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Restoring the Prairie

Prairies were one of the ecologically richest landscapes on earth but are now one of the most globally impacted and threatened biomes.

Across the world, less than two percent have been permanently conserved. Numerous species and ecological functions have been dramatically reduced and are imperiled.

American Prairie Reserve aims to restore a complete and fully functioning prairie ecosystem, the largest of its kind in North America. This is critical to securing long-term conservation of our grasslands. We also aim to restore the natural abundance of species in the region by we relying on sound science. Our approach is rigorous, collaborative and action-oriented.

RESERVE MANAGEMENT

Learn about our approach to Reserve management, which is based on and assessed by the Freese Scale for Grassland Biodiversity.

HABITAT RESTORATION

Rebuilding wildlife populations means providing resilient and rich habitats where animals can move and thrive.

WILDLIFE RESTORATION

In addition to our growing herd of bison, see what other animals are at risk and what’s being done to help grow wildlife numbers.

RESEARCH & REPORTS

Find more detailed information about our restoration efforts, including graduate research and studies conducted in the region.

GET INVOLVED

Help our land and wildlife goals by conducting research on the Reserve, volunteering, and joining the Landmark adventure science program.

SCIENCE & WILDLIFE FAQs

We’ve gathered answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Reserve’s wildlife and restoration work. Find bison-specific FAQs here.