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We're still tabling in the National Parks and a road
show patrol just took off today bound for the West Coast.
Please check out the schedule at http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/aboutus/roadshows2004.html
and check out all the places we will be. If you have
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Thanks to everyone who has been responding to the newsletter
and our recent pleas with donations! Together we will
wind up this campaign and future generations will have
truly protected wild free roaming buffalo! Thanks to
all of the folks who care about this issue!
One more heads up -
now due October 2nd on the proposed
Bison Brucellosis Vaccine Environmental Impact Statement
in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
More Info below.....& at http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/06jun20041800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2004/pdf/04-17586.pdf
Enjoy the rest of your summer and let us know if you
have a week to come ski with us this winter! Together
we are making a difference...
For the Buffalo!!____________________
Vaccination EIS Info:
AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of Interior.
ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental
to evaluate a park-wide program for remote delivery
of a brucellosis
vaccine to bison in Yellowstone National Park.
SUMMARY: In accordance with section
102 (2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act
of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the National Park
Service (NPS) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement
(EIS) for a remote delivery brucellosis vaccination
program for bison in
Yellowstone National Park. Remote delivery in this proposed
action is distinguished from hand delivery that occurs
in penned situations at or near Yellowstone National
Park's boundaries that is authorized under a 2000 Record
of Decision (ROD).
The purpose of and need for the action is to implement
a program to deliver a suitable vaccine to wild and
free ranging bison without capturing and handling individual
brucellosis vaccine would be delivered to untested bison
within the park to lower the percentage of the Yellowstone
bison population infected with brucellosis. This planning
effort will result in a
decision determining whether or not to implement remote
delivery of a vaccine to free-ranging bison inside Yellowstone
The alternatives to be considered include no-action,
and an adaptive management strategy to implement a program
using currently available technology while pursuing
new research and development of improved techniques.
The major issues to resolve include:
(1) The effectiveness and safety in wildlife of a remote
(2) The effectiveness and safety of a vaccine for bison,
(3) The human health and safety of park staff and visitors,
(4) The visitor experience.
A scoping brochure has been prepared that details the
background and issues identified to date.
Copies of that information may be obtained by contacting
Bison Ecology and Management Office,
POB 168, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 82190-0168
or by viewing the brochure at the Yellowstone National
Park Web site
Full details at: http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/06jun20041800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2004/pdf/04-17586.pdf