Discussion with Bison Rancher and Author Dan O'Brien

Author Dan O'Brien

Join us for this Iverson Civitas Lecture, "Buffalo, Baby Boomers and Beyond: Toward a More Sustainable Use of North American Grasslands," on Tuesday, April 11.

Event Details


Date: April 11, 2017

Times: 7 p.m.

Location: Froiland Science Complex 113

Ticket Info: This event is free and open to the public.

Augustana University will present an evening with bison rancher and author Dan O'Brien, "Buffalo, Baby Boomers and Beyond: Toward a More Sustainable Use of North American Grasslands," at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, in Froiland Science Complex 113.

Free and open to the public, this Iverson Civitas Lecture event is sponsored by Augustana’s Civitas Honors Program, Dakota Regional Heritage, Augie Green and the Augustana Biology Department.

About the author

Dan O’Brien and his wife, Jill, created Wild Idea Buffalo Company in 1997 with the mission of preserving the Great Plains by returning buffalo to their native habitat. O'Brien is the author of numerous novels and memoirs, including Buffalo for the Broken Heart: Restoring Life to a Black Hills Ranch, winner of the Western Heritage Award for best nonfiction. His books Stolen Horses, