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You care about the survival of the last herds of wild buffalo, right? Well, they need you to make your voice heard by the government decision-makers! Show your power by sending a message to the people who have the authority to make change.

If you already know which agency you want contact, just click the link below. Otherwise scroll down the page and make your selections.

 

MONTANA GOVERNOR GREG GIANFORTE

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte
Office of the Governor
Montana State Capitol Building
P.O. Box 200801
Helena, MT 59620-0801
Phone: (406) 444-3111
Fax: (406) 444-5529
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Website: governor.mt.gov
Website form: https://svc.mt.gov/gov/contact/shareopinion

 

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK 
A signatory to the Interagency Bison Management Plan, Yellowstone is a heavy-handed participant in the hazing, capture, slaughter, and surrendering of bison for quarantine and other research experiments. The Stephens Creek bison trap is located within Yellowstone’s north boundary. Yellowstone National Park is the lead agency on bison management on the north side of Yellowstone, in the Gardiner Basin.

Cameron (Cam) Sholly, Superintendent
Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168
Phone: (307) 344-2002
Fax: (307) 344-2014

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Website: https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/management/superintendent.htm

Mike Tranel, Deputy Superintendent
PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168
Phone: (307) 344-7381

Pat Kenney, Deputy
PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168
Phone: (307) 344-7381
Fax: (307) 344-2005

 

UNITED STATES CONGRESS

Your Senators and Representatives hold the purse strings for Yellowstone National Park, as well as USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) which fully funds the Montana Department of Livestock (DOL) position to enforce 81-2-120, a state law that places the DOL in charge of wild bison when they migrate into Montana.

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Martha Williams, Service Director
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
1849 C Street NW
Washington D.C. 20240-0001
Phone: (800) 344-9453

Stephen D. Guertin, Deputy Director for Program Management and Policy
1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: (800) 344-9453

Bryan Arroyo, Deputy Director for Program Management and Policy
1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: (800) 344-9453

Matt Hogan, Regional Director, Mountain Prairie Region
134 Union Blvd
Lakewood, CO 80228
Phone: (303) 236-7920
Contact: https://www.fws.gov/staff-profile/matt-hogan

 

MONTANA TOURISM OFFICES
West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 406-646-7701
PO Box 458
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
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Montana Official State Travel Information
301 South Park Ave,
Helena 59620
Phone: 800-VISITMT (800-847-4868)
Contact Form

 

ADVISORY BOARDS & COMMITTEES

MONTANA FISH, WILDLIFE AND PARKS COMMISSIONERS

ABOUT/MISSION PER THIS AGENCY: The Commission sets fish and wildlife regulations, approves property acquisitions, and approves certain rules and activities of the Department as provided by statute.

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District 1 - Pat Tabor - Vice Chair
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(406) 250-2899
Whitefish, Montana

District 2 - Pat Byorth, Commissioner
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(406) 548-4830
Bozeman, Montana

District 3 - KC Walsh
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(406) 599-9556
Martinsdale, Montana

District 4 - Lesley Robinson - Commission Chair
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(406) 301-0787
Dodson, MT

District 5 - Brian Cebull
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(406) 860-7416
Billings, Montana

 

NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM ADVISORY BOARD

ABOUT/MISSION PER THIS AGENCY: Advises the Director of the National Park Service and the Secretary of the Interior on matters relating to the National Park Service, the National Park System, and programs administered by the National Park Service.

c/o Mr. Loran Fraser, Chief Office of Policy
National Park Service
(About: advises the Director of the National Park Service and the Secretary of the Interior)  
1849 C Street, NW, Room 7250
Washington, DC 20240
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UDSA Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health (SACAH)

ABOUT/MISSION PER THIS AGENCY: Advises the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture on matters of animal health and broader issues of public concern.

Diane L. Sutton
Designated Federal Officer (DFO)
USDA APHIS Veterinary Services
4700 River Road Unit 43
Riverdale, MD 20737
Phone: (301) 851-3509
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Montana Department of Livestock

ABOUT/MISSION PER THIS AGENCY: To control and eradicate animal diseases, prevent the transmission of animal diseases to humans, and to protect the livestock industry from theft and predatory animals.
Phone: (406) 444-9321
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AGENCIES & DEPARTMENTS THAT OVERSEE OR ARE AFFILIATED WITH IBMP SIGNATORY AGENCIES

National Park Service

The National Park Service is obligated to safeguard America’s national parks, including Yellowstone National Park. The National Park Service is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior and is led by a Director nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

National Park Service
Charles F. "Chuck" Sams III, Director
1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: (202) 208-6843

Mike Reynolds, Regional Director
12795 West Alameda Parkway
Denver, CO 80225
Phone: (303) 969-2500

National Park Service Office of Policy
Advises the Director of the National Park Service and the Secretary of the Interior

1849 C Street NW
MS 2659-Policy
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: (202) 354-3950
Website: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1892/contactus.htm

Alma Ripps, Chief of Office of Policy
Phone: (202) 354-3951

Roegener Kirk, Administrative Support
Phone: (202) 354-3950

Michael Shelton, Program Analyst
Phone: (202) 354-3954

Deb Nordeen, Program Analyst
Phone: (202) 354-3953

National Park Service Advisory Board
Advises the Director of the National Park Service and the Secretary of the Interior on matters relating to the National Park Service, the National Park System, and programs administered by the National Park Service.

