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  • Conservationists Seek Emergency Injunction To Prevent Slaughter of Yellowstone Bison

    Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction (PDF 120k) Helena, Montana - A coalition of conservation groups, Native Americans, and Montanans filed an urgent motion for injunctive relief in federal court today to prevent a repeat of the 2008...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2010/2011/conservationists-seek-emergency-injunction-to-prevent-slaughter-of-yellowstone-bison
  • Conservationists File Suit Against Federal Agencies To End Slaughter of Yellowstone Bison

    Woodbury 830-3099 Stephany Seay 646-0070 Bison Habitat Lawsuit Page Missoula, Montana - A coalition of conservation groups, Native Americans, and Montanans are suing the National Park Service for their role in slaughtering 3,300 wild American bison that...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2009/2010/conservationists-file-suit-against-federal-agencies-to-end-slaughter-of-yellowstone-bison
  • Bison or Buffalo & Native Americans

    tribal voice in managment decisions affecting the herds. Here we take an historical look at the inseparable destinies of native peoples and the buffalo (also called bison) they depended upon for existence. The slaughter of buffalo as presented by...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/about-buffalo/buffalo-and-native-americans
  • What about Native American involvement in the Yellowstone buffalo?

    To Native Americans the buffalo represent the essence of their social, cultural, and spiritual identity and a relationship tens of thousands of years old. That the tribes haven't been allowed at the table where the ranchers, land managers, and...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/faq/what-about-native-american-involvement-in-the-yellowstone-buffalo
  • Governor Steve Bullock to Be Honored by Native Leaders, Wild Buffalo Allies

    970-390-2380, mease@wildrockies.org HELENA, MONTANA: On Thursday, February 18, from 1:00-4:00pm, in the Capitol Rotunda, Native American leaders, spiritual peoples, and legislators representing various buffalo culture tribes will join with Buffalo Field...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2015/2016/governor-steve-bullock-to-be-honored-by-native-leaders-wild-buffalo-allies
  • `Buffalo Wild` Submitted to Native American Music Awards!

    words of the legendary John Trudell, and talented musicians Goodshield Aguilar and Mignon Geli, has been submitted to the Native American Music Awards. We are very excited to report that Buffalo Wild , the powerful music video created by BFC's Mike...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/bfc-news/updates-2016-2017/buffalo-wild-submitted-to-native-american-music-awards
  • Yellowstone Bison Habitat Website Launched

    bison habitat and mapping site: http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/habitat.html Conservation status of American Bison as a native wildlife species: http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/habitat/bisonconservation.html West Yellowstone, Montana - Buffalo...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2006/2007/yellowstone-bison-habitat-website-launched
  • The Problems & Our Solutions

    affecting wild bison. Raise public awareness about wild buffalo, the threats to their survival, and the need to preserve native Yellowstone habitat because the herds depend upon it for their existence. Build grassroots (public and other nonprofit)...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/what-we-do/the-problems-and-our-solutions
  • Buffalo and Native Americans

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/table/about-buffalo/buffalo-and-native-americans/
  • Wild American Bison Stolen from Yellowstone National Park Threatened with Population Control

    potential for the last wild population of American buffalo,” Seay said. Population control was rejected as an alternative in the IBMP Record of Decision and Final Environmental Impact Statement signed in 2000 because environmental impacts would be “too...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2010/2011/wild-american-bison-stolen-from-yellowstone-national-park-threatened-with-population-control
  • National Mammal In Peril As Yellowstone National Park Starts Capturing Wild Bison

    such monumental significance in this country, as a symbol of the wild, untamed land, as the true shapers and stewards of native grasslands and prairie communities, and for their profound cultural importance to many indigenous tribes,” said Stephany Seay...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2016/2017/national-mammal-in-peril-as-yellowstone-national-park-starts-capturing-wild-bison
  • Yellowstone Buffalo Slaughter History

    will, as long as we allow business as usual." Buffalo as Target for Eradication Plans Wishing to control the land of the native people, and knowing the Indians’ complete dependence upon the buffalo, 19th century government leaders launched a campaign to...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/about-buffalo/yellowstone-buffalo-slaughter-history
  • First Tribal Permit Used in Montana's Yellowstone Bison Hunt

    tribe." As far as BFC witnessed, the Little Shell hunter held no ceremony in reverence for the buffalo. "How can we, as Native People exhibit prayer so it is understood by those watching? With this hunt the Native People have been forced [by the state]...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2005/2006/first-tribal-permit-used-in-montana-s-yellowstone-bison-hunt
  • Wild Bison Slaughter Breaks 20th Century Record

