Damien Austin

There isn’t a road map for building a vast conserved landscape in today’s world—and there definitely isn’t a path for growing the nation’s largest conservation herd of bison. This year marks 10 years of bison restoration on American Prairie Reserve. We brought them back to the region after a 120-year absence, starting with just 16 animals from Wind Cave National Park...

By Damien Austin Freezing rain has left inches of ice across a snow-crusted prairie. A few days from now the creeks will be running high as warm weather moves in to unravel the layers of winter. It’s also the time of year when my two young daughters stand at the kitchen windows with their faces...

By Damien Austin Freezing rain has left inches of ice across a snow-crusted prairie. A few days from now the creeks will be running high as warm weather moves in to unravel the layers of winter. It’s also the time of year when my two young daughters stand at the kitchen windows with their faces...