Wild Sky with the support of American Prairie Reserve pays ranchers who modify operations in accord with our biodiversity goals. By creating incentives to view wildlife as a benefit, we hope to blur the boundaries of the Reserve with surrounding agricultural lands, creating a blended landscape in which neighbors receive economic benefit from multiple values in addition to agriculture.

Wildlife-friendly protocols: Wild Sky’s ranching protocols cover a number of areas relating to wildlife conservation—from the conservation of native prairie, to the protection of prairie dogs, to the installation of wildlife-friendly fencing. Details on this graduated program can be found here. Participating ranchers are audited annually to ensure that they adhere to voluntary protocols