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Volume 3  February 2012 
BFC Honored as "Small Green Group That Makes a Big Difference"
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Help Us Stop
The Slaughter

Montana: The Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) is the only group working in the field, everyday, to stop the slaughter and harassment of Yellowstone's wild buffalo. Volunteers from around the world defend buffalo on their traditional winter habitat and advocate for their protection. Their daily patrols stay with the buffalo on the grounds the buffalo choose, then document every move made against them.

The Buffalo Field Campaign was named one of  the"Ten Small Green Groups That Make a Big Difference" in a CounterPunch article written by Jeffrey St. Clair.  The article features 10 grassroots groups who "stand up for what they stand on, who put protection of the environment before politics. They all operate close to the bone, their meager budgets are spent on activism and litigation, not on self-promoting direct mail operations, glitzy offices or bloated administrative expenses. These groups will put your money to work defending the planet."

 "Ten Small Green Groups That Make a Big Difference"

 Buffalo Field Campaign

"Since 1985, the federal government, working in concert with Montana cattle barons, has killed more than 6,800 bison that have migrated out of Yellowstone National Park. The slaughter is rationalized on the specious grounds of preventing the spread of brucellosis from bison to local cows. Buffalo Field Campaign has exposed this dreadful bloodbath as a political hoax. Their volunteers courageously place themselves between the bison and their would-be killers. They spend all day, from sunrise until sunset, watching and documenting actions taken against the buffalo. They run patrols from cars, skis and snowshoes to protect buffalo outside the park. Their tactics range from video documentation to nonviolent civil disobedience."  Jeffrey St. Clair

Citizens from several Midwest states are protecting what little remains of the majestic hardwood forests that once blanketed the Heartland.
Living Rivers
Working to overturn one of the greatest environmental crimes in American history, the
damming of Glen Canyon and abuse of the Colorado River
Los Alamos Study Group
Consistently provides research, education, and leadership on nuclear disarmament and related issues in New Mexico.
Beyond Nuclear
The nation’s feistiest and most uncompromising anti-nuclear power group
Climate Ground Zero
The frontline battles against big coal are fought in mining towns where citizens place their bodies on the line to stop mountain top removal mining.
Fund for Wild Nature
Instead of investing in stocks and bonds, the Fund for Wild Nature puts its money into non-compromising grassroots environmental groups.
Utah Environmental Congress
They are a fearless and unflinching outfit that doesn’t back down when protecting Utah's wilderness and environment.
Wild Idaho Rising Tide
Leading the battle against ExxonMobil’s scheme to turn all Northwest and Northern Rockies highways into permanent corridors to the largest industrial project on Earth.
Wolf Haven
Rescues captive-born wolves, helps breed Mexican gray wolves to restore to the Southwest, and breeds, fosters, and houses the endangered red wolf. 

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