    questioning their genetic integrity. In the United States, only one wild bison population has continuously occupied its native range since prehistoric time: the Yellowstone bison (Gates et al. 2005). Loss of genetic diversity stemming from the near...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2007/2008/wild-bison-slaughter-breaks-20th-century-record
  • Yellowstone Captures Wild Bison

    by Montana livestock interests for the unjust and harsh treatment inflicted upon wild bison when they migrate into their native Montana. There has never been a documented case of wild bison transmitting the livestock disease to cattle. Other wildlife,...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2010/2011/yellowstone-captures-wild-bison
  • Wild Buffalo Released Again From Yellowstone's Controversial Trap

    National Park operates the trap as a means to appease Montana livestock interests, who hold extreme prejudice against native wild buffalo and frown upon them roaming their native Montana home lands. In mid-January, 52 bull bison were released from...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2017-2018/wild-buffalo-released-again-from-yellowstone-s-controversial-trap
  • Congress Investigates Yellowstone Bison Slaughter

    corridors for bison to migrate through private lands in the Yellowstone area." Bison are killed for attempting to access native habitat outside the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park because livestock interests assert that bison may transmit...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2006/2007/congress-investigates-yellowstone-bison-slaughter
  • Yellowstone National Park Slaughters 37 of America's Last Wild Buffalo

    American icon," said Seay, "These bison are our national heritage, a keystone species critical to the ecological health of native grasslands." The bison were captured for following their natural migratory instincts and walking onto or near habitat that...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2007/2008/yellowstone-national-park-slaughters-37-of-america-s-last-wild-buffalo
  • Bison Slaughter Increases in Yellowstone

    necessary to prevent the spread of brucellosis from wild bison to cattle. Brucellosis is a livestock disease introduced to native wildlife in the early 20th century. However, there has never been a documented case of wild bison transmitting brucellosis...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2007/2008/bison-slaughter-increases-in-yellowstone
  • New License Plate for Montana: Let the Buffalo Roam

    Ron Hunter 775-746-6824 Montana - Wild bison advocates across the state of Montana will be able to show their support for native wild buffalo with issuance of a new license plate. The license plate, featuring an image of a buffalo and the words "Let the...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2007/2008/new-license-plate-for-montana-let-the-buffalo-roam
  • Buffalo Field Campaign Supports Montana Bison Bill

    1) Removal of the Department of Livestock's authority over wild bison management; 2) Respect for wild bison as a valued native wildlife species in Montana; and 3) Addressing concerns of private property owners who welcome wild bison on their land,"...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2008/2009/buffalo-field-campaign-supports-montana-bison-bill
  • Man Blocks Road to Yellowstone Bison Trap

    which is heavily influenced by Montana's livestock industry. The IBMP allows for hazing (chasing) of bison out for their native Montana, a lengthy late-season harvest, and capture for slaughter and research. American citizens and others world-wide have...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2013/2014/man-blocks-road-to-yellowstone-bison-trap
  • Bibliography

    (YELL), YNP Superintendent (July 7, 1997). Fisher, J.W., and T. Roll (1998). "Ecological Relationships Between Bison and Native Americans During Late Prehistory and the Early Historic Period." In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Bison...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/get-involved/student-resources-about-bison/bibliography
  • Yellowstone Valley

    yellowstone valley

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/about-buffalo/buffalo-and-native-americans/yellowstone-valley
  • Legal

    US Forest Service, US Department of Interior, and Yellowstone National Park on land use within the Yellowstone bison herd's native range. The (federal) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has provided the public the right to request access to records from...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/what-we-do/politics-courtrooms/legal
  • BFC Outreach Education - Tabling 2017 in Yellowstone National Park

    the original Lakota name, “Pte.” Visitors to Yellowstone engaged with science students, outdoor educators, activists, and native volunteers from all around Turtle Island. One young environmentalist and journalism student, Daniel M., also known as...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/bfc-news/updates-2016-2017/bfc-outreach-education-tabling-2017-in-yellowstone-national-park
  • Buffalo Coin Celebration Premature in Light of Yellowstone Slaughter

    nickel." Dan Brister of the Buffalo Field Campaign called the celebration premature, "With wild buffalo unwelcome on their native range, with the National Park Service participating in the annual slaughter of hundreds of buffalo, and with the interests...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2004/2005/buffalo-coin-celebration-premature-in-light-of-yellowstone-slaughter
  • Montana Shows Intolerance for Bison in First Capture Operation of the Season

