Our headquarters on the shores of Lake Hebgen is buzzing with activity in preparation for our 25th season. A productive summer of outreach and education now pivots to field operations from November 15th to the end of May. As we ready gear and light our fires, we want to recognize our wonderful supporters for standing with BFC and the buffalo for 25 years. We couldn’t do it without you!
BFC staff and volunteers spend every winter patrolling the northern and western boundaries of Yellowstone National Park to document the persecution of the world’s last wild and migratory bison. Our field presence is vitally important. It gives us the firsthand experience and knowledge to advocate for the Yellowstone Herds with authority. Our policy priorities are shaped by a quarter century in the field with the bison— the federal government must list them under the Endangered Species Act. This listing would give wild bison priority access to critical winter grazing and spring calving territory on national forest land around Yellowstone.
To further our Endangered Species Act litigation in the courts, the campaign is soliciting proposals from a PhD wildlife biologist to assess the threats to the Yellowstone Herds. This study will further strengthen our call for habitat and conservation of our national mammal. Learn more about the opportunity here.
The biggest way you can support the mission of the campaign is to Volunteer With Us! BFC volunteers immerse themselves in the fight to protect the last wild buffalo by living at campaign headquarters in West Yellowstone, MT. You will cross country ski on daily field patrols, observe and learn the landscape and wildlife of Yellowstone, and spend time with the buffalo, of course. Volunteering with BFC is a lived commitment to create a better world— one where buffalo and all wildlife can thrive and coexist with people. We’d love for you to join us on the frontlines this winter!