Opposing Groups Differ on Their Definitions of the Glory of the West
September 23, 2020
Anyone travelling in North Central Montana has likely seen one of the signs declaring: "Save the Cowboy; Stop the American Prairie Reserve." They are taped to windows, staked in lawns or fields, and tied to fences-like the one on the southeast end of Chinook. This banner announces the conflict between the American Prairie Reserve and the United Property Owners of Montana.
So, what is the American Prairie Reserve (APR)? According to their website, they are a Bozeman-based non-profit business whose mission is "to create the largest nature reserve in the continental United States, a refuge for...