The Buffalo Commons

Make Way for Buffalo

[T]he boldest idea in America today: rescuing the rural Great Plains by returning much of it to a vast ”Buffalo Commons.”

The result would be the world’s largest nature park, drawing tourists from all over the world to see parts of 10 states alive again with buffalo, elk, grizzlies and wolves. Restoring a large chunk of the plains — which cover nearly one-fifth of the lower 48 states — to their original state may also be the best way to revive local economies and keep hamlets like Rawson, ND, from becoming ghost towns.