Buffalo Field Campaign

Rating: 4.92 stars   213 reviews

Address:

PO Box 957 West Yellowstone MT 59758 USA

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.

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406-646-0070
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Rating: 5 stars  

Dedicated, passionate, communicative non-profit that is working to inspire the protection and freedom of our mighty buffalo. Thank you for all your hard work and devotion.

 
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Buffalo Field Campaign is a dedicated group of people who put themselves on the line, in the field, and in between those who do the bison harm. These are special animals that deserve to live in peace in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem protected as our National Mammal. It's absurd that these iconic, majestic creatures are hazed, and hunted, and sent to slaughter by the hundreds from within and around their migration routes in the part.. IF the BFC was not there to observe and document, we would not know the injustices being done in places most of us will never see. I am so impressed by the dedication of BFC staff to this great cause. This is a non-profit that deserves support to continue their important work.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Really impressed by the dedication put forth by these people. They truly care about the bison and help others understand the importance of saving these majestic animals. They are truly awesome.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

Having some Indigenous Ways within me and being part of All Creatures, part of Earth.

Seeing clearly that modern economics cannot be arbiters of survival and have shown little skill at sustaining anything, ethical merit versus $$$ when wealth is on paper with so many zeros and bills must be paid.

The Great Plains produced more biomass before contact than modern agriculture's denuded diversity and row-cropping.

Extinction events are tied to loss of diversity and low planetary oxygen, that's in the geologic record and we are now reducing oxygen rapidly and losing over 200-species per day knowing that for a new species the event is rare, not yearly, not decadal, hardly by century at times.

The ungulate bond to an apex-predator balance held over many thousands of years in plenty.

Perhaps the reins now need to pass back to those that honored what worked and there was no hunger unless all were hungry, there was bounty shared and respect given to good thinkers, people with insight to past-present-future being tied and always ongoing together.

The Western Culture can learn, we assume, yet not until it puts down the crown of arrogance of being "in charge", to not dominate and conquer, to communicate and share to go back to a worthy ethic of behavior for future people to honor, not the ransacked, stripped down and left behind planet we see today.

The Buffalo is the basis of a Culture, it's not just an animal to kill for food, that's an insight into how to honor any animal, to live with them in abundance again.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

amazing organization. you can also support them through Amazon Smile! it doesn't cost anything - they donate a % of the items you purchase on Amazon. It's great.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

The BFC is on the front-line in the battle to protect bison. Without them the tragic mistreatment of bison would not be widely known. They must continue this work.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

this is the best non-profit i know of that is trying to help keep our original wild buffalo alive and well and protected! they work hard day and night to protect them and need all the help they can get. i hope everyone that cares about the buffalo will start donating to them now! i donate to them as often as i can.

 
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As far as I know, the Buffalo Field Campaign is the only nonprofit that is trying to keep our wild buffalo (bison) alive and well and not confined to only one place, but spread out like they used to be before they were nearly exterminated. They have had a hard go of it with the ranchers and still do. The buffalo are mistreated and/or killed by the ranchers at times, even the baby calves. Sad situation. They need all the help they can get so that our descendants can still see part of our history in America.

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4 people found this review helpful

BFC Rocks! I've learned so much about activism, wildlife, and community from this group. A passionate and dedicated bunch if ever there was one!

Get involved, volunteer, take action, contribute!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I personally know several of these great warriors who are standing with our buffalo every day. They give their hearts to these great creatures and deserve our support!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Absolutely one of the best groups - donate to this group and help preserve Ameica's national mammal. They are out in the field doing want's needed.

 
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