Herd of bison

Bob Blaser, Waterville, has bison in a pasture north of town. He has raised American bison, which is the state animal, since 1982.

Bob Blaser, Waterville, said it’s important “to take care of the land and leave it better than we found it.”

“Soil is not in endless supply, so we should protect it or it is lost down the river,” he said. “We need to save the soil to keep it from washing away.”