Two Crow Ranch, located 30 miles north of Winnett, Montana, and comprised of 5,002 acres of private land and 41,273 acres of leased public land was willingly sold to a group of conservationists from nearby Bozeman.
The conservationists celebrate the closing of the 26th such land purchase since 2004. The previous 25 purchases have all been land acquisitions from willing sellers along each side of the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge running along the Missouri River in Montana.
Now in 2019, the American Prairie Reserve (APR) has completed 28 transactions, taking their total to 94,000 acres of privately owned land and 310,000 of leased public lands. Their objective is to create the largest single parcel of managed land for the purposes of conservation and recreation in all of North America.