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Bison watching made easier

The new observation tower at the Belwin Conservancy near Afton was unveiled June 13, during a release of bison onto the property. Staff photo by Amber Kispert

Bison came out to roam at their new home on June 13 when they were released out into the Belwin Conservancy prairies.

That day also marked the unveiling of the new observation tower overlooking the prairies.

The new 20-foot tall tower, which gives spectators a panoramic view of the 150-acres of prairie, was constructed with the support and funding from Kowalski's Markets, the James Ford Bell Foundation, the Ten by Ten Foundation and members of the Belwin Conservancy.

Amber Kispert-Smith

Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.

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