Tell the Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) to Stop Hazing Wild Bison Where Threatened Grizzly Bears are Present!
While BFC vehemently opposes the Interagency Bison Management Plan, there are some provisions that are intended to reduce the impacts of wild bison hazing on other threatened and endangered species. Yellowstone grizzly bears are an endangered species that are extremely sensitive to helicopter bison hazing operations. All of the agencies involved in the IBMP promised that “hazing operations would cease if there was evidence of grizzlies being active in the area.” Despite the fact that Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) employees have confirmed grizzly bear presence in the Hebgen Basin, which include portions of Yellowstone National Park and Gallatin National Forest, the MDOL still intended to conduct helicopter hazing operations in that area last week. Luckily for the wildlife, the federally-funded MDOL helicopter found no wild buffalo to harass. The MDOL will likely continue this illegal activity unless it is held accountable by the public.
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