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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Arts & Culture, Environment, Film & Video, Land Resources Conservation, Unknown, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

Mission: Since 2000, state and federal agencies have engaged in the wanton slaughter of nearly 6,000 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.

Target demographics: America's only continuously wild population of free-born bison

Geographic areas served: Yellowstone country: in Montana and Yellowstone on the buffalo's chosen habitat

Programs: Frontlines defense of yellowstone bison - buffalo field campaign's core program is the operation of daily field patrols along bison migration corridors near the boundaries of yellowstone national park. Patrols operate during the times of year when bison are in montana. Voluteers equipped with still and video cameras document every action taken aqainst buffalo and the toll these operations take on wild species in the ecosystem. Buffalo field campaign provided training, room, board, winter clothing, and equipment to each of these volunteers outfitting them for some of the most extreme weather conditions in the country. Time spent in the presence of wild bison - both in their natural grace and through the chaos of hazing, capture, and slaughter operations - inspires buffalo field campaign volunteers and coordinators to visualize, organize, and actualize a wide range of initiatives aimed at bringing permanent protection to this last wild bison population. A goal of the frontlines bison defense project is to permanently protect bison migration routes and the bison's right to access them. The organization convey information and images gained through field patrols, public meetings, and research to citizens across the country and around the globe.

policy work, research and legal program - the bfc researches information related to the yellowstone buffalo, brucellosis and wildlife in the greater yellowstone area. Coordinators conduct extensive research into land use issues and present their findings to the general public and attend public meetings and conferences and submit public comments on management decisions affecting the yellowstone bison.

education and outreach - the buffalo field campaign's education and outreach efforts convey information and images gained through field patrols, public meetings and research to citizens across the country and around the globe. Bfc conveys buffalo-related news and information through a multi-media website, weekly email updates, coverage in mainstream and alternative newspapers, television, and radio on a variety of websites, on annual road shows, and through the publication and distribution of an annual newsletter.

Community Stories

26 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

7 John250

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

For 10 years I have watched the activities of the Buffalo Field Campaign and 5 years ago volunteered for 2 weeks at their headquarters in MT. They are well organized and use their limited donated funds very efficiently. I have never seen a group of people so dedicated to their cause of holding Montana government and the Federal Park Service accountable for their actions relating to their treatment of the wild buffalo - with such love for these animals that they put themselves in harms way to protect them (always within the law, of course). I honor their work and their humanity.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an awesome place. I discovered passion for a cause greater than myself. A wonderful community doing amazing work! I wouldn't be the man I am without BFC. Spent 2+ years on site... Some of the hardest work but best memories of my life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

With so much harassment that is put on bison in Yellowstone and through out the country, the BFC is wonderful for what they do and is an absolute necessity to end this ridiculous harassment that is put on bison for ridiculous reasons. Although there are many people who disagree with what happens with bison, there aren't very many organizations doing much about it except for the BFC. They're an excellent organization and they make a difference everyday.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Totally worthwhile organization that is trying to protect the last few iconic animals before greedy ranchers destroy them all. I enjoy getting the photographic updates and specific suggestions on what I can do to help their efforts.

Roger27

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Montana bison are the icon of our western history. BFC is a small but efficacious organization that hourly dedicates itself to preserving this historical icon.

donala

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an animal welfare activist for 30+ years I have never seen an organization so fiercely dedicated to their cause of protecting America's last remaining wild bison! These folks don't just talk the talk, they walk the walk, come hell and high waters!

Brennan M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is one of the best groups out there. I have spent time with them in the field. They make it possible for many people to directly support the yellowstone buffalo. They have housing, and activities for volunteer. They even feed everyone. Hand down, best green non-profit i know.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BFC is an incredible organization that does more on the buffalo issue with a small budget than most of the big name, big budget enviros put together. They are amazing to volunteer for, and have trained countless new activists with skills they will carry for the rest of their lives, as well as a respect and understanding for wild that is irreplaceable.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have spent 5 spring seasons volunteering with BFC and find them to be one of the most dedicated front-lines environmental activist groups out there. They have a true vision of a land full of wild free-roaming buffalo that is inspiring, and have a multi-faceted practical approach to getting there - working not only in the field with the buffalo, but through the courts, through the legislative process, through public awareness campaigns, and through impressive coalition building.

Corey Sundog M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The BFC is a one of a kind project. A camp open to all who want to come and help protect the Sacred Buffalo, located in some of the prettiest land and last intact eco-system in the lower 48 states. I have been serving with BFC for almost 15 years. I have been honored by being able to grow close with the buffalo herd we protect, the family of volunteers who come from all over the world to live and work together, nature in its still and majestic ways, and most importantly with my self. I met my wife through the campaign, and we have lived together with our children there. We live on the west coast now, but will always come and volunteer when we can. There is no community quite like it. Please help support the last pure and wild herd of Sacred Buffalo, help bring back the buffalo in our lifetime, and come on down to the Buffalo Field Campaign to be on the front lines of this historic movement, there is always an extra bunk, great healthful home made foods, gear and all you need to stand with the last of the wild ones.