Thursday, January 5, 2012

Support No Cattle Grazing in Gallatin Nat'l Forest

The following is from BFC.

No more cattle grazing in wild buffalo habitat! It's time to remove cattle from Gallatin National Forest to make room for these handsome and ecologically critical native bovines. 
Photo courtesey of
Sandy Sisti.  Click photo for larger image. 

The Gallatin National Forest Hebgen Lake Ranger District is proposing to renew a 10 year permit to graze cattle within the wild American buffalo's habitat on the South Fork and Watkins Creek in Hebgen Basin, west of Yellowstone National Park.  The South Fork of the Madison River is prime buffalo habitat and buffalo migrate through the Gallatin National Forest not far from Watkins Creek.  Buffalo migrating west of the South Fork have been shot by private landowners and Montana livestock officials as the habitat is currently designated Zone 3 ("zero tolerance") by the Interagency Bison Management Plan agencies including the Gallatin National Forest. 

Please tell Gallatin National Forest that you support the "No Grazing Alternative" to help protect habitat for wild buffalo!  Comments are due by January 20, 2012. 


REMINDER:  There's just over a week left to comment on Montana's Gardiner Basin proposal and more actions you can take for the buffalo are also below. 

Thank you so much for being a voice for America's last wild buffalo!

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