As part of the Bill Lane Center for the American West's Winter Seminar series, please join us for a talk by Sean Gerrity, President of the American Prairie Reserve. Lunch will be provided. Attendees are asked to please RSVP by Friday, March 8.
For more than a decade, American Prairie Reserve has been working to assemble a multimillion-acre wildlife park in northeastern Montana using a unique conservation model. By purchasing small tracts of private land to glue together huge swaths of fragmented public lands, the Reserve is restarting the era of large-scale conservation—entirely with private funds. Learn why the Reserve—now spanning 274,000 acres and open to the public—is becoming a model for conservation around the world, and how APR has teamed up with Stanford students to uncover the region’s rich history.
Sean Gerrity is the President of American Prairie Reserve. Previously, Sean co-founded Catalyst Consulting Team based in Santa Cruz, California. Started in 1985, Catalyst specializes in organization alignment, strategy development and implementation. During his sixteen years with Catalyst, Sean worked extensively with clients throughout North America, Europe and Asia. In 1996, Sean returned with his family to his home state of Montana, reduced his time with Catalyst and began exploring ways to contribute more directly to the efforts of non-profits. He joined APR as its first board member in 2001 and became President of the organization in February 2002. His interest in the APR project includes leaving a unique and extraordinary wildlife legacy for future generations and applying proven business and leadership concepts to an enormously ambitious not-for-profit endeavor. Sean is a Fellow at National Geographic, and blogs for the Huffington Post.