Build It And They Will Come – Our First Interpretive Sign is Popular with this Crowd

American Prairie Reserve’s first interpretive sign – all about prairie dogs – has become a popular attraction for some of our most popular residents!

As reported in our last newsletter, with the help of generous donors and a grant from Missouri River County Tourism, American Prairie Reserve installed our first interpretive sign this summer. Visitors can expect to find more signs on the Reserve over the next year, including directional signs so that independent travelers can more easily navigate the Sun Prairie region.

We are enlisting science partners like World Wildlife Fund as well as regional experts, history buffs and other friends to assist in the creation of signs that visitors will find to be informative and also add to their knowledge of the landscape. Several signs are already in the works, such as an overview of bison, human history, public access, and grassland bird identification. Signs will continue to be concentrated in Sun Prairie, and campground visitors will be pleased to find that several will be located in and around Buffalo Camp.

For those that have traveled to the Reserve, we would love to hear about your experience and learn about the types of questions you had while visiting the prairie. Your questions could become the inspiration for our next sign!


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