The American Prairie Reserve

Posted on 04/20/21 by Pam Dube

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This online program is presented by the Seacoast Chapter of the NH Audubon.

Ever thought of heading west and exploring Montana’s vast prairie reserve? Now you can!

On May 12 at 7:30 pm, Betsy Robinson and Steve Gehman, who have had careers as wildlife biologists and naturalist guides, will present an introduction to the ongoing effort to create a 3 million acre prairie reserve in central Montana.

They’ll discuss some of the unique characteristics of the prairie ecosystem and will feature some of their favorite birds and experiences from their time documenting bird species presence and abundance on the Reserve. Other topics include the value of prairie dogs and the presence of native large mammals and carnivores, and the importance of establishing a large herd of free-ranging bison.

About Betsy Robinson & Steve Gehman Betsy and Steve grew up in the East, followed different paths westward, and then pursued careers as wildlife biologists and naturalist guides. They met while working for National Audubon's Camp in The West at Dubois, Wyoming. They later married and founded Wild Things Unlimited, a non-profit organization that they ran for 22 years. Operating out of Bozeman, Montana, they conducted studies of wolverines, Canada lynx and grizzly bears in the northern Rocky Mountains, as well as prairie birds in central Montana. Between 2005 and 2013, Betsy and Steve spent parts of four summers documenting bird species presence and abundance on the American Prairie Reserve. They moved to New Hampshire in 2019 and live in Hillsborough with their two golden retrievers.

This program is FREE but registration is required:

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