Episode 86: Rewilding The Great Plains – America’s Serengeti
Nicole Rosmarino, Ph.D. co-founded the Southern Plains Land Trust (SPLT) in 1998 and has served as its Executive Director since 2011. In her work for SPLT, she is striving to create large shortgrass prairie wildlife refuges that emulate the “American Serengeti” that once occurred in the Great Plains.
Dr. Daniel Kinka is American Prairie Reserve’s Wildlife Restoration Manager. His primary responsibilities include restoring and monitoring wildlife on the Reserve and managing the wildlife-friendly ranching program “Wild Sky.” He also acts as a liaison to scientists conducting research at American Prairie, other non-governmental organizations, agencies, and other external entities.
- Hard vs soft rewilding
- Wildlands philanthropy
- Coexistence and tolerance as a key factor in the density of wildlife on the Great Plains
- The big vision and how we can bring back the American Serengeti
Visit and support these great organizations!
- Southern Plains Land Trust
- American Prairie
- Listen to Nicole in Episode 15: Nicole Rosmarino on Rewilding The American Serengeti
- Listen to Daniel in Episode 76: American Prairie Reserve – Big Rewilding On America’s Northern Great Plains
American Prairie Current Land Map
Director of Digital Outreach (D.O.D.O.) for The Rewilding Institute
Host and Producer of the Rewilding Earth Podcast
Jack started Rewilding work as Executive Director of Sky Island Alliance in the mid-1990’s, organizing the Sky Island Wildlands Network design, ripping up illegal roads on forest service lands, installing wolf acclimatization pens on Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch & conducting howling surveys to help make way for the final stage of the Lobo reintroduction program in the Southwest.
Through the years, Jack has worked with Dave Foreman and the Rewilding Gang to further Rewilding initiatives and education.