The American Bison
For All of Us
Are you interested in preserving the heritage and legacy of the American Buffalo? If so, please consider a contribution to The National Buffalo Foundation, a registered 501c(3) organization devoted to this effort.
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Grant and sponsorship requests that support the National Buffalo Foundation’s mission are welcomed. Guidelines and application on our Contact Us page.
How Can You Help?
Your contribution to the continued restoration of the Bison will be immeasurable! See all the ways you can help.
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“I believe the National Buffalo Foundation is a valuable asset to the whole bison industry. We are mainly focused on the research and educational part of the foundation. Being a bison producer, it is very important to us that that there is someplace the industry can turn too for help find valuable solutions to problems that affect anyone with bison.
In conjunction with research, education is so very valuable for the future of the industry. Education is a must for the growth of the bison industry. Please support the National Buffalo Foundation.”
Buffalo Hall of Fame
Inducted for guiding the bison industry in an extraordinary way through good times and those that were challenging.
His commitment, service and advocacy played a crucial role in the development of today’s bison industry, particularly in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s when the industry plummeted.
In May of 1879, when Mary Ann realized the inevitable wiping out of the buffalo, she urged her husband, Charles Goodnight, to attempt to preserve them. He set aside, at her request, 600 acres for the buffalo starting with three calves.