The Wolakota Buffalo Range is historic and unique.

Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

Our venture is grounded in Lakota values and thought, which means we take a holistic view of our operations. We are not focused solely on profit, but instead will implement a regenerative management plan that is infused with Lakota wisdom.

Our Values

Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

A core belief of the Lakota is that we are all related. This tenant extends to animals, which is why we are deeply committed to low-stress, humane handling techniques. Our animals will be 100% grass-fed and we will only do business with organizations who make the same commitment.

Our Herd

Our Philosophy

Our History

Once fully stocked, our herd will be the largest Native-owned and managed herd in the world. Additionally, thanks to our strategic partnerships, we will also have one of the most genetically diverse herds in the world!

Our History

Our Potential

Our History

Nowhere is the historical bond between Native Americans and buffalo more evident than with the Lakota. It is impossible to understate the value the animal had to our people and the impact that was felt when it was taken away.

Our Potential

Our Potential

Our Potential

Our current business model relies on selling surplus animals, but we have already committed $75,000 to a feasibility study for a meat processing plant as a way to amplify our impact.

Our Costs

Our Potential

Our Potential

The ambitious and holistic nature of our idea has garnered substantial in-kind donations. We have a commitment of free bison that will save up to $2 million in start up costs.

Our Partners

Our Partners

Our Partners

We continue to work side by side with World Wildlife Fund in pursuit of our vision. We have  also received guidance from industry leaders and innovators such as Turner Enterprises and Wild Idea Buffalo Co.

Our Vision

Our Partners

Our Partners

As Lakota we are taught to consider the next Seven Generations when making decisions. This project is a perfect example of an initiative that emphasizes sustainability and builds long-term capacity in our community.

Our Land

Our Partners

Our Land

The 28,000 acre property that we are leasing is the exact mixed grass habitat upon which buffalo thrived for millenia. We have a huge opportunity to enact ecological regeneration on a landscape scale.