Where the buffalo roam

Karen of Grand Haven Township asked, "I was recently surprised to see three or four buffalo in a field southwest of the Grand Haven Airport and I'm wondering if bison steaks are making a 21st-century comeback in local eateries?"
Mark Brooky
Jun 14, 2013

ANSWER:

I don't know about the popularity of bison steaks, but the animals you see along 168th Avenue in Grand Haven Township have been grazing there for many years.

Township Manager Bill Cargo said the grazeland property is two parcels that total about 19 acres and are zoned "rural residential." The keeping of livestock (i.e., agriculture) on this parcel is a permitted use of the property as an "existing non-conformity" use, Cargo explained. If it was a new activity, this agricultural activity would require a special land use permit.

"The property owner (Reenders) can have a total of about eight of the animals on the property," Cargo added.

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Comments

christopher

It is interesting in an article about a local story ... that no one went out to take a picture of the local event. It seems like this would be worth a local picture instead of a file / stock photo.

Vast Right Wing...

What!! You are expecting a member of the media to actually do some journalism work, and go outside when they can sit at their desk and just parrot what is fed to them?

christopher

Yikes ... don't hold back :-)

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