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American Prairie 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 Prairie
American Prairie currently owns and leases more than 420,000 acres on Montana’s northern plains. By purchasing private lands from willing sellers, we'll reconnect three million acres of your public lands.
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Last Wild Place
American Prairie is a partner in National Geographic's Last Wild Places initiative, which aims to help protect the natural wonders that allow people and wildlife to thrive.
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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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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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Wild Sky
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 an outreach program called Wild Sky®.
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Education
We offer American Prairie 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 American Prairie is constantly expanding as we purchase new habitat, it's a place that you can already enjoy and explore.