Bison released at Belwin Conservancy

NorthStar Bison released a herd of bison onto Belwin Conservancy’s prairie on May 17.

AFTON   Each spring since 2008, NorthStar Bison (Cameron, Wisconsin) has released a group of juvenile males onto Belwin’s prairie. This year’s herd will reside at Belwin through early autumn. The public are welcome to observe the herd from Belwin’s bison platform and viewing area, located at 15551 Division St., in Afton. 

Observation Guidelines:

• Open daily from dawn to dusk. 

• Portable, ADA-accessible

restroom is available until


• The first bison platform is fully accessible. 

• Please stay in the designated viewing areas to observe the bison. 

• While the fence around the parking area is not electric, the rest of the prairie is surrounded by wildlife-friendly electric fencing (please do not touch the fence). 

• Follow Minnesota Department of Health guidelines on distancing. 

For more information go to or call 651-436-5189. 

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