    said Darrell Geist, a member of the Buffalo Field Campaign. "When local ranchers import cattle to graze on the bison's native habitat, it should be the ranchers job to mind their cattle. If they want help from the state to protect their cattle, it...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2006/2007/montana-shows-intolerance-for-bison-in-first-capture-operation-of-the-season
  • Montana Slaughters Yellowstone Bison In First Kill Of Season

    said Darrell Geist, a member of the Buffalo Field Campaign. "When local ranchers import cattle to graze on the bison's native habitat, it should be the ranchers' job to mind their cattle. If they want help from the state to protect their cattle, it...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2006/2007/montana-slaughters-yellowstone-bison-in-first-kill-of-season
  • Open Season on America's Last Wild Bison

    of this shoot 'em at the border Department of Livestock led "hunt" with no year round habitat." Wild American bison, while native to vast expanses of North America, are granted no year-round habitat in Montana. There is never a time that wild bison are...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2007/2008/open-season-on-america-s-last-wild-bison
  • Montana & Tribal Bison Hunts Take Toll Along Yellowstone Boundary

    have been issued, with another 14 being split between both treaty hunt tribes. Wild American bison are a migratory species native to vast expanses of North America, with the last wild population in the U.S. living in and around Yellowstone National...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2007/2008/montana-tribal-bison-hunts-take-toll-along-yellowstone-boundary
  • Yellowstone National Park Captures 53 of America's Last Wild Bison

    Cattle interests claim such actions are necessary to prevent the spread of brucellosis, a livestockdisease introduced to native wildlife in the early 20th century, from wild bison to cattle. However, there has never been a documented case of wild bison...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2007/2008/yellowstone-national-park-captures-53-of-america-s-last-wild-bison
  • Groups File Suit to Protect Quarantined Bison & Public Trust

    Western WatershedsProject who is litigating the case, said, "Fish, Wildlife and Parks had five years to develop an alternative that would keep these bison in the public domain, and the public even suggested several reasonable options for these bison to...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2009/2010/groups-file-suit-to-protect-quarantined-bison-public-trust
  • Lawsuit To Be Heard in U.S. Federal Court Over Slaughter of America's Last Wild Buffalo

    Judge Charles C. Lovell will hear arguments for summary judgment in a lawsuit filed by a coalition of conservation groups, Native Americans, and Montanans against Yellowstone National Park and the Gallatin National Forest for harming wild bison and...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2010/2011/lawsuit-to-be-heard-in-u-s-federal-court-over-slaughter-of-america-s-last-wild-buffalo
  • An Open Letter to Tribal Leaders & the American People

    that buffalo provide to the ecosystem. The government does not bring public attention to the suffering it has caused to native plants, birds and animals when newborn buffalo calves flee Montana, driven away under the propellers of livestock agency...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2013/2014/an-open-letter-to-tribal-leaders-the-american-people
  • Wild Bison Advocates Plan Week of Action

    on the issues impacting America's last wild buffalo, and field orientations. Tuesday, February 10, BFC will support a Native American rally in Helena (BFC Press Release - 02/04/15), Montana from 1:00 - 3:00 to help empower and amplify native voices on...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2014/2015/wild-bison-advocates-plan-week-of-action
  • IBMP Meeting: YNP Bison Biologist Announces Retirement

    not mentioned. The most interesting thing at this meeting was the afternoon’s discussion of population goals. Initially, native wildlife experts talked about setting aside population numbers and managing for lack of human conflict. Bisonbiologists from...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/bfc-news/updates-2017-2018/ibmp-meeting-ynp-bison-biologist-announces-retirement
  • Men Block Road to Yellowstone's Buffalo Trap

    Defense’s release included statements from the two men: Wolf stated, “My father is fromMichaocan, Mexico, so I have both Native and colonizer blood. Since I wasn’t raised in a Native setting, this is my way to give back to the Native community. I’m from...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2017-2018/men-block-road-to-yellowstone-s-buffalo-trap
  • Report: American Bison A Species Of Conservation Concern

    that displace buffalo from their home ranges, and state intolerance, threaten the viability and diversity of buffalo – a native keystone species. In response, Buffalo Field Campaign has prepared a report in support of Region 1 and the Custer Gallatin...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2017-2018/report-american-bison-a-species-of-conservation-concern
  • That’s a Wrap! Thank You to Everyone for Another Excellent BFC Road Show!

