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Buffalo Field Campaign Our National Mammal Slideshow
Protect Our National Mammal: Be a Voice For the Buffalo!

Buffalo Field Campaign invites you to become a voice for our last wild migratory bison and Our National Mammal.

This educational slide show gives you everything you need to give a clear, concise and accurate presentation on the natural history and current plight of the American Bison. By offering this slide show, you can inspire and educate your community groups to Take Action for our country's first national mammal.

We provide the Tool ~ You Create the Event!

Our National Mammal Slideshow

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Slides 1 - 6 contain background information on this presentation.
The presentation begins on Slide 7 ( Set up slide )
PDF - You can download Acrobat Reader here

Buffalo Field Campaign would like to thank Catchafire Volunteer, Nick Ito, for his partnership and design of this outstanding outreach tool.

Thank you to Patagonia for partnering with Catchafire and offering this platform to their grantees.


Estimating probabilities of active brucellosis infection in Yellowstone bison through quantitative serology and tissue culture. (PDF, 9 pages, 308kB)

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, report on the American Bison. (PDF, 154 pages, 3.6MB)

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has Red Listed the American bison as threatened with near extinction. Bringing bison back to North America, Surfbirds News, March 1, 2010.

"Applying an ecosystem approach to brucellosis control: can an old conflict between wildlife and agriculture be succesfully managed?" by Leslie Bienen and Gary Tabor, published in the latest issue of the Ecological Society of America's Frontiers in Ecology and Environment 2006. (PDF, 9 pages, 1.4MB)

"Harvesting can increase severity of wildlife disease epidemics" by Marc Choisy and Pejman Rohani. Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2006. (PDF, 10 pages, 596kB)

Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Bison Management Plan for the State of Montana and Yellowstone National Park - December 20, 2000. (PDF, 75 pages, 808kB)

Informational Summary of Volume I, Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Bison Management Plan for the State of Montana and Yellowstone National Park. (PDF, 17 pages, 160kB)

Congressional Investigation of the Interagency Bison Management Plan by the General Accounting Office November 1999. (PDF, 51 pages, 376kB)

Conservation of North American Bison: Status and Recommendations by Delaney P. Boyd, University of Calgary, A Master's Degree Project submitted to the faculty of Environmental Design in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Environmental Design, Calgary, Alberta, April, 2003. (PDF, 3.1MB)

Genetically, Bison Don't Measure Up to Frontier Ancestors- April 2002 By MARK DERR (NYT) ABSTRACT - Genetic study led by Texas A&M geneticist Dr James Derr finds that more than 90 percent of private bison and many animals in publicly owned herds are actually bison-cow hybrids; finding reduces pool of pure bison available for preserving species to fewer than 15,000 animals. (PDF, 4 pages, 102kB)

Spatial Aspects of Bison Density Dependence in Yellowstone National Park- October 2000 This paper capitalizes on a unique opportunity provided by the record of the bison population of Yellowstone National Park (YNP). This population has been intensely monitored for almost four decades. There does not appear to be another comparable data set in existence for a very large highly gregarious herbivore (G. Caughley pers. comm. to MM). This population has a long historical record with some information dating back to 1860 (Meagher 1970, 1973). Further, the YNP bison herds have been the subject of long-term detailed and continuous ecological study since 1963. (PDF, 133 pages, 2.6MB)

Position Statement of the Montana Chapter of The Wildlife Society on Wild Bison in Montana. (PDF, 2 pages, 94kB)

Governor Dave Fruedenthal, Brucellosis Solution for Elk and Cattle in Wyoming. (PDF, 7 pages, 631kB)

For a selection of Bison Conservation Papers, please click here!

The buffalo need your help!

There are many ways for you to become an active part of these buffalo protection efforts!  Visit the following pages to learn more about how you can help! 

Check out our Volunteers at Work photo gallery.


take action options

So, you want to make a difference for the bison of Yellowstone national park?

You can help save the last wild buffalo by providing the supplies and provisions that support their defense in both field and office!

