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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

Greg48

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

The BFC is out 365 days a year working to protect the bison. They document, report and speak for the bison at meetings. And as far as I know they are all non paid volunteers!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love the work they do and the information they provide about the cause. I have learned a lot from them over the past year.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

For years I have followed the work of the Buffalo Field Campaign and I must say with all sincerity without them the Buffalo population would be treated without regard. In very recent time they have kept us enlightened to the plight of the great buffalo and has made it possible for us to react to each dilemma. As of Native American descent, I believe, that the Buffalo should stand side by side with the Bald Eagle as the American symbol. This organization is the trustees of the Buffalo. I will stand to say this nonprofit is a GREAT nonprofit and deserves recognition for all their hard work.

Jim_102

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I support and believe in their mission:
"Buffalo Field Campaign is the only group working in the field and on the policy front to protect the wild bison of the Yellowstone ecosystem."

Debbie124

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was invited to visit BFC and spend a few days with them last summer it was a great experience the people at BFC are an awesome bunch they are hard working and the Buffalo are there life,and it was the best life experience I have ever had.Keep up the good work guys and gals you all rock.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful nonprofit agency that is in the field yearround to preserve our last wild buffalo. They do wonderful work trying to protect the buffalo while having to watch constant harrassment of the buffalo, especially the mothers and new calves every spring being hazed by various governmental departments for absolutely no valid reason. This is a very important organization constantly working in the field through volunteers to protect our last living wild buffalo. These wild buffalo MUST be protected to preserve our last living animals that are free roaming in Yellowstone National Park. Please give my review some serious attention so that we can preserve our last wild buffalo. Thank you for your consideration.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The BFC volunteers live their lives with and for the Buffalo. I became aware of them about 20 years ago. I have donated money and bought books to help in what little way I can. Following the BFC over the years I have to admire them for what they do. They have grown in their impact for what they do for the Buffalo. Out in the field 365 days a year, enduring the weather to help the Buffalo live their lives in peace. What the DOL does is pure harrassment. A truly admiral group of people, the BFC deserves any and all the support they can get.

Reba Holt

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Rarely do you find a group of people doing so much on a shoestring budget. They accomplish this through resourceful use of assets, close community contact and leveraging social media tools; three keys of success for a Great Nonprofit.

The staff has tremendous courage of conviction to stand against the efforts and actions of multiple federal and state agencies as well as local and regional cattleman associations. Such dedication takes on a "David and Goliath" character when you consider the wealth and power they're up against. This perseverance in the face of adversity speaks to their staying power, both physical and philosophical.

We visited Yellowstone on our family trip to the High Plains a few years back and were inspired by the iconic wildlife; antelope, elk, bison, wolves and more. Upon our return I discovered the efforts of BFC and others to expand wild bison habitat within Greater Yellowstone. Since bison are a linchpin species of the plains I can think of few other wildlife conservation efforts that merit more attention.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Buffalo Field Campaign provides valuable information to the public about the plight of surviving buffalo in this nation. This is information that the public would never hear learn from broadcast news or any media outlets. It also educates interested citizens about interactions they can have with elected officials and state and national bureaucracies on behalf of buffalo.

1 Moonflower

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing and caring group of individuals who keeps the public aware of the plight of the buffalo through hot or cold, rain or sunshine and thick and thin. They are dedicated to the cause....not only those in the field but Stephany Seay and Dan Brister, too. So many are involved in planning activities that keep the buffalo in the public's eye. I have been a supporter of the BFC for many years and will continue to do so. This compassionate group of people who volunteer their services is just amazing. They are true blessings. Thank you BFC for all the good work you do! I know it is a slow process to win freedom for the bison but you have stood strong through it all.

Brenda58

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I came across this organization and found that they were doing seriously needed work. They are the only group trying to save our iconic Buffalo from extinction. The government agencies involved appear to have one goal and one goal only and that is the total extinction of these buffalo. There is no reason except there made up ones. Like the buffalo are a danger to cattle .There has never been any livestock contaminated by a buffalo.. Thank God that these people have the moxie to stand strong against the government and livestock industry. They can use all the help they can get, they are standing strong against a formidable enemy. BUFFALO FIELD CAMPAIGN is a great nonprofit.

Even though I have only sent information over the net I still feel that this is a very worth while organization.

