Our e-newsletter is designed to provide you with information and encourage your continued involvement in listing American bison as a species of conservation concern, and ensuring a future for the wild migratory giants on National Forests in the next iteration of the Custer Gallatin forest plan.

We also set up a dedicated web page: www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/species-of-conservation-concern

Just over one year ago, the signatories submitted our report to the Regional Forester to list American bison as a species of conservation concern in Region 1. Our report also included a proposed action for American bison for evaluation and public comment in the Custer Gallatin National Forest's forest plan revision.

Buffalo Field Campaign set up this e-newsletter to reach you, the report signatories: the Piikani Nation and Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, twenty-three businesses, fifty-nine nonprofit organizations, and 2,221 individuals. Nitsíniiyi’taki, Pidamaya, Thank you.

The Custer Gallatin National Forest has released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement outlining a range of alternatives on American bison. June 6, 2019 is the final day to submit comments. Forest Supervisor Mary C. Erickson is the responsible official.

Buffalo Field Campaign is developing comments in support of strengthening Alternative D (PDF). Alternative D was made possible because of your engagement and advocacy.

The Custer Gallatin must adopt strong standards to secure viable, self-sustaining populations of American bison on National Forest lands. We encourage you to review, incorporate, and develop comments we hold in common.

Your time is valuable. Our e-newsletter will stay on point to inspire cooperative action in support of strengthening protections on the National Forest for our country’s last wild American bison.

Please share our e-newsletter with your network of friends, family, and associates. Together, we can grow our number, expand our reach, and secure standards protecting American bison's freedom to roam National Forest lands.


Darrell Geist, habitat coordinator
Buffalo Field Campaign