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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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90 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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 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!!

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 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.

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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.

Donor

Rating: 5

Words cannot express how thankful and impressed I am with the work that Buffalo Field Campaign and their volunteers do for America's wild bison. Without their work, I believe that our bison would have little or no protection against the people and government who would do them harm and run them to extinction again. I say, three cheers for Buffalo Field Campaign and a heartfelt thank you to them!

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Donor

Rating: 5

When making a visit to Yellowstone National Park in 2002 I came in contact with the Buffalo Field Campaign. After hearing there pitch and making a donation, I have made a donation every year since then as they continue their mission. I love that my donation is going straight to the actual people in the field, not to fund raisers or highly paid executives. I get their weekly newsletters and appreciate the local information when planning a new trip to the area.

Donor

Rating: 5

The work of this fine organization comes straight from the heart. They literally are in the field -- on the ground protecting America's only remaining wild buffalo. And they share their experiences with beautiful stories and amazing photos for those of us who love and honor buffalo, but who cannot be there to serve in that way.

I am tremendous grateful for the Buffalo Field Campaign, and I hope others will learn about and support them, too.

Aaron Rose

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a hands on group that is doing an excellent job of protecting an iconic species. Without them I would not know much of what is going on and how they are being harmed.

Donor

Rating: 5

They are effective and don't make false claims, like some groups do.

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization does amazing work to protect the American buffalo. Their web page is full of educational information. Their videos prove the work they do, and I have no doubts that my donations are put to good use. It is my belief that the American Buffalo is a national treasure and every citizen should take responsibility for the care and protection of these majestic animals.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a supporter of the Buffalo Field Campaign for over 10yrs now. I call these folks my friends and they are my neighbors. They do an excellent job of protecting/fighting for Yellowstone's native bison population. They are an amazing group of people who truly care about our bison and work not only on paper and over the internet, but literally have their boots on the ground everyday out in the field to make sure the bison are not being harassed by state/federal agencies. I love the buffalo - bought my home because of the bison that come through every spring/fall. Please help this wonderful organization as they go around the country and to Washington, D.C. to speak out on behalf of the wild Yellowstone bison. Your donation would be greatly appreciated and put toward good use. Thank you Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) for what you do everyday! You are the best!

April44

Donor

Rating: 5

BFC is an amazing non-profit whose dedication is unparalleled. They do incredibly important work is saving and promoting information about our nation's last wild bison population.

1 mimejuly

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization which has set about to preserve the last remaining free roaming herd of wild buffalo in this country. These people spend their lives out in the elements (winter too) protecting the buffalo of Yellowstone from our federal government as well as the government sponsored activities of Montana. The Buffalo Field Campaign faces insurmountable odds as they try to protect the buffalo from the ignorance of the cattle industry, while the cattle industry has the backing of the state (of Montana) and federal officials. The Buffalo Field Campaign survives from donations only. One of the most pure and selfless organizations out there.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I ran across the Buffalo Field Campaign website after a visit to Yellowstone a couple of years ago. While photographing these magnificent creatures, I had no idea of the danger they must face each and every year in order to survive. We call ourselves a civilized people, but the cruelty unleashed on the buffalo is beyond inhumane. The Buffalo Field Campaign is the only organization standing up to the cattlemen and the state of Montana in the constant inhumane battle that ensues year after year. I shutter to think of what would have become of the Yellowstone Buffalo without the Buffalo Field Campaign's watchful eye and reports from the field. The Buffalo Field Campaign struggles admist unfathomable conditions to protect these animals and to report to the public the grossly inhumane acts committed by our federal government in addition to the State of Montana. They are the only honest voice for the Yellowstone Buffalo. Roam Free!

Michelle224

Donor

Rating: 5

Buffalo Field Campaign is a great example of what a nonprofit should be and do. They are professional and passionate staff and volunteer members. It's obvious that they put their funds into their work for the benefit of the buffalo and not to benefit themselves.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor AND I also volunteered one week with this amazing organization. Every bit of resources goes into efforts that directly affect saving the buffalo. I work in the nonprofit area myself, so I am keen to seeing how a nonprofit uses its resources and the results it is attaining. Buffalo Field Campaign is one of those organizations that I am more than happy and willing to assist in its mission to save these magnificent icons of our nation's history. In addition to the animal rights work that they do, the organization also addresses environmental rights as well as human rights in relation to the "battles" that Native Americans still experience in the region, including those that connect them with the buffalo. Education and on-the-ground, one-on-one work with the buffalo and the public make this one of my top organizations to support.

Donor

Rating: 5

BFC was the first organization to bring the plight of America's last truly wild bison to the public view over a decade ago. Through bitter cold and heat 365 days /year they are in the field with the buffalo documenting and publicizing the senseless outrages committed by state and federal government agencies against these iconic creatures. They soldiered on through many grim sad days when 100s of bison were inhumanely rounded up and hauled to slaughter, for the supposed bogus reason of controlling brucellosis when the real purpose of the kills was for population control. Ranchers don't want bison grazing on range that they could be running cows on even if that range is located on the public's land.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following and supporting this fine organization for over 10 years. They selflessly follow the last genetically wild remnants of the Great Herd that was all but wiped out in the 1800s. They document and spread the word about the atrocities commited against these buffalo by the federal government and the state of Montana who are perpetuating the range war against the buffalo. These icons of the West, which are valuable wildlife belonging to all Americans, are being senselessly harassed, injured and slaughtered with taxpayer money. Buffalo Field Campaign deserves my praise and donations because they efficiently and selflessly stretch those contributions; they are the only group in the field day in, day out patrolling on behalf of the buffalo.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Buffalo of the America's are a great symbol of strength.. an icon of what America once was and can be again.
The Buffalo Field Campaign is an amazing organization helping to protect these humble giants. Helping to preserve their rights and land access. They are one of the best non-profits working in America today. I truly wish they would get more recognition and support.