Your contributions more than doubled the size of American Prairie this summer, with the purchase of our largest property to date. The new property, which spans 150,000 acres of deeded and leased public land, brings the total acreage associated with American Prairie up to approximately 274,000 acres. Like many ranches in the region, the property holds historic grazing leases on adjoining public lands and is comprised of more than 18,000 acres of private land connected to approximately 131,000 acres of federal and state land leases.
This property has many attractive attributes, including a 16-mile shared border with the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge. A wide variety of wildlife species, including bighorn sheep, roam the property's diverse terrain. This is our first acquisition in Montana's Valley County and marks a major step forward for the prairie and its future growth.