A Wild Idea – American Prairie Reserve – How Conservationist Ali Fox ’02 {Dartmouth) is making the Great Plains great again in Montana

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Partnerships are key. Neighboring reservations share the overall goal of restoring bison and other ecological natives. AP also has allied with the National Wildlife Federation, National Geographic, and the research arm of the Smithsonian. It even has a permanent Washington, D.C., employee to help facilitate its relationships there.

As the collective conscience of America rises around the climate crisis, the extinction crisis, and the extent to which these are related, the larger value of AP may be as a model for the future. “Large landscape conservation has to be part of the solution,” says Fox. “To save species, we need to save large landscapes. To have clean water and air, we need to save large landscapes.”

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