dakota ranch.  TNC was supportive of his efforts as a way to restore South Dakota prairie, bison being the missing component in this endangered ecosystem.  I told Dan of my interest in photographing bison and that my husband was also a photographer.  “Come take pictures,” he smiled as he handed me the autographed book.  When I asked Richard about going to the Broken Heart, he said, “Oh, I’d like that.”  In June, 2004 we showed up to stay at the ranch, photograph the herd, and experience part of South Dakota.
To learn more about Dan O’Brien, his ranch, and prairie grass-fed, sustainably and humanely harvested bison: wildideabuffalo.com

(I learned a few years ago that biologists now believe the American Bison (Bison bison) was most numerous mammal to ever inhabit Earth.)
To learn more about Dan O’Brien, his ranch, and prairie grass-fed, sustainably and humanely harvested bison:  www.wildideabuffalo.com.
(I learned a few years ago that biologists now believe the American Bison (Bison bison) was most numerous mammal to ever inhabit Earth.)
© Richard Johnson