The Plight of the American Prairie colleague here at Conservefewell, Laura Huggins, has taken a new position as the Manager of Economic Initiatives with American Prairie Reserve.  Check out below this National Geographic video involving the work of APR, whose goal is to reestablish 3.5 million acres of prairie ecosystems.   It’s probably not coincidental, given her strong economic background and efforts to make the broader case for  environmental returns on more conservation investment, Laura landed at an organization with the acronym “APR.”  APR’s Scientific Advisory Council includes some big names in the world of conservation, including E.O. Wilson, Thomas Lovejoy, Paul Ehrlich, and my former Duke advisor, John Terborgh.  Laura’s work at PERC has been instrumental in helping to promote and inform the development of emerging conservation markets, leveraging greater private investment and public-private collaboratives in the critical work of conservation.  Congratulations to Laura on her new position – we wish her and her colleagues at APR all the best in their important endeavor.