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Review for Buffalo Field Campaign, West Yellowstone, MT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The american bison in and around Yellowstone National Park represent the only remaining genetically pure herd of bison, also called buffalo, left on the planet. In spite of this, the Montana cattlemen are opposed to any protection and determined to exterminate any animals that leave the park to find forage in the winter. The Buffalo Field Campaign is the only organization dedicated to preserving this amazing American heritage animal. This legendary animal once roamed the west in the hundreds of thousands has been reduced to around 3000 animals.. The extremely dedicated individuals in the BFC are on the front lines working tirelessly to protect these remaining animals.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The BFC has documented the killing and abuse of Yellowstone's buffalo that occurs every year and exposed the misinformation and outright lies that the cattlemen are using to justify their outrageous behavior.

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

Provide increased funding to allow the BFC to increase the personnel responsible for monitoring and communicating the plight of the American bison so all Americans and the government agencies were aware of the threat and would take action to protect them..

Role:  General Member of the Public & I write letters of support and contribute money.
 

Review for Western Watersheds Project Inc, Hailey, ID, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Western Watersheds Project has single handedly revolutionized the way America's public lands are being managed by the governmental agencies responsible for protecting them. Agencies like the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service have traditionally allowed ranchers to abuse public lands with little if any real oversight. Decisions were routinely rubber stamped while the environment continued on a downward spiral. This all changed when the WWP challenged the status quo and forced the agencies to actually take steps to monitor and start protecting and restoring abused lands and watersheds.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have personally seen the landscapes that have been destroyed by abusive use and neglect by agencies responsible for managing and protecting them.

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

Give them more funds and increase the size and scope of projects they have undertaken.

Role:  General Member of the Public & Wrote letters and contributed money.
 

Review for Center for Biological Diversity Inc, Tucson, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I never cease to be amazed by the good this organization is doing for our planet and all the plants and animals that share it with us. The dedication and knowledge of the people within the CBD are exceptional and that is making a huge difference by guiding others and governmental agencies throughout the world to do the right thing.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing decisions being made to protect our natural heritage as well changes in previous decisions to accept the new directions justified and requested by the CBD.

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

Increase the number of people so they could do even more than what they are currently doing.

Role:  General Member of the Public & Wrote letters regarding environmental threats.