    events in Portland. The first one was at the Bison Coffee House, a family run coffee house owned Loretta Guzman a Portland native and member of the Shoshone Bannock Tribe of Fort Hall, Idaho. This coffee house was amazing. They had delicious soup and...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/bfc-news/updates-2017-2018/that-s-a-wrap-thank-you-to-everyone-for-another-excellent-bfc-road-show
  • Mission - Vision - Values

    and slaughter of Yellowstone’s wild buffalo herds; protect the natural habitat of wild, free-roaming buffalo and other native wildlife; and work with all people—especially Indigenous Nations—to honor and protect the sacredness of the wild buffalo. We...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/who-we-are/mission-vision-values
  • About MCA 81-2-120

    is no year-round population of wild buffalo in Montana, and no provision in MCA 81-2-120 to sustain wild buffalo—a wild, native species that Montana biologists recognize as vulnerable to “extinction or extirpation in the state.” (9) How Did MCA 81-2-120...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/get-involved/advocacy-act-now/about-mca-81-2-120
  • From Yellowstone to Standing Rock: We are One for the Buffalo and Sacred Waters

    in the remote Pelican Valley — it is the descendants of these strong survivors —the last to continuously occupy their native habitat — who we stand with today. Buffalo Field Campaign stands in solidarity with Standing Rock and all water protectors...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/bfc-news/updates-2016-2017/from-yellowstone-to-standing-rock-we-are-one-for-the-buffalo-and-sacred-waters
  • 104 Yellowstone Bison Hazed while Hunt is Underway

    hunt is underway, the agencies are conducting hazing operations. Imagine the outcry if federal agents chased elk from their native range at the height of elk season." On Friday, November 25, hunters shot two bull bison, members of America's only...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2005/2006/104-yellowstone-bison-hazed-while-hunt-is-underway
  • FWP Suspends Montana Bison Hunt; DOL Plans Hazing

    be far less opposition to the state's bison hunt." BFC opposes Montana's bison hunt because wild bison are not valued as a native wildlife species in Montana and are never allowed in the state without being subjected to hazing, capture, slaughter,...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2005/2006/fwp-suspends-montana-bison-hunt-dol-plans-hazing
  • Yellowstone Bison Slaughter Exceeds 500

    the supposed reason for the Park's heavy-handed management. US Homeland Security agents have been escorting the country's native wild bison to slaughter facilities in Montana and Idaho, some as far away as 500 miles. The NPS justifies Yellowstone's...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2005/2006/yellowstone-bison-slaughter-exceeds-500
  • Montana Bison Hunt Ends, Slaughter Continues

    buffalo currently being held in the Stephens Creek capture facility will be sent to slaughter later this week. Bison are native to Montana, yet the state has refused to respect them as a valued, native wildlife species. Bison are denied access to...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2005/2006/montana-bison-hunt-ends-slaughter-continues
  • Wild Bison Population Plummets as Montana & National Park Service Trap & Slaughter Hundreds of Yellowstone Bison

    Field Campaign (BFC) spokesperson. "The bottom line is that the cattle industry fears wild bison re-inhabiting their native range, much of which is located on America's public lands." In 1999, U.S. taxpayers spent $13 million for land and conservation...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2005/2006/wild-bison-population-plummets-as-montana-national-park-service-trap-slaughter-hundreds-of-yellowstone-bison
  • Massive DOL Bison Hazing Operation Disrupts Region & Neighborhoods

    "I live here because I love this place, I love the bison, and DOL is pushing people to their limits." Nearly 1,000 native wild buffalo have been killed during the 2005-2006 winter under management actions carried out by the Montana Department of...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2005/2006/massive-dol-bison-hazing-operation-disrupts-region-neighborhoods
  • Bison Hunt Expanded by MT Fish, Wildlife, and Parks

    spokeswoman Stephany Seay. "Wild bison are ecologically extinct in Montana. The state currently doesn't value bison as a native wildlife species and livestock interests are calling the shots. Bison must be provided year-round habitat and be allowed to...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2005/2006/bison-hunt-expanded-by-mt-fish-wildlife-and-parks
  • Wild Buffalo Cows and Calves Captured by Livestock Agents

    nor be able to live out their lives as a wild, migratory species. "While the state touts quarantine as an alternative to slaughter, they offer this domestication process as an ultimatum to Native Americans who want to return wild buffalo to tribal...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2004/2005/wild-buffalo-cows-and-calves-captured-by-livestock-agents
  • 19 Wild Buffalo Cows and Calves Slaughtered by Livestock Agents

    nor be able to liveout their lives as a wild, migratory species. "While the state touts quarantine as an alternative to slaughter, they offer this domestication process as an ultimatum to Native Americans who want to return buffalo to tribal lands....