Jacki H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have followed Buffalo Field Campaign for a number of years cheering them on for their tireless devotion to "our" last herd of wild Buffalo in hope they will some day be free to roam. I know of no other wild animals that are restricted in their movements ! This hazing done by the DOL, I believe is so their cattle have all the grasses while the buffalo have to dig quite a ways down in the snow just to get a mouthful of grasses. My hat's off to these tireless volunteers watching over the buffalo, I wish I could do more for them outside of getting 2 of their calendars...
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Jacki

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are dedicated to preserving our last freely migrating herds of bison. This organization not only educates the public about the reason why the laws are should be overturned that encourage slaughter of healthy bison (because they do not spread brucellosis to cattle) but they also keep us informed of the illegal operations of the State and Federal Gov when they break written laws and trespass on private property so we can then write letters to Congress with our concerns.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A worthwhile project carried out on a shoestring. Roam Free!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

These idiots do not know ANYTHING about buffalo; but pretend they are somehow experts because they follow buffalo in Yellowstone around with a camera & terrorize them. There are over 500,000 buffalo owned privately in the USA & over 20,000 in National & State Parks. They are not endangered in any way & all of these buffalo (including Yellowstone's) are of the same exact genetic DNA. All descended from the last remaining buffalo saved by ranchers in the West. To claim YNP buffalo are somehow "wild" is preposterous & untrue. This organization is a sham & dosen't deserve NPO status.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Buffalo Field Campaign is the only organization helping to restore the last wild population of American Buffalo. They are there day in and day out in the field with the buffalo to document the very unfair way the buffalo are treated in and around Yellowstone. I very much look forward to supporting BFC.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Buffalo Field Campaign is the only organization that tells the truth about what is going on with America's last wild buffalo. They are on the front lines everyday to document what goes on in Yellowstone. They are a truly wonderful organization and I always look forward to news about the buffalo (especially when it is good news).

Elizabeth47

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Its been several years since i have had the opportunity to visit the Buffalo Field Campaign but since that time i've done everything in my power to support them because i just can't think of a more dedicated grassroots movement or a more just cause. A mad complex of government regulation, livestock and property laws and human dominion have woven an incredibly complex web around North America's last wild herd of Buffalo. The BFC tirelessly roams great expanses of land in solidarity with these wild and majestic beings who predate our presence there and who's territory humans have carved up into pieces, drawing lines on the land that no creature can fathom. BFC volunteers work in extreme weather conditions and extreme emotional conditions, standing witness as other humans harass, harm, capture and kill the Buffalo as they migrate across their instinctual homelands. BFC volunteers work with local land owners, with the National Park Service, with all the government and state agencies involved in regulating the treatment and placement of the Buffalo. They jump through the legal hoops, they work with the media, they travel the country to tell the story of the last wild herd of Buffalo and to call people's attention to the abuse inflicted upon them. But what I stand in awe of is that the volunteers go back to the field, day after day to witness and record the hazing operations, mostly powerless to interrupt or stop it. Imagine standing by with only your video camera and witnessing a very pregnant mama Buffalo birth her calf while surrounded by government agents on ATV's on in helicopters. Imagine that calf's introduction to this world! The calf's very first experience on earth is to be chased and harassed by humans, its first activity is to run for its brand new life, its first emotion is terror. I saw this first hand many years ago and it took me to a deep place of dispair and complete shame, to watch people treat wild animals so heartlessly and agressively. Many people of the BFC were present that day and are still present today. They return again and again to a largely thankless, physically exhausting, emotionally taxing experience because their hearts compel them to honor, respect and stand in solidarity with the Buffalo. I stand with the BFC for eternity, may their love and generosity prevail!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I find BFC's work in Yellowstone very important in saving native Buffalo. Our governmaent must be stopped from doing these kind of dastardly acts of "murder" to a animal that have been slaughter by us "Americans"! Wan't it bad enough we tried to exterminate the Native Ameican (the real Americans)Peoples of this land!!! We are acting no better than the Nazi's did to the Jewish race!!BFC is our only real hope to save them, if and only if our government listens to the cry from it's people!! BFC is #1 in my book!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They run an operation on a shoestring to be able to have people in the field, actually out with the buffalo, to document the hazing. The buffalo are our national icon. I am outraged that the federal government protects private cattle interests by hazing our national icon using taxpayer dollars. Buffalo Field Campaign is the best watchdog for the buffalo.

Review from Guidestar

ellengoodman1942

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Buffalo Field Campaign does oustanding work in publicizing and protecting the bison of Yellowstone Park.

Review from Guidestar