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By James A. Bailey

What's Happening...

Re-Introducing Bill to Improve Conservation, Management
Proposed Bison Bill for 2015 Montana Legislature

Bison Unfairly Cast as Brucellosis Villains
Part 3 and Part 4 by Todd Wilkinson

Letter to Interagency Bison Management Planning Partners
A Response to Montana Department of Livestock Proposal to Further Restrict Greater Yellowstone
Bison Habitat (pdf)

Wild Buffalo ManagementóResponsibility of Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks
Proposed Bison Bill for Montana 2013 Legislature (pdf)

Montanans Voice Overwhelming Support for Restoring Bison
Poll Results (pdf)

9th Circuit Upholds Yellowstone Park Bison Slaughter
Billings Gazette Article

Gallatin Wildlife Association Comments on Bison Entering Montana from Yellowstone
To Joint Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks/Department of Livestock Bison Habitat EA (pdf)

Native Habitat for Americaís Last Wild Buffalo Is Guaranteed by Treaty, Tribes Say
Indian Country Today Media Network Article & Video

Are There Any Wild Bison In Our Future?
by Jim Bailey, PhD, Retired Wildlife Biologist

Update January 2012
From YBF President, Joe Gutkoski

A Public Comment
re: Interagency Bison Management Plan

Hazing Is Cruel And Unnecessary
Editorial by YBF President, Joe Gutkoski

YBF Joins Suit To Seek Emergency Injunction To
Prevent Slaughter of Yellowstone Bison

Buffalo Field Campaign Press Release

Billings Gazette News Article...
Bison Corralled For Slaughter As Activists Ask Court For Halt

Hearing On Lawsuit Over Wild Bison Hazing
September 20, 2010

Buffalo Field Campaign Press Release
Billings Gazette | Helena Independent Record

Press Release - March 23, 2010
YBF Joins Suit to Protect Quarantined Bison & Public Trust
Lawsuit Seeks to Secure Public Access to Bison and Prevent Privatization of Calves

Letter to Regional Forester
Petition to designate Bison as a sensitive species in Region One

Press Release - November 9, 2009
Conservationists File Suit Against Federal Agencies to End Bison Slaughter
Yellowstone Buffalo Foundation
a plaintiff

The Sad and Shameful Situation of the Yellowstone Buffalo

Church Universal & Triumphant Bison Easement Deal

Published Editorials

Yellowstone Buffalo

Brucellosis Research

Regionalizing Brucellosis Can Be A Win/Win Solution

Buffalo In The Greater Yellowstone Area

Article in New West about Fish, Wildlife & Parks Scoping Period on Bison Hunt

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Montana Wild Buffalo Recovery
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American Buffalo


Church Universal & Triumphant Bison Easement Deal 2008

Map of Bison Cattle Easement Deal 2008
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Yellowstone National Park (YNP) agreed on April 19th to a down payment of $1.8 million to the Church Universal and Triumphant (CUT), plus additional payments of $76,500 per year for 20 years, totaling $3.3 million, for a 30-year narrow bison corridor easement and the removal of CUT’s small, recently acquired herd of cattle. This would allow 25 bison, tested and fitted with neck and vaginal electronic transmitters, to walk the easement and keep the bison from acting like wildlife. They must obey the impossible strictures of the Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP), written by the stock growers, and stay within its restrictive zones 1, 2 and 3 boundaries.

We are paying $3,300,000 twice for a single easement along a Park County road that has a public right-of-way!!! Why do four non-government organizations (NGO’s) and a seriously misled Governor support this $3.3 million deal?

    1. to mask the fact that our Governor has allowed the elimination of 1,700 bison on his watch in 2008, more than any time since the late 1800s.
    2. to perpetuate a falsehood that bison are being allowed to widely roam in Montana.
    3. as a ruse to brag that adaptive management is practiced under the IBMP.
    4. as a public relations stunt to divide and shut up those who question this situation.
    5. to hide the fact that the population is below 2,500 bison within YNP.
    6. to obscure the recent congressional audit by the General Accounting Office (GAO) harshly critical of the IBMP and recommending drastic revisions of the plan.
    7. the $3.3 million deal supports and reinforces the stock growers’ IBMP, the plan the GAO recommends changing.
    8. The deal will lead to bison slaughter in the future and does nothing for a real solution. Bison are a gift to Montana from YNP. Millions of acres of national forest and acquired wildlife ranges in the Gardiner, West Yellowstone and Gallatin basins can accommodate these adaptive animals managed by Montana as native wildlife.

Please write, call or e-mail the GAO and request an audit on this deal.

April 23, 2008

Potential Range For Northern Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Buffalo Foundation
Bison Herd
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