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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

213 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Maren J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Christopher79

Donor

Rating: 5

A small but energetic and effective organization with a narrow goal of saving Yellowstone bison and a wide goal of restoring the Greater Yeklowstone Ecosystem. They use donations wisely. It's a honor to support them.

3 Sharon195

Donor

Rating: 5

I don't believe any organization does more to ensure buffalo in the wild are being treated as they should be and in getting the word out about their plight. I have had them as my preferred charity on goodsearch/goodshop.com and smile.amazon.com for a while now. It's an effortless way to donate to this MOST worthy and noble cause every time you shop for things you need anyway. Support them - and Let the Buffalo Roam !!!

3 giliwaya

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

3 ForTheOceans

Donor

Rating: 5

This incredible non-profit does so much with so little. Dedicated, enduring, passionate and suffering along with the buffalo, they are so impressive and so admirable and so determined. Our National Heritage buffalo/bison are the target of hunters and hunter-controlled government agencies, with even the Park Service unwilling to stand up for the defenseless buffalo who are only trying to live and survive in areas that have been their homeland since the beginning. BFC is their voice and their advocate when others are to busy to care. This is, indeed, a non-profit that walks the walk.

3 Stephanie254

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a supporter for Buffalo Field Campaign for several years. They are a hard working group that put their actual lives on the line to watch over the national animal . the buffalo have been threatened and endangered by various props who fly over them and hassle the new young ones and mothers. It's called razing. BCF put out a monthly letter on line to help us all stay on top of what is going on out in the natural habitat of this majestic and honored creature. They strive to maintain peaceful solutions and have the backing of many fine legal services. They volunteer!!! to keep our national animal safe from two legged predators. Contact them to join in this service to the future of this fragile world and this ancient creature. Tatanka!!

5 timallard

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

4 Dom D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

6 Carol236

Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I have supported Buffalo Field Campaign for years, ever since we heard about them. Their dedication to saving the remaining wild buffalo is tireless and inspiring. They communicate with the world why this needs to be done and teaches through their videos, books, webpage, social media and road shows the importance of saving our national species for future generations. Along with doing the actual work of videoing and being with the buffalo during harsh roundups and slaughter, they write books and create educational videos for adults and children alike. They have always treated their donors with respect and I know in my heart that they are the best non-profit around. Even when things get tight financially, we donate to Buffalo Field Campaign. Their work is that important to us.

5 Jim_169

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

5 Writer

Donor

Rating: 5

Buffalo Field Campaign is a group of dedicated people who care about the buffalo living in this country, and are trying to help find them their place where they can be safe with their families and live in peace. They harm no one and just want to live their lives as do all wildlife. None should be protected over another, all should be respected by all. Special interest has no place moving and invading in places where they need not be. Please donate anything you can to help protect these magnificent animals, who are a part of our history that we should be honoring . That is what the work of BFC is all about, every single day. They need our voice and our donations to help continue their important work.

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.

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.

2

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.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

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.