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Welcome to American Prairie

American Prairie is conserving the disappearing shortgrass prairie ecosystem by piecing together 3.2 million acres of Montana's Northern Plains. We invite the public to explore our restoration work, plan a visit, and connect with nature on a truly grand scale.

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American Prairie Unlocks More Land
The public is now welcome to the wildlife-rich 73 property, located near the mouth of the Musselshell River.
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Campers around a fire under a starry night sky.
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Visitor Map
Our printed map is a great resource that includes essential information about travel to and on the prairie, points of interest, camping, and natural history.
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National Discovery Center
After years of planning, collaboration, and construction, the American Prairie National Discovery Center is officially open to the public.
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People on the Prairie
From Indigenous peoples to modern day working ranchers, people have always been part of the story and stewardship of the prairie.
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Enjoy the Prairie from home
Wanderlust | noun | won-der-luhst | a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about.
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Assembling the Land
American Prairie grows over time by purchasing critical habitat that connects a vast network of existing public lands.
Buffalo Camp
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Exploring on the Reserve on Horseback
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Plan Your Trip
Whether you’re a weekend warrior, road tripper, or looking for an American safari, American Prairie is free and open to all walks of life. Reserve your space!
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How You Can Help
As a work in progress, we need supporters like you to get involved, spread the word, and help us grow by becoming a donor.