American Prairie Reserve lies at the heart of a region noted for its overall scientific importance. The area in which we work has been identified by leading scientists as an ideal location for the construction of a large-scale grassland complex, owing to its rich abundance of plants, animals and geologic features. We are committed to managing our lands in line with sound scientific principles, and we work in partnership with experienced leaders in the scientific community to facilitate projects such as bison reintroduction, stream restoration and pronghorn migration studies. Through these efforts, we hope to maximize the Reserve’s potential to serve as habitat for the region’s native species, while making a positive contribution to the growing body of scientific research on the flora and fauna of the North American prairie.
Several projects are planned for Summer 2012, including prairie dog town monitoring, burrowing owl surveys, and surveys for other grassland birds such as Greater sage-grouse, mountain plovers and long-billed curlews. Volunteer opportunities exists for some of the projects – please click here for more information.
The following studies are ongoing on American Prairie Reserve and in the surrounding region, thanks in large part to APR science partners like World Wildlife Fund.