This wish list offers a great way for you to match your personal interests to specific buffalo protection operational needs. You decide how you want to make your own positive impact!

Do you love to cook but can’t make it to the BFC basecamp to help? Maybe you can send in some food or cooking supplies—or recipes!

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Or maybe you are an avid hiker, but can’t get to Montana to join the buffalo defense patrols? Sending in some binoculars or clothing will allow you to support those activities!

We also know lots of you are “nerds” and might love to help in our office…but can’t take the time off work. If you want to support that kind of buffa-love, you’ll find lots of office, tech, and media gear on this list that would enhance the kinds of things you might do if you were here!

In any case: we update this list periodically, so please check back for new options or feel free to call us at the number listed below. Please ship items to: BFC, PO Box 957, West Yellowstone, MT 59758, or contact us if USPS services are not an option for you.

Questions?  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 406-646-0070.

The fine print: Donations of material items are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS. Please check with your accountant or tax preparer.

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Wish Lists

* Perhaps most of all, we wish for you to join us. Are you able to share your time, skills, and energy, by volunteering with us in the field to defend the buffalo?

Kitchen Wishes

Camp Maintenance Wishes

Patrol/Volunteer Wishes

  • Lamp oil: must be for indoor use only and function in freezing conditions.
  • Large, long lasting candles- lead free please.
  • Phone cards.
  • Rechargeable Batteries: AA and AAA Batteries.
  • Sleeping bags, pillows, and wool blankets.
  • Battery-operated alarm clocks

Bicycles and bike wishes

  • Wrenches: headset, pedal, wrench, and cone wrenches.
  • Crank puller.
  • Cable cutters.
  • Cassette/free wheel tools
  • Chain lube.
  • Chain brush.
  • 26" tubes.
  • Tube patches and glue
  • AND we also gladly accept bicycle donations!

Media Wishes

Office Wishes

Patrol Gear Wishes

  • Thermal bottoms, all sizes: polypropylene, capilene, or wool; no cotton please.
  • NOLS Med Kit 4.0
  • Wound Irrigation Kit
  • Wool pants, mid and heavy duty, all sizes. Wool pants keep our volunteers warm and dry, and volunteers come in all shapes and sizes - check your local surplus store.
  • Compact tripods
  • Gaiters: waterproof full-length/over-the-calf, large sizes (to fit over pack boots).
  • NNN and NNN BC Ski boots and bindings:  all women's sizes; men's sizes 8.5-15.
  • Snowshoes.
  • Back country and Touring skis. NNN and NNN BC bindings
  • Sorrel style winter boots and liners: especially all women's sizes and men's large sizes.
  • Mitts and gloves. 
  • Shoe laces - 60 inch round heavy duty laces

Vehicle Maintenance Wishes

  • Gift cards to O'Reilly's Auto Parts
  • Gift cards to Napa Auto Parts 406-646-7473
  • Gift cards to Jake's Automotive (West Yellowstone, MT): 406-646-9500. These will help cover vehicle maintenance, parts, and repairs.
  • Blizzak tires for patrol vehicles
  • 4-Wheel Drive Vehicles (Subaru or diesel)
  • Vehicle makers: BFC can field test electric vehicles in a harsh climate and mountainous terrain--and we'll do if free of charge!

Education and Outreach Wishes

  • 12-foot Backyard Theater System
  • Four season camping tents: 2-4 person.
  • Collect your friends’ email addresses, and (with their permission!) share them with us so we can add them to our email list and keep them informed of our important buffalo defense work!

This page last updated on: August 2016


Amazon Wish List

As you purchase items on Amazon, please consider doing a little shopping for BFC, too!

You will find a whole list of “buffalo defense” items on this

Amazon Wishlist



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BFC's goal is to stop the slaughter and harassment of Yellowstone's wild buffalo herds, protect the natural habitat of wild free-roaming buffalo and native wildlife, and to work with people of all Nations to honor the sacredness of wild buffalo. learn more yellow 2

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