American Prairie Foundation
|Predecessor||The Prairie Foundation|
Doing business asAmerican Prairie
The American Prairie Foundation is a
continental United States through a combination of new land acquisition and public land integration into the project, called the American Prairie. To accomplish this, the foundation estimates that it must acquire 500,000 acres (2,000 km2) privately, which would then link together over 3,000,000 acres (12,000 km2) of existing public property. The Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refugeis one of the project's anchor properties.
The American Prairie Foundation (
doing business as American Prairie) seeks to create a landscape reminiscent of that seen by the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The American Prairie Foundation developed a 7-point scale to evaluate land based on ten ecological conditions including plant diversity, grazing, fire, hydrology and predators to measure the impact of reserve management activities.
Approximately ten percent of the funding comes from private foundations supporting land conservation and the remaining ninety percent comes from individuals living in 46 states and eight countries. Approximately 20% of its donors reside in the state of Montana. As of December 2013, they had raised $67.3 million in cash and pledges since 2002.
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