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.

The Spring 2024 edition of Field Notes is here!

April 29, 2024

American Prairie Field School adds More Outdoor Education Opportunities for Students

March 4, 2024

American Prairie Featured in Outside Magazine

February 21, 2024

Check out all of the incredible highlights of 2023 that were made possible through donor support.

February 14, 2024

Collaborating to Restore Swift Foxes

February 7, 2024

Dr. Sylvia Earle to receive 2024 Ken Burns American Heritage Prize

January 24, 2024

Prairie Webcams are live!

January 10, 2024

American Prairie Partners with Tribal Nations to Restore Bison

December 19, 2023

Grizzly Bear spotted on our PN Property

November 13, 2023

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

November 8, 2023