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2004/2005/19-wild-buffalo-cows-and-calves-slaughtered-by-livestock-agents
  • Wild Buffalo Suffer Week of Capture, Quarantine & Slaughter

    nor be able to live out their lives as a wild, migratory species. "While the state touts quarantine as an alternative to slaughter, they offer this domestication process as an ultimatum to Native Americans who want to return buffalo to tribal lands....

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2004/2005/wild-buffalo-suffer-week-of-capture-quarantine-slaughter
  • Gallatin National Forest Removes Public Records Sought Under Freedom of Information Act

    the Freedom of Information Act since June 2004. The group is researching land use within the Yellowstone bison herd's native and historic range. "The Forest Service violated their public trust responsibility by removing records we had been seeking under...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2004/2005/gallatin-national-forest-removes-public-records-sought-under-freedom-of-information-act
  • Gallatin National Forest Destroyed Files Sought by Bison Advocates

    has been researching government files since June 2004 to gather information on land use within the Yellowstone bison herd's native and historic range. "We want to know what records the Gallatin National Forest destroyed, " says Dan Brister of the...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2004/2005/gallatin-national-forest-destroyed-files-sought-by-bison-advocates
  • Park Service Sends Another 30 Wild Buffalo to Slaughter

    we should start calling it Yellowstone National Ranch." Yellowstone is the only place in America continuously occupied by native buffalo. The park provided sanctuary to 23 individuals that survived the 19th century near extinction. The Yellowstone herd...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2003/2004/park-service-sends-another-30-wild-buffalo-to-slaughter
  • Yellowstone Bison Border Shoot Begins

    agency plan are subjected to harassment or death any time they enter the state. Montana is a critical part of the bison's native habitat. The Montana Department of Livestock (DOL) is the authorizing agency of the hunt, yet this agency lacks any training...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2006/2007/yellowstone-bison-border-shoot-begins
  • Advocates to Hold Week of Action as Yellowstone Bison Slaughter Continues

    of Buffalo Field Campaign. "These bison are our national heritage, a keystone species critical to the ecological health of native grasslands and sacred to First Nations. The American people want the slaughter to stop now." On Friday, the Park Service...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2007/2008/advocates-to-hold-week-of-action-as-yellowstone-bison-slaughter-continues
  • Citizen Takes Action to Shut Down Bison Trap

    wild bison from migrating to lands outside of Yellowstone's boundaries. Wild American bison are a migratory species native to vast expanses of North America and are ecologically extinct everywhere in the United States outside of Yellowstone National...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2007/2008/citizen-takes-action-to-shut-down-bison-trap
  • Bison Advocate Forcibly Removed from Protest Platform

    wild bison from migrating to lands outside of Yellowstone's boundaries. Wild American bison are a migratory species native to vast expanses of North America and are ecologically extinct everywhere in the United States outside of Yellowstone National...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2007/2008/bison-advocate-forcibly-removed-from-protest-platform
  • Two Women Protest Bison Slaughter in Yellowstone Park

    wild bison from migrating to lands outside of Yellowstone's boundaries. Wild American bison are a migratory species native to vast expanses of North America and are ecologically extinct everywhere in the United States outside of Yellowstone National...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2007/2008/two-women-protest-bison-slaughter-in-yellowstone-park
  • Private Property Rights Violated by Livestock Agents Hazing Wild Bison

    out under the Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP), as well as state and treaty hunts. Bison are a migratory species native to vast expanses of North America and are ecologically extinct everywhere in the United States outside of Yellowstone...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2007/2008/private-property-rights-violated-by-livestock-agents-hazing-wild-bison
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Shoots Wild Bull Bison in Idaho

