* BFC Fights to Designate Wild Bison as Threatened or Endangered
This week BFC, together with our friends at Western Watersheds Project and Friends of Animals Wildlife Law Program, took the first required step to sue the Department of the Interior and U.S. Fish & Wildlife (USFWS) for failing to provide Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for the distinct population segment of bison in Yellowstone National Park.
As outlined in our Notice of Intent to Sue, when the Fish and Wildlife Service issued its negative 90-day determination on two separate petitions to list the bison as threatened or endangered, they ignored the best available science, applied an incorrect legal standard to the petition, and ignored the plain language of the Endangered Species Act, which requires that any species threatened by one or more of five factors shall be designated as endangered or threatened.
America's national mammal, the wild bison, is threatened with extinction because of the actions--and inaction--of the agencies entrusted with protecting them. The Department of Interior should base its decisions on the best available science, not political pressure from the livestock industry.
Protecting wild bison under the ESA is the best, and strongest, way to bring this imperiled species the protections it so desperately needs. Please read the press release announcing this important action HERE.
* Wild Bison 2017 Calendar: Get Yours Today, Retail or Wholesale!
Celebrate wild buffalo every day of the year with our seventh annual Wild Bison of Yellowstone Country calendar. This year's edition is the most wonderful exploration yet of this country’s largest land mammal. Featuring stunning photos from generous professional photographers and BFC patrols, our 2017 calendar also features incredible artwork, interesting facts, and beautiful poetry and quotes.
All proceeds from the calendar go directly to BFC’s front lines work defending and protecting America’s last wild buffalo. Support our work to help these gentle giants as you celebrate wild buffalo every day!
Fall in love with the buffalo and strengthen your resolve to help protect them!
2017 Calendars Now Available at Wholesale Prices!
For the first time, we are offering calendars at wholesale prices to those of you who want to purchase in bulk. Please help us help the buffalo and help yourself in the process!
Do you own a small business? Does your friend, or neighbor or family member? Maybe you are part of another organization that needs some help fundraising? We want to offer you the opportunity to help us help the buffalo while also helping yourself by offering our 2017 calendar at the wholesale price to those who want to help us spread the word to protect the herds!
Minimum order is 10 calendars for $70 plus $13.45 priority S&H ($83.45 total). The calendars sell retail for $12.95 so this deal would make you or your organization almost $50! But the more you order the better it gets!
20 calendars for $120 plus $13.45 priority S&H ($133.45 total) can result in a profit of $125.55
30 calendars for $180 plus $13.45 priority S&H ($193.45 total) can result in a profit of $195.05
40 calendars for $240 plus $13.45 priority S&H ($253.45 total) can result in a profit of $264.55
View our wholesale sheet HERE.
Please send your check or money order, the number of calendars you want to order, and your USPS shipping address to:
Buffalo Field Campaign
PO Box 957
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
If you are interested in ordering more than 40 please contact Tara at 406-646-0070 or firstname.lastname@example.org and she will figure out the shipping costs!
As always, we are deeply grateful for all your help!
* Hot Off The Press: BFC's 2016-2017 Newsletter
If you're on our mailing list, you'll be receiving our latest print newsletter in the next few weeks. If you're not, and would like us to send you one or more (for distribution in your community) please let us know. If your address has changed, or if you are new and would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact Tara at email@example.com.
We need your help in spreading the word to save the wild buffalo herds! If you would like us to send you a stack of newsletters to place around your community, Tara can help you. Shipping can be costly, so please let Tara know an exact number that you are able to distribute and she will happily get them to you ASAP!
* Join BFC this Weekend at Speak for Wolves Event in West Yellowstone
Join wolf and grizzly bear advocates and Buffalo Field Campaign at the third annual Speak for Wolves event this weekend! This gathering of wildlife advocates is being held at the Historic Union Pacific Dining Lodge in West Yellowstone, Montana, July 15-17. Speak for Wolves: Yellowstone 2016 is about taking an important step towards stopping the wolf slaughter that is currently taking place across the United States. But, it’s much more than that: it’s about protecting the wild and reforming the wildlife mismanagement schemes that have imperiled buffalo, wolves, grizzly bears, and other wildlife. In addition to wolf-focused films, art, and discussions, there will be exciting presentations by grizzly bear advocates who are fighting against the delisting of Yellowstone's grizzly bears, including Dave Mattson from Wyoming Wildlife Advocates and Hey Bear-GOAL Tribal Coalition. Then, on Sunday, Buffalo Field Campaign will host a field trip where you can walk with us in some of the places where wild buffalo roam. We hope to see you there!