No Room to Roam documents the clash between buffalo hunters and protesters near West Yellowstone, Montana. Bison have historically used land in Montana outside of Yellowstone Park as winter range and calving grounds. Montana doesn’t want bison roaming outside of the park and alleges that bison, which can carry the disease brucellosis, pose a threat to cattle herds in the state. Using the buffalo as a metaphor, No Room to Roam illustrates how land available for wildlife is rapidly disappearing. The buffalo were nearly wiped out during the turn-of-the-century wave of human expansion into their habitat. This human “progress”Â continues today as wildlife habitat is destroyed by developers carving up remaining wilderness areas.
No Room to Roam