    "This is part of the bison's historic migration. For the past several years we've seen bison attempt to access their native habitat in Idaho only to be met with a bullet. As today's shooting makes perfectly clear, Idaho shares Montana's intolerance for...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2008/2009/us-department-of-agriculture-shoots-wild-bull-bison-in-idaho
  • Wild Bison Advocates Oppose FWP Commission "Bison Management Harvest" Proposal

    the last population to retain their identity as a wildlife species. Wild bison are ecologically extinct throughout their native North American range and efforts are underway to gain Endangered Species Act protection for this last continuously wild...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2011/2012/wild-bison-advocates-oppose-fwp-commission-bison-management-harvest-proposal
  • America's Last Wild Bison Abused by Helicopter, Horsemen

    unjustifiable and certainly unnecessary," said Buffalo Field Campaign spokeswoman Stephany Seay. "Wild migratory bison are native to Montana, and are an ecologically extinct keystone wildlife species. The Yellowstone herds are beloved the world over,...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2012/2013/america-s-last-wild-bison-abused-by-helicopter-horsemen
  • Yellowstone Initiates 2014 Wild Bison Slaughter

    confined to the man-made boundaries of Yellowstone National Park and consequently are ecologically extinct throughout their native range. Buffalo Field Campaign is a non-profit public interest organization founded in 1997 to stop the slaughter of...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2013/2014/yellowstone-initiates-2014-wild-bison-slaughter
  • Yellowstone National Park Sends More of America's Last Wild Bison to Slaughter

    confined to the man-made boundaries of Yellowstone National Park and consequently are ecologically extinct throughout their native range. Buffalo Field Campaign is a non-profit public interest organization founded in 1997 to stop the slaughter of...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2013/2014/yellowstone-national-park-sends-more-of-america-s-last-wild-bison-to-slaughter
  • Bison Activist Arraigned

    basis in science," said Stephany Seay, a BFC spokesperson. "Wild American bison are ecologically extinct throughout their native range, and while they have no federal protections they certainly warrant Endangered Species Act protections." The wild bison...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2013/2014/bison-activist-arraigned
  • Bison Activist Convicted of Blocking Yellowstone's Wild Bison Trap

    by Montana's livestock industry. The IBMP allows for the government shooting and hazing (chasing) of bison from their native Montana habitat, a lengthy late-season harvest, and capture for slaughter and research. American citizens and others world-wide...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2013/2014/bison-activist-convicted-of-blocking-yellowstone-s-wild-bison-trap
  • Yellowstone Bison Sent to Slaughter

    chartered InterTribal Buffalo Council. "It is unthinkable, profoundly incongruent, that Yellowstone National Park and Native Americans would participate in the brutal abuse and slaughter of the only wild population of buffalo remaining in this country,"...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2014/2015/yellowstone-bison-sent-to-slaughter
  • Wild Bison Escape Capture In Yellowstone

    the chemical pesticide GonaCon. "You think to yourself that this couldn't possibly be happening, that Yellowstone and some Native Americans could do this, but the shocking reality is that those who should be the fiercest champions and strongest allies...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2014/2015/wild-bison-escape-capture-in-yellowstone
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Denies Endangered Species Act Protection for the Iconic Yellowstone Bison

    are a distinct population of bison, reversing its 2011 position. “If buffalo are to recover as a wild species in their native ecosystem, science must prevail over politics,” said BFC Executive Director Dan Brister. “The best available science indicates...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2015/2016/us-fish-wildlife-service-denies-endangered-species-act-protection-for-the-iconic-yellowstone-bison
  • Road Show - Corvallis, OR

    Thursday, September 20, 5:30pm - 7:00pm Corvallis, OR Oregon State University Native American Longhouse Eena 311 SW 26th St Corvallis, OR 97331 Map Contact: Casandra 541-207-6394 Thursday, September 20, 5:30pm - 7:00pm Corvallis, OR Oregon State...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/get-involved/events-calendar?id=108&view=event
  • Contact Politicians & Agencies

    National Forest is a signatory to the Interagency Bison Management Plan. They are responsible for managing habitat for native wildlife, yet they have failed to include native wild bison in the Forest’s general management plan.They are also responsible...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/get-involved/advocacy-act-now/contact-politicians-and-agencies
  • Rebecca Smith

    actively litigates environmental and civil rights cases that have a real, practical effect on the world. Her cases protect native forests, grizzly bears, bison, elk, and native trout species, as well as the First Amendment rights of those working in the...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/who-we-are/advisory-board/rebecca-smith
  • Update from the Field: Yellowstone’s Buffalo Trap is Open for Slaughter

    BFC photo by Stephany Seay. In a press release issued on Tuesday afternoon, Yellowstone did not fail to point out that Native American tribes would be shipping the buffalo to slaughter. Aiming to shift the blame away from themselves, while it is true...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/bfc-news/updates-2017-2018/update-from-the-field-yellowstone-s-buffalo-trap-is-open-for-slaughter
  • Justine Sanchez

