Two visions collide amid push to restore Montana plains

National Geographic | Jan 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • This story appears in the February 2020 issue of National Geographic magazine.
  • Bison reintroduction is a critical—and controversial—part of APR’s plan to rewild a large swath of the northern plains, removing cattle, reestablishing native vegetation, and helping lost wildlife return and thrive.
  • The properties are all strategically located near two federally protected areas: the 1.1 million-acre Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and the 377,000-acre Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument.