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Central Yellowstone Bison Herd in Peril

Current Management Practices Diminish Herd Viability to the Point of Hunt Closure Recommendations      by Buffalo Field Campaign WEST YELLOWSTONE, MONTANA:  Montana and Yellowstone’s severe mismanagement of wild, migratory bison has caused a serious decline in Yellowstone’s Central bison herd.  The current management practices have diminished herd viability to the point that bison biologists … Continue reading Central Yellowstone Bison Herd in Peril

Colorado River Dispatch #1: What Does the River Need?

Featured image by Michelle McCarron Editor’s note: This is the latest installment from Will Falk as he follows the Colorado River from headwaters to delta, before heading to court to argue for the Colorado River to be recognized as having inherent rights. More details on the lawsuit are here. The index of dispatches is here.      by Will … Continue reading Colorado River Dispatch #1: What Does the River Need?

Help Buffalo Field Campaign: Wood Cut Week, September 1-4, 2017

     by Buffalo Field Campaign * HELP US PREPARE FOR WINTER! * JOIN BFC FOR WOOD CUT WEEK, SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2017! It’s hard to imagine right now that winter is not very far away, but it comes quickly to Yellowstone country, and not too long from now the home fires will be burning. At … Continue reading Help Buffalo Field Campaign: Wood Cut Week, September 1-4, 2017

Yellowstone Buffaloes’ Last Stand

Featured image by David Mattson       by Louisa Willcox / Grizzly Times Last Tuesday, in the shadow of Yellowstone’s Electric Peak, I watched National Park Service employees herd, prod, shock, immobilize, poke, and corral bison that had only shortly before spent their lives roaming wild. That day, 45 animals were shipped for slaughter and 62 … Continue reading Yellowstone Buffaloes’ Last Stand

Yellowstone National Park Starts Capturing Wild Bison

Yellowstone National Park has initiated wild bison capture operations in their Stephens Creek bison trap, and plans to send hundreds to slaughter in coming weeks. Yellowstone asserts that these actions are necessary to appease Montana’s livestock industry which claims wild bison pose a threat. Bison were recently bestowed with the honor of being designated as the United States' National Mammal. ... Continue reading →

Groups Sue Government Agencies for Yellowstone Bison ESA Protections

     by Buffalo Field Campaign Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC), Friends of Animals (FoA) and the Western Watersheds Project have filed a lawsuit against the US Department of the Interior and U.S. Fish & Wildlife (USFWS) for failing to provide Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for the distinct population (comprised of at least two herds) … Continue reading Groups Sue Government Agencies for Yellowstone Bison ESA Protections

Bison Abuse in the Hebgen Basin

By Buffalo Field Campaign Government hazers descended upon our soon-to-be national mammal this Monday, marking the season’s first forced removal operation west of Yellowstone National Park. Agents with the Montana Department of Livestock (DOL) and Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) disturbed and chased forty-four buffalo with about twelve newborns from lands west of the South … Continue reading Bison Abuse in the Hebgen Basin

VIDEO: 102 Buffalo Escape Capture in Yellowstone

Featured image: Buffalo head south, away from Yellowstone’s dangerous trap. Photo by Stephany Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign. By Buffalo Field Campaign It gives us great pleasure to share some incredibly positive news with you. Two days after the heartbreaking media tour of Yellowstone’s Stephens Creek capture facility, where one hundred and fifty wild buffalo were … Continue reading VIDEO: 102 Buffalo Escape Capture in Yellowstone

The Buffalo Trap

By Buffalo Field Campaign Last week’s report and photos about what we, and the buffalo, experienced during the two-day media tour of Yellowstone’s bison trap could barely scratch the surface of the horrible things we witnessed. This brief video footage will bring you much closer. On March 8th and 9th, Yellowstone National Park organized a … Continue reading The Buffalo Trap

Help Stop Yellowstone Bison Slaughter

By Buffalo Field Campaign SPECIAL ALERT: Phone Calls Needed Today to Stop Imminent Buffalo Slaughter Yellowstone National Park is holding approximately 150 of America’s last wild buffalo captive in their Stephens Creek bison trap. The Park Service intends to ship these gentle giants to slaughter facilities beginning this week! Why does Yellowstone slaughter America’s last … Continue reading Help Stop Yellowstone Bison Slaughter