20th Anniversary Celebration

 BFC is Having a Big Anniversary!

You are invited to join BFC to celebrate an important milestone: 20 years in the field with the buffalo! 

Come for some or all of this two-day event.

Festivities will include field trips to visit with the buffalo during calving season, wolf-watching, inspiring presentations, music, food, dancing, a silent auction with awesome items, and much more!

Download a printable poster of the event

Event Details

First Day: Friday, May 26th, events begin at 3pm

Second Day: Saturday, May 27th, optional events begin at 6am

Union Pacific Hall
220 Yellowstone Ave, 
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Click here for directions


Hotel rooms are available at the Pony Express and City Center Motel, West Yellowstone.
To make a reservation call the Branding Iron at: (406) 646-7337. Tell them you're with BFC and ask for the AAA discount.

Camping is available at BFC headquarters. We have tent space on the property and are adjacent to the national forest.
BFC alcohol policy applies, so if you drink, you may not enter the main cabin, offices, or campaign cars until after 8am the following day (or until you are sober). Please let us know if you have questions

For more information contact:  
Mike Mease <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Silent Auction

Have something to donate? We will be hosting a silent auction featuring unique wild-themed items at the event.

For more information on donating items please contact:  

Mike Mease <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>


Schedule of Events

All events begin at the Union Pacific Hall.

Friday, May 26th

3 pm
Silent auction begins
Meet and Mingle

6 pm
Dinner and Introductions
Sign up for Saturday wolf and bison tours

7 pm - 9 pm
“20 Years with the Buffalo” BFC Movie and discussion

Saturday, May 27th

6 am
Dr. Nathan Varley, renowned wolf biologist, will be leading a educational tour about wolves into Yellowstone Park

8 am
Local bison tour visiting native Buffalo calving grounds on Horse Butte and other areas and touring BFC headquarters

3 pm
Wolf Talk with Dr. Nathan Varley

4 pm
Grizzly Bears and Bison presentation, Dr. David Mattson

5 pm
BFC: 20 Years in the Field presentation by BFC co-founder Mike Mease
6 pm
Dinner by Seeds of Peace
Open Mic and story sharing

8 pm
Music begins/ party, dancing
Silent auction closes during music intermission