1849 C Street NW, MS 2659-Policy
Washington, DC 20240

Joshual Winchell, Staff Director
Phone: (202) 513-7053

Shirley Sears, Management Assistant
Phone: (202) 354-3955

Melanie Wilson-Gore, Program Analyst, Advisory Committees
Phone: (202) 354-3957

Janice Brooks, Program Analyst, Operating Commissions)
Phone: (202) 354-3959

U.S. Department of the Interior

"Protecting America's Great Outdoors and Powering Our Future." The U.S. Department of the Interior protects America's natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future.

U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: (202) 208-3100
Fax: (202) 208-1481
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Website: www.doi.gov/about

Deb Haaland, Secretary
Tommy Beaudreau, Deputy Secretary
Shannon A. Estenoz, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks

U.S. Department of Agriculture

ABOUT/MISSION PER THIS AGENCY: Two Interagency Bison Management Plan -affiliated federal agencies fall under the U.S. Department of Agriculture: USDA-Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the U.S. Forest Service / Custer-Gallatin National Forest.

Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture   
1400 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20250
Phone: (202) 720-2791
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Administrator of Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

ABOUT/MISSION PER USDA-APHIS: To protect the health and value of American agriculture and natural resources.

Administrator of Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Kevin Shea, Administrator Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Room 313-E Jamie L Whitten Federal Building
12th & Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20250
Phone: (202) 720-3668
Fax: (202) 690-0686

U.S. Forest Service

Vicki Christiansen, Chief Forest Service
US Forest Service
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
Phone: (202) 205-8439
Fax: (202) 205-1765
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LEAD AGENCIES & TRIBAL AFFILIATES WHICH ARE SIGNATORIES TO THE INTERAGENCY BISON MANAGEMENT PLAN (IBMP)

Montana Department of Livestock

ABOUT/MISSION PER BFC: A signatory to the Interagency Bison Management Plan, the Montana Department of Livestock (DOL) is no friend to wild buffalo as they represent cattle interests, and, due to state law (MCA 81-2-120), this agency is in charge of wild bison when they migrate into Montana. The DOL is also the authorizing agency of Montana’s state bison hunt (separate from treaty hunt). While the DOL is involved in all aspects of bison management in Montana, they are the lead managing agency on the west side of Yellowstone National Park, in the Hebgen Basin. Montana’s state veterinarian, Marty Zaluski has the final say in all bison-related decisions in Montana. DOL’s Mission Statement: "To control and eradicate animal diseases, prevent the transmission of animal diseases to humans, and to protect the livestock industry from theft and predatory animals."

Marty Zaluski, State Veterinarian
P.O. Box 202001 /301 N. Roberts
Helena, MT 59620-2001
Phone: (406) 444-2043
Phone: (406) 444-9321
Fax: (406) 444-4316
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Yellowstone National Park

ABOUT/MISSION PER BFC: Yellowstone National Park is part of the National Park Service, an agency within the U.S. Department of Interior.  Yellowstone NP is supposed to be caretaker of the treasured Yellowstone buffalo, however, as a signatory to the Interagency Bison Management Plan, Yellowstone is a heavy-handed participant in the hazing, capture, slaughter, and surrendering of bison for quarantine and other research experiments. The Stephens Creek bison trap is located within Yellowstone’s north boundary. Yellowstone National Park is the lead agency on bison management on the north side of Yellowstone, in the Gardiner Basin.

From the YNP/National Park Service Mission Statement: The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.

Cameron (Cam) Sholly, Superintendent
Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168
Phone: (307) 344-2002
Fax: (307) 344-2014

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Custer-Gallatin National Forest

ABOUT/MISSION PER THIS AGENCY: Custer-Gallatin National Forest is part of the U.S. Forest Service, an agency within the Department of Agriculture. Custer-Gallatin 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 for public lands grazing allotments and ensuring that the public’s use of the Forest does not compromise the natural communities, especially federally protected endangered species who live there. While they do not physically participate in the hazing and capture of wild bison, they enable and facilitate it, and provide law enforcement when bison management operations are conducted on Forest lands.

