Celebrating 25 years of relentless advocacy for an iconic American species, the Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) brings its 2022 Wild Bison of Yellowstone Road Show to Elk River Books on Wednesday, Sept. 28, for an evening of storytelling, film, live music and education.
Presenters include BFC executive director and Nez Perce environmental scientist James Holt, who will discuss the importance of enforcing treaty rights and restoring cultural relationships between humans and buffalo; BFC co-founder Mike Mease, who will share his “wildly popular bison videos and spin some colorful tales;” and Native flute player Mignon Geli will give a live performance.
According to the organization’s website, “The Buffalo Field Campaign works both in the field and in the policy arenas to stop the harassment and slaughter of America’s last wild buffalo. Formalized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 1997, we also protect the natural habitat of wild free-roaming bison and other native wildlife, and stand with First Nations to honor the sacredness of wild buffalo. Our primary goal is to create permanent year-round protection for bison and the ecosystem they depend on—including respect for the migratory needs of this long-exploited and clearly endangered species.
“We remain the only organization existing solely to defend and protect wild buffalo. We live with them, protect them through the long cold seasons, and advocate tirelessly on their behalf.”
More information on the BFC can be found at buffalofieldcampaign.org.
The free event will take place at 7 p.m. at Elk River Books, 122 S. 2nd St. in Livingston.