Yellowstone National Park Bison
Wild Bison Advocates Aim to Flood Phone Lines for the Love of Yellowstone’s Wild Buffalo
WEST YELLOWSTONE, MONTANA — On Wednesday, February 11, the Montana-based wild bison advocacy organization, Buffalo Field Campaign, is encouraging wild bison advocates everywhere to participate in a National Call-In Day to Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis to urge them to love, respect and protect the wild buffalo the American people have entrusted them with.
Superintendent Dan Wenk, Yellowstone National Park: 307-344-2002
Jonathan Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service: 202-208-3818
The National Call-In Day is part of Buffalo Field Campaign’s Week of Action. Buffalo Field Campaign is hosting this Week of Action to help raise awareness and support for America’s last wild buffalo, the Yellowstone herds, which are currently under attack by Montana livestock interests and signatories to the Interagency Bison Management Plan. They aim to reduce the most important bison population in the world to a mere 3,000 animals, due to the intolerance of Montana’s livestock industry, intolerance that is codified in the statute: MCA 81-2-120, a law crafted by the livestock industry.
Yellowstone buffalo are America’s last wild, migratory herds and the most important bison population that exists.
They are the last to identify as a wildlife species and ecologically extinct throughout their native range. They’ve been added to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List for being “threatened with near extinction,” and even Montana designates the species “in greatest conservation need” with conditions “making [bison] vulnerable to global extinction.”
West Yellowstone and Gardiner, Montana-based Buffalo Field Campaign is a non-profit public interest organization founded in 1997 to protect the natural habitat of wild migratory buffalo and native wildlife, stop the slaughter of America’s last wild buffalo and advocate for their lasting protection, and work with people of all nations to honor the sacredness of wild bison.