BUFFALO FIELD CAMPAIGN

Rating: 4.92 stars   197 reviews

Issues: Animals, Arts & Culture, Environment

Location: PO Box 957 West Yellowstone MT 59758 USA

Mission: In the past decade, state and federal agencies have engaged in the wanton slaughter of 3,500 Yellowstone bison, members of America's only continuously wild and genetically pure herd. Buffalo Field Campaign patrols defend the buffalo and their critical habitat, and document every move made against them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Thank you for all that you do. Your ambition and passion to save buffalo is heartfelt. It's organizations like this that deserve recognition.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing. I wish there were more people out there with this kind of compassion. Thank you.

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Life-changing

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2014

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I've volunteered for the Buffalo Field Campaign numerous times. When volunteering to save wild buffalo I felt like I was doing something very cause worthy. These buffalo don't have a voice. We must be their voice. This is the last remaining genetically pure buffalo in the world, and they deserve our attention and compassion.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Spread more awareness myself. I wouldn't change anything. These volunteers speak on behalf of the Buffalo and truly are saints.

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Definitely

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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2013

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This is the ONLY group working to save the last wild herd of bison. Even tho federal laws state that federal lands are SUPPOSED to be partially for the preservation of the last wild herds of wildlife; horses, bison, wolves, mountain goats and sheep.....TOO OFTEN ranching interests and energy company interests trump these promises. Buffalo Field Campaign volunteers and staff live there near the bison, they monitor what is going on, and keep the rest of us informed when the Feds and the ranchers start hazing or murdering or trapping these wild herds. NOBODY else does this work.

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2014

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The Buffalo Field Campaign is simply the best. They are the only ones that try to protect Yellowstone buffalo from harassment and death at the hands of the National Park Service and the Montana Department of Livestock in the winter; the very same buffalo that visitors from all over the world come to see in the summer. What a crazy agenda. I love and respect the Buffalo Field Campaign for their dedication and hard work against a corrupt government system.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to be able to give them more funding to help save the buffalo.

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2014

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I have followed this organization for a number of years and have been impressed with their persistence, passion, and dedication to the last genetically pure herd of bison left in the U.S. They never bow to intimidation by local, state or federal authorities because they operate within the structure of the law. Their work is both physically and emotionally draining, and they may become discouraged, but they never give up. They know they are the only voice the buffalo of Yellowstone have, and if they stop advocating, this last pocket of genetically pure buffalo will be lost to the greed of the livestock industry. This is an organization that operates basically from volunteers and donations, and they do so much with so little. Educational and outreach programs, along with documenting buffalo migration, hazing and slaughter by officials, and cooperation with local ranchers and land owners, make this organization an outstanding non-profit.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to coordinate more with national conservation, environmental and wildlife organizations, as they have the clout to influence laws and the resources to sustain public exposure of the issue.

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2014

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Words cannot express how thankful and impressed I am with the work that Buffalo Field Campaign and their volunteers do for America's wild bison. Without their work, I believe that our bison would have little or no protection against the people and government who would do them harm and run them to extinction again. I say, three cheers for Buffalo Field Campaign and a heartfelt thank you to them!

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When making a visit to Yellowstone National Park in 2002 I came in contact with the Buffalo Field Campaign. After hearing there pitch and making a donation, I have made a donation every year since then as they continue their mission. I love that my donation is going straight to the actual people in the field, not to fund raisers or highly paid executives. I get their weekly newsletters and appreciate the local information when planning a new trip to the area.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As longtime supporters of environmental and animal rights organizations, we are incredibly impressed with Buffalo Field Campaign, a hands-on, grassroots group that works tirelessly to protect America's last wild buffalo. Their dedication to this little-known issue is incredibly inspiring. We are touched by their passion and honored to spread the word of their work.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Keep up the articulate communication, but don't overdo. Try to avoid any impression of being a 70's style hippie group to broaden support among "establishment" types.

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2014

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The work of this fine organization comes straight from the heart. They literally are in the field -- on the ground protecting America's only remaining wild buffalo. And they share their experiences with beautiful stories and amazing photos for those of us who love and honor buffalo, but who cannot be there to serve in that way.

I am tremendous grateful for the Buffalo Field Campaign, and I hope others will learn about and support them, too.

Aaron Rose

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide opportunities for them to get their messages out to more people ~

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a hands on group that is doing an excellent job of protecting an iconic species. Without them I would not know much of what is going on and how they are being harmed.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more resources.

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2014

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