CGNF/U.S. Forest Service Mission Statement: To sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

Mary C. Erickson, Forest Supervisor
Gallatin National Forest
P.O. Box 130
Bozeman, MT 59771
Phone: (406) 587-6949
Fax: (406) 587-6758
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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Headquarters

ABOUT/MISSION PER BFC: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is responsible for the wildlife of Montana, for "sustaining our diverse fish, wildlife, and parks resources and the quality recreational opportunities, which includes hunting and fishing. FWP is a signatory to the Interagency Bison Management Plan and participates in the hazing (harassment) of wild bison in Montana, as well as manages the state bison hunt. FWP works closely with tribes who hunt bison under treaty right.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Mission Statement: Through its employees and citizen commission, provides for the stewardship of the fish, wildlife, parks and recreational resources of Montana, while contributing to the quality of life for present and future generations.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks – Headquarters
Henry “Hank" Worsech, Director
1420 East Sixth Avenue
P.O. Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620-0701
Directors Office (406) 444-3186
Commission (406) 444-7826
Fax: (406) 444-4952
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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks – Region 3 Office
Marina Yoshioka, Region 3 Supervisor
1400 South 19th Avenue
Bozeman MT 59718
Phone: (406) 994-4050
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USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services Western Region

ABOUT/MISSION PER BFC: The Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They are the federal livestock overseers and serve only the interest of the livestock industry. APHIS sets and enforces federal regulations regarding the livestock disease brucellosis, with their main focus on the wild bison of Yellowstone. APHIS is a signatory to the Interagency Bison Management Plan.  APHIS employees (listed above) participate in the hazing of wild buffalo, as well as various testing conducted on bison during capture operations.  APHIS was a lead agency in the Yellowstone Bison Quarantine Feasibility Study, and they are the agency responsible for using wild bison stolen from Yellowstone in experiments with the chemical pesticide and sterilant, GonaCon. APHIS is notorious for conducting nefarious experiments on bison.

ABOUT/MISSION PER USDA-APHIS: To protect the health and value of American agriculture and natural resources.

Dr. Jerry Diemer  
USDA-APHIS Veterinary Services Western Region
2150 Centre Ave. Bldg. B
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 494-7397  
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Dr. Ryan Clarke  
USDA-APHIS Veterinary Services Western Region
Belgrade, MT  
Phone: (406) 388-5162  
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Becky Frey  
USDA-APHIS Veterinary Services Western Region
Bozeman, MT 59715  
Phone: (406) 522-7770
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USDA-APHIS Veterinary Services Western Region
National Wildlife Research Center
4101 LaPorte Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970) 266-6000
Fax: (970) 266-6032
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Indigenous Agencies

Nez Perce (Nimiipuu) Tribe
Signatories to the IBMP. The Nez Perce conduct buffalo hunting under treaty right, yet they are the only Interagency Bison Management Plan-affiliated tribal entity to refuse slaughter agreements with Yellowstone National Park, and oppose quarantine. The Nez Perce Tribe has been the strongest voice for wild buffalo among the IBMP affiliates.

Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee
P.O. Box 305
Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone: 208-843-7342 
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Website: nezperce.org

Samuel N. Penney, Chairman
Shannon F. Wheeler, Vice-Chairman
Casey Mitchell, Chair of Natural Resources Subcommittee

Nez Perce Tribe Fish & Wildlife Division
260 Phinney Dr.
Lapwai, Idaho
Phone: 208-843-2162
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Website: www.nezpercewildlife.org

Neil Thagard, Director
Angela Sondenaa, Program Leader

Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribe (CSKT)

ABOUT/MISSION PER BFC: The Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) are signatories to the Interagency Bison Management Plan. The CSKT conduct buffalo hunting under treaty right, and they also hold bison slaughter contracts with Yellowstone National Park. The CSKT have come out in support of quarantining wild Yellowstone bison.

Mailing Address
PO Box 278
Pablo, Montana 59855

Physical Address
42487 Complex Blvd.
Pablo, Montana
Phone: (406) 676-2700
Fax: (406) 275-2806
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Website: csktribes.org

Council
Tom McDonald, Chairman
Leonard Twoteeth, Vice Chairman

InterTribal Buffalo Council (ITBC)

ABOUT/MISSION PER BFC ITBC: To restore bison to Indian nations in a manner that is compatible with their spiritual and cultural beliefs and practices.

ABOUT/MISSION PER BFC: The ITBC is a federally chartered bison ranching corporation with fifty-six member tribes. ITBC is a signatory to the Interagency Bison Management Plan and, in contradiction of their stated mission, ITBC holds buffalo slaughter contracts with Yellowstone National Park. ITBS is a strong advocate for quarantine.

520 Kansas City Street
Suite 300
Rapid City, SD 57701

Phone: 605-394-9730
Fax: 605-394-7742
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Website: itbcbuffalonation.org

Executive Council

Ervin Carlson, President
Mike Faith, Vice President
Scott Anderson, Region 1 Director
Melissa Berns, Region 3 Director

 

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