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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

83 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Kerri5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Susan313

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

BBC has consistently dedicated themselves to protecting our last wild buffalo. They have made amazing strides against the arrogant and the ignorant who would willing exterminate these intelligant, hearty, and family oriented living creatures.

Patrick42

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After everything they have endured my heart goes out to the Bison . Nowhere else can I get such good information on the current herds . And learn about the current struggle for their survival .

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

BFC is one of the best front-lines organizations working for animal and environmental rights. I greatly admire them because they consistently distribute scientific evidence against the main underpinning of ranchers' prejudice against bison; and because they work on many levels to ensure the last wild bison can survive not just in Yellowstone, but also in more of their preferred habitat beyond park borders. Their on the ground coverage of what happens during the annual hazing of the bison speaks louder than any words they could say, and their love for the creatures is clearly their driving force.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Few organizations -conservation oriented or otherwise - actually work in the field and keep their purpose as focused and pure as the Buffalo Field Campaign. This is a frontline, active group of dedicated people trying to preserve a vital part of our American heritage.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first heard of the Buffalo Field Campaign when a young man disrupted the slaughter of the buffalo this spring. I was very impressed with his commitment and understood his feelings and frustration at trying to deal with agencies that get so bogged down in red tape. I am very impressed with the amount of sourced, educational information on the Buffalo Field Campaign's website. These folks are so committed and clear in their goals and they make a lot of sacrifices to protect the buffalo. For those who value the lives of some of the last truly iconic and wild animals on our continent, this organization deeply deserves our support.

Gerry2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They go above and beyond to show the plight of our buffalo. They speak the truth and show the pictures of how the buffalo are being harassed by the state and fed govt. They are in the field with the buffalo rain, shine and snow, such dedication.