Damien Austin

Damien resides on the American Prairie Reserve with his family. He serves as the lead liaison for the Reserve’s bison management and also works as a naturalist guide. Prior to joining American Prairie Reserve in 2010, Damien worked as Living Collection Keeper at Zoo Montana in Billings, Montana, and as Research Director at Floating Island international, an invention company specializing in water reclamation. Originally from Billings, Damien grew up with a backyard of sagebrush and grass that looked much like the Reserve. He enjoys living in the familiar prairie ecosystem and appreciates that American Prairie Reserve is a landscape-sized conservation project.