Buffalo Field Campaign and Western Watersheds Project collaborated in developing joint comments on Yellowstone National Park’s Bison Management Plan which can be downloaded here: BFC and WWP Comments Yellowstone National Park Bison Management Plan Draft EIS (Sept. 20, 2023) (PDF 614kb)

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Yellowstone National Park recently released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Bison Management that fails wild bison. The premise of Yellowstone’s plan is not founded on the best available science, lacks an appropriate federal nexus, and fails the imperiled Central Herd of bison. The “broad range of actions” involves intense human selection to artificially suppress wild populations and are not founded on the best available science.

Yellowstone is now taking public comment on the plan through Tuesday, October 10. Our goal is to get the public to comment and ask that BFC's alternative, Manage Wild Bison Like Wild Elk, be added to Yellowston'e bison management plan. The final Enivronmental Impact Statement is expected to be released in summer 2024.