Bringing Bison and Biodiversity Back to the Prairie
A Montana-based nonprofit is moving to preserve 3.5 million acres of the Great Plains.
by Sarah Kuck
The American Prairie Reserve (APR), a Montana-based nonprofit, is well on its way to preserving 3.5 million acres of the Great Plains. Once complete, the reserve would become a veritable Serengeti for the States, with enough space, conservation biologists say, to restore a fully functional ecosystem and bring back resilient populations of species like bison, bighorn sheep, elk, and wolves.
The organization is working to secure 500,000 acres of private land to connect three million acres of land already in public ownership in northeastern Montana. The Prairie Reserve states that they have already acquired nearly 274,000 acres of land and a quarter of the $500 million needed for land management, purchasing costs, and permanent endowments. Approximately 250 purebred bison currently live on 60,000 acres of the reserve…
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Photo by Ryan O’Hara / Flickr

Bringing Bison and Biodiversity Back to the Prairie

A Montana-based nonprofit is moving to preserve 3.5 million acres of the Great Plains.

by Sarah Kuck

The American Prairie Reserve (APR), a Montana-based nonprofit, is well on its way to preserving 3.5 million acres of the Great Plains. Once complete, the reserve would become a veritable Serengeti for the States, with enough space, conservation biologists say, to restore a fully functional ecosystem and bring back resilient populations of species like bison, bighorn sheep, elk, and wolves.

The organization is working to secure 500,000 acres of private land to connect three million acres of land already in public ownership in northeastern Montana. The Prairie Reserve states that they have already acquired nearly 274,000 acres of land and a quarter of the $500 million needed for land management, purchasing costs, and permanent endowments. Approximately 250 purebred bison currently live on 60,000 acres of the reserve…

(read more: Yes!)

Photo by Ryan O’Hara / Flickr

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