"The Lamar Buffalo Ranch, which is a National Register Historic District, is being proposed for some sustainable energy infrastructure improvements."
"The Lamar Buffalo Ranch was created to preserve one of the last free-roaming bison (buffalo) herds in the United States. The ranch was established in 1907 when 28 bison were moved from Fort Yellowstone to the Lamar Valley in the northeast portion of the park."
Lamar is an unbelievable place that's off grid and they value renewable energy so much that they are planning on adding to its existing system. If this piece of American history can be updated with modern equipment to help monitor energy use, raise awareness about solar energy usage and reduce greenhouse emissions; then heck, I'm all for it!
The ranch is about 10 miles from the nearest electric service and it proposes a plan to increase the amount of renewable energy that's already in place. System improvements would reduce energy and water usage. These enhancements would include solar storage batteries and a micro hydro turbine; man, I want one of those!
This project serves as an off grid model for environmental stewardship and education at Yellowstone National Park; way to go Yellowstone!