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Originally Posted: July 19, 2013
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Montana Department of Livestock have released an Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposal to allow "some" bison access to year-round habitat on "portions" of Gallatin National Forest in Montana's Hebgen and Gardiner Basins, west and north of Yellowstone National Park.
Tell Montana that you fully support securing year-round habitat in Montana where wild, migratory buffalo may freely roam.
Comments are being accepted through August 13, 2013.
Sign an online petition (copy/paste URL into your browser):
And/or better yet, make direct contact:
Bison Year-Round Habitat
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
1400 S. 19th Ave.
Bozeman, MT 59718
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
Montana's Environmental Assement available here:
Wild bison, or buffalo, are ecologically extinct in Montana and
throughout their historic native range. The Yellowstone region is the last
stronghold of the remaining 4,000 wild buffalo that exist today. Current
government mismanagement of this iconic, noble animal severely and unjustly
punishes them for following their migratory instincts that bring them across
the man-made border from Yellowstone National Park into Montana. Thousands
of wild buffalo have been senselessly killed and thousands more repeatedly
harassed and abused by government agencies serving the interests of
livestock producers. An opportunity has arisen that could help alleviate
these barbaric actions for some wild buffalo.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Montana Department of Livestock have released an Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposal to allow "some" bison access to year-round habitat on "portions" of Gallatin National Forest in Montana's Hebgen and Gardiner Basins, west and north of Yellowstone National Park. These are the very places where wild buffalo currently attempt to roam and face conflict, harassment and death. Based on the alternatives within the EA, Montana is leaning towards allowing only bull bison year-round access to these important areas, while family groups with calves would continue to be abusively forced off of calving grounds each spring. All wild buffalo - not just bulls - are in dire need of year-round habitat outside of Yellowstone National Park, lands critical for their winter range and calving grounds. Access to important habitat will help alleviate harsh and unnecessary management actions and will help enable the survival and evolutionary potential of this currently ecologically extinct native wildlife species.
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