Sean Gerrity

Fire, Ferrets and Falcons: Grasslands News from December 2012

  In an effort to increase awareness of grasslands issues and encourage you to fall in love with our world’s prairies, American Prairie Reserve compiles a news roundup each month. These stories will introduce you to the organizations working ...

GIS – Storytelling with Data?

You could say that we were so excited about GIS Day that we celebrated a week early. In truth, because the entire American Prairie Reserve staff (normally spread over 3 locations) was together last week for a meeting, we took the ...

Birds, Bison and Lions: Grasslands News from October 2012

In an effort to increase awareness of grasslands issues and encourage you to fall in love with our world’s prairies, American Prairie Reserve compiles a news roundup each month. These stories will introduce you to the organizations working to ...

Top 10 Ecotourism Spots in the Great Plains

A survey of 51 representatives from tourism companies, state agencies, nonprofits and others has confirmed what many prairie enthusiasts already know: the Great Plains region is home to some of the country’s best kept ecotourism secrets. The Center for Great ...

Why Don’t You Call it Scat, Meriwether?

  I have read numerous journals from 19th century explorers, fur trappers, and government officials for my research project with American Prairie Reserve this summer (previous posts here and here). The hope was that these sources would provide anecdotal insights ...

Plain Wonderful: Grasslands News from September

[Fall light show on American Prairie Reserve. Photo: Dennis Lingohr]   Are prairie landscapes loved the least? Grasslands are the least protected ecosystem in the world despite the fact that they cover a quarter of the Earth’s surface. Some ...

Top Predator on the Plains: Wolf, Bear or Human?

Looking back in time, who was the top predator of the American prairie ecosystem? Wolves, grizzly bears… humans? As I continue my research of historic wildlife populations in northeastern Montana (read my first post here), it is important to consider ...