DECEMBER 29th......Buffalo Nations Alert 

Temperature's around West Yellowstone have dipped down to -30F, but the sun's out by mid-morning. The Department of Livestock has created its own imaginary closure on Forest Service land (public land) surrounding their capture facility. Insiders from the Park Service have expressed their belief that this closure is illegitimate and illegal. The Forest Service is the agency in charge of our federal public lands (Department of Livestock is a state agency), is still uncertain whether the closure is legitimate or not. It seems to us that the closure was made up on the spur of the moment to intimidate us, without the consent of all 5 agencies listed on their signs. We remain undaunted.

Last year hundreds of bison were killed on Forest Service land west and north of Yellowstone National Park. One local resident was disgusted to learn that his dog had gained 60 pounds from gorging on the gut piles left near his Horse Butte home. Millions of acres of Forest Service land, public land, SHOULD be open and available as a reservoir for the bison to spill over onto during winter months. We need people to help us focus on this aspect of the campaign.

If we all had one wish on X-mas day, I think we all wished for more folks to join us out here in this winter wonderland. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and practice winter camping skills, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, and tracking animals. If you enjoy these activities, we can accommodate you. We also need people who are good researchers, writers and canvassers.

Those of us already here roam the fields with the buffalo daily and have a kinship with them. The magnificence and ruggedness of these beautiful animals has all of us in awe of their role in nature and humble us in our own role. There is nothing quite like the site of buffalo playing while a bald eagle flies overhead, a coyote hunts for scurrying food, a wolf howls in the not-so-far distance, while we keep a watchful eye out for the D.O.L. All in a day's work at Buffalo Nations. So come out and be ready for action or help support us in anyway you can.


IF YOU CAN ONLY DO ONE THING........

 Millions of acres of Forest Service land, YOUR public land, SHOULD be open and available as a reservoir for the bison to spill over onto during winter months.  We need people to help us focus on this aspect of the campaign.  Many of these lands are leased to a very few cows and the rest are empty!
Write and tell them what you feel.. a quick phone call, postcard or email can make a difference!
Mike Dombeck, Chief; Forest Service, USDA
14th and Independence Avenue, SW
201 14th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20250
4th Floor; NW
Tel: (202)205-1661
E-Mail: comments@www.fs.fed.us
 
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