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CBS 60 Minutes –¬†American Prairie: Creating a huge new nature reserve in Montana

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The United States has national parks devoted to canyons and deserts, glaciers and geysers; even underwater coral reefs. 63 national parks in all.

But somehow, we skipped the American prairie. The grasslands that once stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rockies played a vital role in the lives of Native Americans, White settlers, and an endless variety of wildlife. They inspired explorers and artists, but apparently not park planners.

Nearly 20 years ago, the non-profit American Prairie began trying to fix that, not with a new national park but rather a huge privately-operated nature reserve on the great plains, one that would be open to the public, but also a place where buffalo can roam once again.

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