Buffalo Field Campaign is soliciting proposals to conduct a threats analysis for the distinct population segment of Yellowstone bison.

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The threats analysis is a critical review of adverse factors operating on Yellowstone bison, and a forecast of the ability of the migratory species to naturally adapt in the wild as a viable, self-sustaining population over the long-term (centuries).

The threats analysis will be based on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Species Status Assessment Framework - an integrated analytical framework for conservation (Version 3.4 August 2016) (PDF).

Details to include in a proposal can be downloaded here: BFC Request for Proposals Threats Analysis for Yellowstone bison (PDF).

Buffalo Field Campaign anticipates selecting a candidate to begin the threats analysis in 2022. Candidates can send questions, queries, and completed proposals to:

Angela De Sapio
Buffalo Field Campaign
PO Box 957
West Yellowstone, Montana 59758
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Preference will be given to candidates who can leverage additional funding or in-kind contributions for developing the threats analysis for Yellowstone bison.

Preference will also be given to candidates who have:

  • performed threats analyses for wildlife species,
  • experience studying American bison,
  • special expertise and/or traditional knowledge of American bison, and
  • knowledge of the biological principles of representation, redundancy, and resiliency.

Buffalo Field Campaign is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information about our endangered species work visit: buffalofieldcampaign.org/endangered-bison-endangered-migration.