Welcome to the Greater

This is American Prairie

Our mission is to create one of the largest nature reserves in the United States. This will serve as a refuge for people and wildlife, forever.

We’re connecting 3.2 million acres
of Montana’s Great Plains

Five Pillars of Our Vision

Together as conservationists, scientists, and adventurers, we share a common vision for connecting people to the short grass prairie.

Assemble the Land

Our model is a patchwork of ownership with a common goal of conserving the landscape for wildlife and people.

Focus on Biodiversity

Temperate grassland prairie is one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world, but it has not been lost. That makes preserving it very realistic.


Non-profits, Indigenous Communities, neighbors, local communities, federal and state land managers, and prairie enthusiasts must work together around common ground.

Share with the Public

We’re dedicated to ensuring people have a deep appreciation for this landscape and its inhabitants.

Donor Funded Organization

Your trust fuels our mission. Spending donations responsibly, with a long-term focus, is a job we take very seriously.

Reconnecting land.
Reconnecting people.

Explore the National Discovery Center.

Setting the gold standard for bison conservation in North America.

The Latest

From new discoveries to recent successes, our work in the prairie never stops. Check in with our team on the latest news.

Grizzly Bear spotted on our PN Property

November 13, 2023

BBC “Why grazing bison could be good for the planet”

November 8, 2023

The Fall 2023 edition of Field Notes is here!

November 7, 2023

American Prairie’s Collaboration with Smithsonian

October 31, 2023

American Prairie acquires three new properties in Phillips County

Acquisitions grow total habitat base by more than 2,000 acres

Bison or Buffalo?

October 13, 2023

Recent study highlights benefits of bison restoration on tribal lands

October 12, 2023

Healthy Bison, Healthy Grasslands

September 24, 2023

American Prairie on 60 Minutes

August 15, 2023

Common Ground

May 24, 2022