Welcome back to our e-newsletter dedicated to protecting the American bison’s freedom to roam Yellowstone’s wild country.
Buffalo Field Campaign has restarted our e-newsletter to reach you, the Piikani Nation and Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, twenty-three businesses, fifty-nine nonprofit organizations, and 2,221 individuals who asked the Forest Service to designate American bison, a species of conservation concern and provide habitat standards for the migratory species to roam our National Forests. Nitsíniiyi'taki, Pidamaya, Thank you.
Despite broad support, Forest Supervisor Mary C. Erickson did not include habitat standards for American bison in the Custer Gallatin National Forest's land management plan, and Regional Forester Leanne M. Marten did not designate the migratory giants as a species of conservation concern in the Northern Region.
These momentous decisions determining how habitat will be managed for decades to come are now subject to the Forest Service's objection's process.
Participating in the public objection process is your last chance to secure standards protecting American bison's freedom to roam our National Forests.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 is the final day to submit your objections. Becoming an objector provides you standing to challenge the Forest Service's final decisions. As a signatory to the American bison report, you have standing to object.
We have set up a dedicated web page where you can find a trove of resources to support your objections.
The final alternative chosen by Custer Gallatin National Forest Supervisor Mary C. Erickson must include standards protecting American bison habitat and restoring connectivity for natural migrations.
We must request American bison be designated a species of conservation concern to secure a viable population on National Forests in the Northern Region
We must not abandon American bison to another regulatory scheme that does not sustain them on National Forest habitat that is essential to their survival and well-being in the wild.
Your time is valuable. Our messages will be few and brief to inspire cooperative action in support of strengthening protections for our country's wild American bison and ensuring a future for the migratory giants to roam our National Forests.
Please share our web page and e-newsletter with your network of friends, family, and associates.
Together, we can grow our number, expand our reach, and secure standards protecting the American bison's freedom to roam our National Forests.
Nitsíniiyi'taki, Pidamaya, Thank you.
Darrell Geist, habitat coordinator
Buffalo Field Campaign
American bison a Species of Conservation Concern web page