Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) is the only group working in
the field, everyday, to stop the slaughter and harassment
of Yellowstone's wild buffalo. Volunteers from around the
world defend buffalo on their traditional winter habitat and
advocate for their protection. Our daily patrols stand with
the buffalo on the ground they choose to be on, and document
every move made against them.
spend all day, from sunrise until sunset, watching and documenting
actions taken against the buffalo. We run patrols from cars,
skis and snowshoes to protect buffalo outside the park. Tactics
range from video documentation to nonviolent civil disobedience.
BFC enjoys incredible support
and participation from the local community. Residents allow
us to post signs on their property designating them as "Buffalo
Safe Zones." We offer a fence repair service to mitigate
damage caused by wildlife. Locals join us on our daily rounds,
and many support our patrols with hot drinks and food.
All of our work happens because people
are willing to take a break from their usual schedules and
come help. Over 3000 people from all over the country and
around the world have joined us in our log cabin on Hebgen
Lake to help stop the buffalo slaughter. We feed and house
all our volunteers in our cabin and Gardner satellite camp.
(See news article- 4/24/03-
Earth Day heroes: Amani Hays). Volunteers patrol for buffalo
by skis, snowshoes, or cars. Everyone communicates by a network
of hand-held radios, and also carries a video camera.
Our office runs outreach programs, including
slide and video presentations, summer tabling in Yellowstone
Park, website and e-mail updates, and national media coverage
through press releases and video.