Refuge Mission, Public Access and Fate of Bison Herd Placed at Tribal Discretion
PEER's environmental work is solely directed by the needs of its members. As a consequence, we have the distinct honor of serving resource professionals who daily cast profiles in courage in cubicles across the country.
News Releases for Montana
Agency Failed to Conduct Mandatory Environmental Analysis when Submitting Bills
Impasse on National Bison Range Partnership Agreement Spurs Handover Scenario
Employee Comments Detail Why New Agreement Will Work to Refuge Detriment
Draft Policy Conflicts with Past and Pending National Bison Range Funding Pacts
Tribal Takeover Resembles Agreement Invalidated by Federal Court in 2010
Refuge Has Not Rehired Staff After Tribal Funding Agreement Rescinded
Failure to Consider Potential Negative Effects on Iconic Refuge Was Fatal Flaw
“Independent Evaluation” of Environmental, Financial and Operational Problems
Documents Show Poaching, Policing, Pesticide and Financial Problems on Refuge
PEER does not have a Montana field office, but if you would like to start one, let us know.
As a service organization, PEER relies on current or former agency employees to point out issues to work on. If you work for a resource management agency, and you struggle with:
- political interference with science-based decisions,
- undue influence of industry into permitting decisions,
- a management hostile to the conservation views of staff,
- censorship of job-related opinions, or anti-government threats from your community
PEER can help!
Our job is to deliver the problem to your agency decision-makers and the public while protecting the anonymity of the messenger. This may be as simple as a letter from PEER to your supervisor that says, "we're watching," or as complex as a legal challenge to your administration. To see examples of common tactics we've used in other states, check out our agency surveys, white papers and news releases.
As with all of our work, every project is employee directed. That means you call the shots.
For more information, contact PEER at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 265-7337.