    Instead of Girl Scouts, my father enrolled my older sister and I in “Indian Princesses.” Here I had my first taste of some Native American traditions such as crafting, fire making, and living close to the earth (aka camping). During high school and...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/who-we-are/board-of-directors/justine-sanchez
  • Whitni Nelson

    National Park and within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Before I left Boise, while in college studying archaeology and Native American Studies, I was actively involved with the organizations Students for World Peace, Rainforest Action Network, and...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/who-we-are/board-of-directors/whitni-nelson
  • Standing in Solidarity with Indigenous Allies: BFC Supports Name-Change Declaration

    names of a war criminal who massacred defenseless women and children, and a white supremacist who advocated the genocide of Native people, have in the world’s first national park, which – oh, by the way – was inter-tribal Indian land for over 10,000...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/bfc-news/updates-2017-2018/standing-in-solidarity-with-indigenous-allies-bfc-supports-name-change-declaration
  • Opportunity to Speak Up for Wild Buffalo! Public Meetings Set for New Gallatin National Forest Plan

    capture hundreds of buffalo that were shipped to slaughter. It’s time for decision makers to serve the needs of this iconic native species that has naturally returned to land that is their birthright. Please get involved in the forest plan revision....

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/bfc-news/updates-2016-2017/opportunity-to-speak-up-for-wild-buffalo-public-meetings-set-for-new-gallatin-national-forest-plan-updated
  • In Memory and Honor of Wild Buffalo Advocates

    Diné Bikeyah Grace Jeffers in honor of Ellen LaNicca Jentry Lee in honor of Jason Hull Rebecca Vitale Mandich in honor of Native Americans Lyndly Martin in memory of David R Turnbough Yolanda Ochoa in memory of Lilly Ochoa Julie Parker in memory of All...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/news-and-media/in-memory-and-honor-of-wild-buffalo-advocates
  • Opportunity to Speak Up for Wild Buffalo! Public Meetings Set for New Gallatin National Forest Plan

    capture hundreds of buffalo that were shipped to slaughter. It’s time for decision makers to serve the needs of this iconic native species that has naturally returned to land that is their birthright. Please get involved in the forest plan revision....

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/bfc-news/updates-2016-2017/opportunity-to-speak-up-for-wild-buffalo-public-meetings-set-for-new-gallatin-national-forest-plan
  • Yellowstone & Montana Can Stop the Slaughter Today

    minority. Nearly 75% of Montanans have repeatedly expressed that they want wild, migratory buffalo to be restored in their native Montana. Wild bison are not overpopulated. In fact, they are ecologically extinct throughout their native range. The...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/bfc-news/updates-2016-2017/yellowstone-montana-can-stop-the-slaughter-today
  • As Buffalo Slaughter Continues, Opposition and Solidarity Grow

    intention behind these killings: to cater to the whims of Montana livestock interests who don’t want to share the land with native wild buffalo. Amidst the outrage of Yellowstone and Montana's sheer wanton destruction of our national mammal — the last...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/bfc-news/updates-2016-2017/as-buffalo-slaughter-continues-opposition-and-solidarity-grows
  • Bison Advocates Rally For Week Of Action Beginning February 14

    in West Yellowstone. Friday, February 17: Special event in Helena, Montana We will have the honor of being joined by Native speakers and legislators. 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Meet on the steps of the capitol. Saturday - Sunday, February 18-19: Rallies in...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases/bison-advocates-rally-for-week-of-action-beginning-february-14
  • Special event in Helena, Montana

    Special event in Helena, Montana Friday, February 17 We will have the honor of being joined by Native speakers and legislators. 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Meet on the steps of the capitol. Special event in Helena, Montana Friday, February 17 We will have...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/get-involved/events-calendar?id=30&view=event
  • Our National Mammal Under Fire: Act Now!

    migratory buffalo. Unfortunately, they don’t see that their “hunts" are a direct service toMontana's intolerance for these native bovines whose only “crime” is that they eat grass. Make no mistake: BFC stands in strong solidarity with treaty rights and...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/bfc-news/updates-2016-2017/our-national-mammal-under-fire-act-now
  • National Mammal in Peril! Yellowstone Begins Capturing Wild Buffalo for Slaughter!

