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Buffalo Field Campaign

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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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Buffalo Field Campaign is a family of volunteers inspired by and dedicated to the Sacred Buffalo! We have been standing with the bison for the past 15 years and have learned so much. We have learned how to live in community, how to care for one another, how to respect Nature, how to listen, how to observe, the list goes on and on. All this we have learned from the wild buffalo. We continue to learn from their wisdom. We continue to stand in their defense. We continue our efforts in the field, in the media, in congress, in the courts, and within our lodge all in respect and great admiration for the mighty bison and wild nature. Join us this Spring and in the 2012 Green Awards! Wild and Free-justine

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Buffalo Field Campaign is a family of folks comitted to protecting this country's last wild bison. My husband, son and I have found the BFC to be a warm, active, funny, intelligent, and brave group of environmentalist who care about what the buffalo mean to our future, have meant to our past, and hold here in the present. It is my experience after working for several non profits that the BFC has an integrity to match that of the majestic bison. Every dollar raised goes towards the preservation of our North American Bison.