March 25, 2022 | By:

Episode 86: Rewilding The Great Plains – America’s Serengeti

Nicole Rosmarino, Ph.D., Executive Director Southern Plains Land Trust

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, Wildlife Restoration Manager, American Prairie Reserve

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.

Long-billed curlew PC - Jess Alford for SPLT

Long-billed curlew PC – Jess Alford for SPLT

  • 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
Swift Fox PC - Lauren McCain for SPLT

Swift Fox PC – Lauren McCain for SPLT

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