    in full swing. Wild buffalo are being hunted along Yellowstone’s border by hunters who hold Montana tags, and by four Native tribes — the Confederated Salish & Kootenai, Nez Perce, Shoshone Bannock, and the Umatilla Confederacy — who hunt buffalo under...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/bfc-news/updates-2016-2017/national-mammal-in-peril-yellowstone-begins-capturing-wild-buffalo-for-slaughter
  • With Migration Underway, Wild Bison Need Our Help

    humans. Along both boundaries, hunters, who have only to call a state-run “buffalo hunt hot line” to find out if the native bovines have left Yellowstone’s boundary, await their easy prey. Unless the buffalo make the hard choice not to migrate and...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/bfc-news/updates-2016-2017/with-migration-underway-wild-bison-need-our-help
  • Threats to Buffalo, and Now Elk, Increase in Yellowstone Country 

    They didn't recommend more buffalo on a larger landscape. They didn't suggest that ranchers learn to co-exist with the native wildlife who were here thousands of years before them. What the IBMP agencies did recommend is opening Yellowstone’s Stephens...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/bfc-news/updates-2016-2017/threats-to-buffalo-and-now-elk-increase-in-yellowstone-country
  • Legislative - Federal

    congressional “power of the purse” that could re-direct taxpayer money to truly benefit America's last wild bison in its native habitat. BFC supports fiscal and operational transparency as regards public funds used to destroy this living national...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/what-we-do/politics-courtrooms/legislative-federal
  • Montana Resumes Yellowstone Hunt

    policy for wild bison is blamed on the fear that bison may transmit brucellosis, a European livestock disease given to native wildlife by livestock. There has never been a documented case of a wild bison transmitting brucellosis to cattle. Further,...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2005/2006/montana-resumes-yellowstone-hunt
  • Third Bull Bison Killed During Opening Week of Hunt

    policy for wild bison is blamed on the fear that bison may transmit brucellosis, a European livestock disease given to native wildlife by livestock. There has never been a documented case of wild bison transmitting brucellosis to livestock. Further,...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2005/2006/third-bull-bison-killed-during-opening-week-of-hunt
  • Six More Bull Buffalo Killed In Montana's Canned Hunt

    group Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC). "Wild bison must be provided habitat within Montana's borders, must be respected as a native wildlife species, and must be managed by the state's wildlife agency before a hunt can be considered legitimate." On...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2005/2006/six-more-bull-buffalo-killed-in-montana-s-canned-hunt
  • 17th Yellowstone Bison Killed in Montana Hunt

    wild, genetically pure, unfenced bison left in the country. They are the only bison to have continuously occupied their native range and they are the last bison to follow their natural instinct to migrate. Like other wild ungulates, the region's harsh...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2005/2006/17th-yellowstone-bison-killed-in-montana-hunt
  • Park Service Captures 180 Yellowstone Bison Without Montana's Cooperation

    wild, genetically pure, unfenced bison left in the country. They are the only bison to have continuously occupied their native range and they are the last bison to follow their natural instinct to migrate. Like other wild ungulates, bison move to lower...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2005/2006/park-service-captures-180-yellowstone-bison-without-montana-s-cooperation
  • Bison Management Runs Amok: DOL Hazes Buffalo through Lake Ice, Killing Two

    wild, genetically pure, unfenced bison left in the country. They are the only bison to have continuously occupied their native range and they are the last bison to follow their natural instinct to migrate. Like other wild ungulates, bison move to lower...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2005/2006/bison-management-runs-amok-dol-hazes-buffalo-through-lake-ice-killing-two
  • Yellowstone Slaughters More Wild Bison

    trap. A female bison also died in the facility on Thursday. US Homeland Security agents have been escorting the country's native wild bison to slaughter facilities in Montana and Idaho, some as far away as 500 miles. "We have entered the bloodiest...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2005/2006/yellowstone-slaughters-more-wild-bison
  • Yellowstone Area Brucellosis Committee Hold Meeting

    wild, genetically pure, unfenced bison left in the country. They are the only bison to have continuously occupied their native range and they are the last bison to follow their natural instinct to migrate. Like other wild ungulates, the region's harsh...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2005/2006/yellowstone-area-brucellosis-committee-hold-meeting
  • Bison Slaughter and Need for Habitat are Focus of National Call-in Day

    wild, genetically pure, unfenced bison left in the country. They are the only bison to have continuously occupied their native range and they are the last bison to follow their natural instinct to migrate. Like other wild ungulates, the region's harsh...

    http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/press-releases-2005/2006/bison-slaughter-and-need-for-habitat-are-focus-of-national-call-in-day

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