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Damien Austin
Vice President & Reserve Superintendent

Damien resides on the Reserve with his family and serves as the lead liaison for APR’s bison management. He also works as one of our naturalist guides. Prior to joining APR in 2010, Damien worked as Living Collection Keeper at Zoo Montana in Billings, Montana, and as Research Director at Floating Island International, an invention company specializing in water reclamation. Originally from Billings, Damien grew up with a backyard of sagebrush and grass that looked much like the Reserve. He enjoys living in the familiar prairie ecosystem and appreciates that American Prairie Reserve is a landscape-sized conservation project.

“We’re in the seed stage of the biggest and most genetically diverse conservation herd of bison in the world. Not only that, APR is setting aside a place where bison can really be a part of our grasslands again.”

The Grouse Dance of American Prairie Reserve