Long summer days grow shorter at BFC headquarters on the shores of Lake Hebgen but most days still glow warm, bright and full of life. Morning frost will coat the sagebrush soon, the first signal that winter is coming. Yellowstones wildlife, healthy and active, grows strong on the fruits of the landscape.
The strongest bull buffalo of the imperiled central and northern herds emerge victorious from the rut, winning the right to pass their strength on to the next generation of the last wild buffalo. Future calves will need this fighting spirit of their ancestors to survive. Moms continue to look after the yearling calves, teaching the tools to evade predators, find food, and survive the long Yellowstone winter.
BFCs summer outreach and education comes to an end as September begins, and we celebrate all of the great things our team accomplished this summer. Thousands of Yellowstone National Park guests were educated about the grim reality of government mismanagement of the last wild buffalo herds. BFC volunteers and interns learned activism, policy, and public speaking skills to advocate for the buffalo to Yellowstones visitors and their home communities. We attended events as far away as Nevada to spread the word about threats to the Yellowstone herds to large and diverse audiences. We distributed our annual newsletters to businesses and people all over the Greater Yellowstone region, giving thousands the opportunity to learn and take action with BFC to protect wild buffalo. Simultaneously, we produced our 2022 and 25th Anniversary Wild Bison Calendars; a celebration of the majesty and might of wild free roaming buffalo! We also launched a strategic partnership with Buffalo Brew Coffee, a fair trade coffee roaster committed to our growing regenerative movement. Check out our calendars and Roam Free Roast on our website. We thank our staff, volunteers, and most of all our dedicated supporters who make summer outreach and education possible!
BFCs 4th of July float in West Yellowstone, Montana
Mike diligently oversees stacking of timber