15 buffalo killed on US 191 - Buffalo Allies of Bozeman signs on to letter to MT Department of Transportation and Highway Patrol
Over the past week, 15 bison were killed on U.S. 191 just north of West Yellowstone in three vehicle collisions. A coalition of bison advocates talked about and drafted a letter that is posted below.
In addition to the letter, we in Buffalo Allies of Bozeman want to send out this message to the public at large. You will notice that the letter talks about increased enforcement; however, we believe that no amount of enforcement will matter unless we in the community take steps to educate each other, slow down, and be aware.
The situation with the buffalo moving to habitat where the highway crosses it will continue to create this situation in the spring. It is imperative that we are aware for our safety and for the safety of the buffalo. Please slow down! Please be aware! Please let your friends and neighbors know that buffalo are in the roadways OUTSIDE OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, especially in the spring. Like so many of the changes we would like to see with the buffalo, it's up to us.
ANIMAL WELFARE INSTITUTE
BUFFALO ALLIES OF BOZEMAN
The Bluegrass & Beyond Buffalo Benefit was a great success. Co-sponsored by Buffalo Allies of Bozeman and Buffalo Field Campaign, a great time was had by most all. Thank you Bozeman for supporting local musicians and the buffalo!
A lot more pictures of the event can be found here:
Benefit for the Buffalo Field Campaign
Co-Sponsored by Buffalo Allies of Bozeman
Sat, April 11, 2009 4PM @ The Pour House, 15 N Rouse Ave
10 Foot Tall & 80 Proof - Country Dance - 11 - 1:30
Jawbone Railroad - Bluegrass - 9:30 - 10:45
The Bridger Creek Boys - Bluegrass - 8 - 9:15
Thermal Grass - Bluegrass - 6:45 - 7:45
Comstock Lode - Classic Rock 5:30 - 6:30
Greg Keeler - Singer/Songwriter 4:35 - 5:15
Billy - Singer/Songwriter - 4 - 4:25
No Cover Charge! Donations welcome!
A small group of us with Buffalo Allies of Bozeman went down to volunteer with Buffalo Field Campaign on Saturday. I'm going to share a little here so that you know how easy it is to do and how much fun besides.