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Press Release March 4, 2008

Yellowstone Area Landowners: Leave The Buffalo Alone

Buffalo Field Campaign and Horse Butte landowners seek increased tolerance for bison in cattle-free zone outside western boundary of Yellowstone National Park

Press Release August 14, 2008

Horse Butte Residents Seek to Shield Bison from Stockmen Lawsuit

Bison safety on prime spring calving grounds at stake

Press Release: Victory May 28, 2010

Court Rejects Stockgrowers' Demand to Haze or Slaughter All Horse Butte Bison

Cattle conflict non-existent

Press Release May 15, 2009

Horse Butte Bison Being Hazed

Bison safety on prime spring calving grounds at stake

A bison grazes at American Prairie.
(Ami Vitale for Earthjustice)
feature October 7, 2022

How We Helped Bison Make a Huge Comeback

Earthjustice is using the power of the law to restore and recover wildlife — including bison.

Press Release May 24, 2011

Groups Seek To Shield Bison From Over-reaching Lawsuit

Winter foraging north of Yellowstone Park at issue

Press Release May 13, 2002

Bison Win One in National Forest

Judge rules cattle grazing on public land that prompted buffalo slaughter should be halted

Press Release June 19, 2013

Montana's Highest Court Clears Way for Return of Wild Bison

Bison transfer to Fort Belknap tribes to proceed

Document March 4, 2008

Letter re: Bison Management on Horse Butte Peninsula

Letter from Earthjustice attorney Timothy Preso requesting state and federal agencies to cease all bison hazing, harassment and slaughter on the Horse Butte Peninsula in Montana.

Press Release: Victory January 7, 2013

Court Rules Bison Can Roam

Rejects unreasonable demand to return to widespread buffalo slaughter

Each spring, bison migrate across the park's western boundary to get to lower elevation foraging areas—including Horse Butte—that provide the earliest new grass each spring.
(Photo courtesy of Jim Peaco / NPS)
case: Victory August 17, 2009

Expanding the Territory for Yellowstone’s Bison

The Montana Stockgrowers Association and two other plaintiffs filed a state court lawsuit seeking to order the capture, hazing, or slaughter of bison (also known as buffalo) by a Montana state agency in the Horse Butte area just outside the west boundary of Yellowstone National Park. In response to recent land management changes that have…

page February 11, 2014

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Press Release April 8, 2014

Victory for Wild Bison in Montana

Montana judge rejects effort to classify wild bison as“livestock”

Article May 25, 2012

Scofflaw Bison Occupy Private Grazing Lands Near Yellowstone

A group of 27 bison occupying privately owned grazing lands outside of Yellowstone National Park’s western border were detained by authorities on May 24. The group of animals included 12 newborn calves, 12 mothers, and three juveniles. The Montana Department of Livestock led the raid with support from the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and…

video May 20, 2009

Horse Butte Flyover: Migratory Path of Yellowstone Bison

This short video shows one of the migratory paths that Yellowstone bison take out of the park’s western boundaries into the Gallatin National Forest. They end their journey at lower elevation at the Horse Butte peninsula. It is here the first grasses of spring grow and the bison have their calves. The green and yellow…

One of the newborn bison calves, born at Montana's Fort Peck in the spring of 2012.
(Bill Campbell for Earthjustice)
Article October 16, 2013

Bison: Wildlife or Livestock?

As wild bison return to the plains, ranchers target them as livestock

Red knots, ruddy turnstones, dunlin and semipalmated sandpipers coming through the Delaware Bay near Fortescue, New Jersey, on May 23, 2022.
(Aristide Economopoulos for Earthjustice)
Press Release September 25, 2023

Expert Analysis Reveals Fatally Flawed Horseshoe Crab Model Threatens Red Knots in Delaware Bay

Fisheries commission urged to maintain prohibition on female crab harvest

From the Experts August 19, 2021

NOAA Just Named 31 Nations That Engage in Illegal or Unregulated Fishing. Here’s Why That’s a Step in the Right Direction.

This new approach will help the agency protect marine biodiversity.