Saving the American Bison
Baynes may best be known for his efforts to save the nearly extinct American bison. He lectured widely and sought both financial and political help from well known people. He created a 'seed' herd in Corbin Park. Animals from that herd along with others were successfully transported to St. Ignatius, Montana to re-introduce buffalo to that area. The St. Ignatius Mission and the Flathead Indian Reservation were there, and Baynes photographed them as well.