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American Prairie Reserve leads habitat and wildlife restoration projects, hosts education programs, increases public access to the outdoors, and builds positive community impacts as part of our mission to build the largest nature reserve in the Lower 48 states.

Discover what's being accomplished:

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Building the Reserve
The Reserve currently owns and leases more than 353,000 acres on Montana’s northern plains. By purchasing private lands from willing sellers, we'll reconnect 3 million acres of your public lands.
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RESTORATION

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Wildlife
Although this region was once known for its abundance of wildlife, current wildlife populations are greatly diminished. We work to rebuild wildlife populations in three strategic ways.
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Habitat
Rebuilding wildlife populations means providing resilient and rich habitats where animals can move and thrive. Learn about fence removal, fire, and more.
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COMMUNITY IMPACT

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Wild Sky Beef
Around the world, conservationists understand that we need strategies that promote the health of people and nature. This requires ways for our neighbors to benefit from wildlife. To that end, we launched a beef company called Wild Sky®.
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Fort Belknap Dancers photo by Michael Connell
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Honoring History
We are committed to preserving the heritage that shaped Montana’s grasslands, revealing stories of settlement and habitation while honoring the spirit of those who have made the northern Great Plains their home.
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PUBLIC ACCESS

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Education
We offer the Reserve as a living laboratory for educators, students and researchers. As part of this commitment to education, the Danny, Joey and Gigi Enrico Education & Science Center opened in 2015.
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Recreation
We are working to offer a boundless nature experience for all walks of life, and although the Reserve is constantly expanding as we purchase new habitat, it's a place that you can already enjoy and explore.