American Prairie is honored to join the Fort Belknap Indian Community in accepting the joint Parker/Gentry Award in conservation work presented by the Field Museum.
The award recognizes the Fort Belknap Indian Community and American Prairie for conservation efforts in the Northern Great Plains.
A press release from the Field Museum highlighted this collaborative conservation:
“These two organizations have played a key role in protecting one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world and restoring populations of grassland species like bison, black-footed ferret, and swift fox, once on the brink of extinction in the Northern Great Plains.”
Fort Belknap Indian Community has long been a leader in wildlife restoration, and American Prairie is proud to be a part of the collective effort to protect and restore these grasslands. We extend our congratulations to the Fort Belknap Indian Community for this joint award, and thank the Museum for recognizing this important work.
Watch the Awards Ceremony
- View the Fort Belknap Indian Community website.
- Learn more about Fort Belknap’s swift fox reintroduction in collaboration with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.
- Learn more about the Fort Belknap and World Wildlife Fund black-footed ferret restoration work.
- Learn more about the Fort Belknap and World Wildlife Fund bison restoration work.