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Old 12-30-2015, 01:12 AM   #1
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Watch the male shirt tail grouse dance for a partner. Video by American Prairie Reserve.

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Old 01-17-2016, 07:56 PM   #2
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Prairie is awesome.
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American Prairie Reserve, who is that? Good guys or bad guys, your perspective may determine your stance.

Bison-Loving Billionaires Rile Ranchers With Land Grab - Bloomberg Business
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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/27/us...hers.html?_r=0

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The reserve’s goal is to revive a landscape that existed when Meriwether Lewis and William Clark passed through in the early 1800s. They have taken down 37 miles of fence. They have replanted some tilled ground with native grasses. They have pulled down barns and sheds and cleared away heaps of trash. Their bison saunter across dirt roads.

“The idea is to open this place back up,” said Dick Dolan, who oversees acquisitions and finances for the reserve. “The vision is to have an ecosystem functioning as naturally as possible.”
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But what binds the ranching families and their new neighbors is a fierce love of the land. One evening, just before sunset, Mr. Dolan stood astride a bluff overlooking undulating stretches of sagebrush and prairie grass. The Little Rocky Mountains lay to his left. The Missouri River ran behind him. In the riverbeds below, the leaves of cottonwoods and box elders were burning yellow. He spread his arms wide.

“It makes you feel like you’re in the middle of the ocean,” he said. “It’s a big, big place. It’s such a beautiful landscape.”
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Tis a good thing, preserving the country’s open landscapes.
I recall traveling back in the 70's when the land sprawled, wide, open and free.
A few years back, while traveling, I was brought to tears upon seeing how many homes have been built...
dotting and ruining the view of the mountains and plains.
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