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Buffalo and Monsoons

Featured image by Buffalo Field Campaign      by Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance Two days ago, three of last wild bison were shot and killed illegally in a no-shooting zone in a campground barely 100 yards from the boundary of Yellowstone National Park. The next morning, I skied out of the woods with … Continue reading Buffalo and Monsoons

Week of Action for the Buffalo

     by Buffalo Field Campaign Mark your calendars and plan to join Buffalo Field Campaign for some winter rallies for wild buffalo! Yellowstone, Montana, and other bison managers have aims to kill upwards of 900 of the gentle giants this winter, all to appease Montana’s infamous livestock industry. The country’s last wild buffalo — … Continue reading Week of Action for the Buffalo

Lost in Pocatello

     by Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance This morning, I spent four hours lost in an industrial neighborhood in Pocatello, Idaho. I was carrying two bags and a box full of food—altogether about 70 or 80 pounds—the wind was howling through the flat grey morning, and I must have covered five miles before … Continue reading Lost in Pocatello

Deep Green Resistance Training at Yellowstone National Park in June 2018

Activists, save these dates: Deep Green Resistance will conduct advanced training in direct action, revolutionary strategy, tactics, and organizing June 22 – 24. This workshop is aimed at providing practical skills and networking to activists, organizers, and revolutionaries interested in saving the planet. Environmental and social justice activists realize we are losing. Our tactics are … Continue reading Deep Green Resistance Training at Yellowstone National Park in June 2018

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

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