In the Great Plains of Montana, an ex-Silicon valley entrepreneur is slowly stitching together the next Yellowstone—a massive, privately-funded wildlife reserve the size of Connecticut. With the help of some billionaires and millionaires, his organization, American Prairie Reserve, is purchasing ranches, kicking out the cattle and opening up the land to wild bison, wolves and grizzly bears. APR's plan to rewild this corner of the Great Plains is being applauded and lambasted. And it’s prompting a question—are rich people better equipped than the federal government to protect America’s disappearing wildlands?
A privately funded, nonprofit organization is creating a 3.2 million-acre wildlife sanctuary in northeastern Montana.
Local ranchers and outside investors have differing visions about how the land should Montana's newest national park
Nate Hegyi reports on American Prairie Reserve, a nonprofit building a privately funded wildlife preserve the size of Connecticut in the Great Plains of Montana.