American bison a Species of Conservation Concern is a collaborative project dedicated to securing protection for the wild species and their habitat on National Forests.

June 6, 2019 is the final day to submit public comments for American bison on the Custer Gallatin Forest plan revision

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MAIL TO:
Custer Gallatin National Forest
Attn: Forest Plan Revision Team
P.O. Box 130 (10 E Babcock)
Bozeman, MT 59771

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The Custer Gallatin National Forest is revising its' forest plan that will determine how American bison and their habitat are managed for decades to come.

The agency released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement with a range of alternatives on American bison for public comment. (June 6, 2019 is the final day for commenting).

Please write comments in support of strengthening Alternative D (Word, PDF) by setting strong standards to achieve the “desired condition” of viable, self-sustaining populations of American bison on the Custer Gallatin National Forest.

Listing American bison as a species of conservation concern, reintroducing fire as a natural force in expanding habitat, removing barriers to migration, securing habitat connectivity, are a sample of comments to advocate for.

We will post updates to Buffalo Field Campaign’s comments here (Word, PDF).

Your comments – written in your own words – are invaluable! Tell them you support American bison’s freedom to roam National Forest habitat. Thank you!

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Key Documents

Comments in support of strengthening Alternative D, May 20, 2019 (Word, PDF)

Reviewers Guide to Commenting, March 2019 (PDF)

Range of Alternatives on Buffalo for Public Comment, March 2019 (PDF)

Best available scientific information (excerpts from National Forest planning rule April 9, 2012) (PDF)

Connectivity (excerpts from National Forest planning rule April 9, 2012) (PDF)

Definitions (excerpts from National Forest planning rule April 9, 2012) (PDF)

Focal species (excerpts from National Forest Planning rule April 9, 2012) (PDF).

Species of Conservation Concern (excerpts from National Forest planning rule April 9, 2012 (PDF)

Official Signatories’ Report, American Bison A Species of Conservation Concern, March 5, 2018 (PDF)

Draft Revised Forest Plan, March 2019 (PDF)

Draft Revised Forest Plan Appendices, March 2019 (PDF)

Draft Environmental Impact Statement Summary, March 2019 (PDF)

Draft Environmental Impact Statement Volume I, March 2019 (PDF)

Forest Supervisor Mary C. Erickson, Public Review of Draft Forest Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Custer Gallatin Forest Plan Revision, March 1, 2019 (PDF)

National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule, Final Rule and Record of Decision, April 9, 2012 (PDF)

American Bison E-newsletter

Welcome to our American bison e-newsletter (April 17, 2019)

The art of developing comments (April 23, 2019)

What's missing in the Custer Gallatin Forest Plan revision? (May 1, 2019)

Listing American bison as a species of conservation concern (May 8, 2019)

Seeking the truth (May 14, 2019)

Restoring connectivity for American bison on the National Forest (May 22, 2019)