Concerns to be aired on Yellowstone buffalo

       Concerns about the treatment of Yellowstone National Park buffalo will be presented by Josh Osher, a volunteer with the Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC), Friday, Sept. 29 at the Java Buddha Coffee House, 2820 W. Colorado Ave., from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
       The BFC claims that National Park Service rangers are following “draconian” policies, including unjustified slaughter and quarantine, that could eventually wipe out the park's free-roaming herd. This is contrary to the Park Service position, as stated on its website ( yell), that its policies have helped increase the herd from 2,200 in 1997 to more than 4,000 in 2003.
       The BFC website is For more information, call Java Buddha at 633-5282.

Westside Pioneer from press release