Dear Buffalo Friends in Montana,
Join Buffalo Field Campaign and other wild bison advocates on Monday, January 5, 2009 for a *RALLY IN HELENA*! We need you to stand with us for the buffalo as both Governor Brian Schweitzer and the Montana Legislature are sworn into office. Stand with us to let the Montana Governor and the Legislature know that wild buffalo have a right to migrate into and be treated respectfully in Montana!
* WHO: Everyone who cares about restoring wild bison in Montana
* WHAT: March & Rally with banners, puppets, speakers and take action items
* WHEN: Monday, January 5, 2009. 9:00 - 10:30 am
Buffalo Allies of Bozeman has been consistently against the Royal Teton Ranch deal. We believe this deal does not actually provide habitat for bison (since most bison are not allowed on the land and all will be forced back into Yellowstone after April 15); it also provides for awful treatment for those few bison allowed for a short time on this land. It's simply a handout to the Church Universal & Triumphant to the tune of $3.3 million to make the IBMP partners and allied groups look as though they are doing something beneficial for buffalo when in fact the torture and slaughter continues.
Some other environmental groups are supporting the plan, and you may have received an email from at least one of them urging you to support the deal. Our local allies, Buffalo Field Campaign and Gallatin Wildlife Association, have joined us in opposing the deal.
We would urge otherwise, but however you feel about it, the FWP commissioners are meeting again today to try and approve the plan. That meeting is at 4 PM. In Bozeman, you can join the meeting in person at 4 PM today at the FWP Region 3 building at 1400 S. 19th.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nick Dobeck, Buffalo Allies of Bozeman
December 3, 2008
“You Can Help the Yellowstone Buffalo” – Education Event
Buffalo Allies of Bozeman will hold an educational event on the basics of bison policy in Yellowstone and how to help.
(Bozeman, MT – December 3, 2008) Last season, a record number of buffalo in the Yellowstone area were shipped to slaughter under the Interagency Bison Management Plan. In the midst of that slaughter, local residents formed Buffalo Allies of Bozeman to prevent further government slaughter of wild buffalo. On Saturday, December 6, Buffalo Allies of Bozeman is holding a public event to inform Gallatin Valley residents of the basics of the buffalo situation and to promote ways to take action for these majestic animals.
WHO: Buffalo Allies of Bozeman
Bozeman Public Library (Large Conference Room)
12 Noon - 2 PM
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Part 1 is a basic primer on what's happening in the Yellowstone area with the buffalo populations. Why are they being slaughtered and hazed, who is behind it, why, and what's being done about it?
It will feature a short movie and provide information for those who want to be educated on the situation.
We hope you can stick around for Part 2.
Buffalo topic of discussion at Northern Rockies Bioneers in Bozeman: Presentations available for download
We want to thank everyone who helped us, presented, and sat in on our presentations about the buffalo, about the history of buffalo and native peoples, and what's being now about Yellowstone's buffalo both in the park region and with native tribes.
We now have three of the five slide presentations available for download (see below).
Below also is a brief synopsis of the speakers and what they talked about.