Bison Advocates Rally for Week of Action Beginning February 14

 

Buffalo head south, away from Yellowstone’s dangerous trap. Photo by Stephany Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign.

Buffalo Field Campaign to Host Series of Events in Southwest Montana

Published February 14, 2017

WEST YELLOWSTONE, MONTANA – Buffalo Field Campaign is holding a Week of Action with rallies, marches, and other events in southwest Montana towns in an effort to draw attention to and show public support for halting the highly controversial slaughter of Yellowstone’s wild, migratory buffalo.  A schedule of events follows:

Tuesday, February 14:  Rally in Bozeman, Montana
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Meet at the Bozeman Public Library
626 E. Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59725
Look for the buffaloon!

Tuesday, February 14: Presentation by BFC’s Mike Mease at Montana State University
5:00pm at the Strand Union Building, Ballroom B

Wednesday, February 15: March and Candlelight Vigil in Gardiner, Montana
March through town to Beattie Gulch 2:00 p.m.
Candlelight vigil at 6:00 p.m.
Meet at: Gallatin National Forest Gardiner Ranger District. If you can’t join us for the whole march, please join us at Beattie Gulch for the candlelight vigil!
805 Scott Street
Gardiner, MT 59030

Thursday, February 16:  National Call-In Day across the nation (targets to be announced that day), and activities at Buffalo Field  Campaign. We will host trainings in non-violence and know-your-rights at BFC headquarters in West Yellowstone.

Friday, February 17:  Special event in Helena, Montana
We will have the honor of being joined by Native speakers and legislators. 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Meet on the steps of the capitol.

Saturday – Sunday, February 18-19:  Rallies in West Yellowstone, Montana, and story telling, culture sharing, and other activities at Buffalo Field Campaign
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Meet at:  Buffalo Spirit
14 N. Canyon Street
West Yellowstone, MT 59758

Buffalo Field Campaign is the only group working every day in the field, the courts, and the policy arena, in defense of America’s last wild buffalo, the Yellowstone herds. The Yellowstone buffalo are America’s last wild, migratory herds and the most important bison population that exists. They are the last truly wild bison and are 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.”

More information can be found at www.BuffaloFieldCampaign.org.

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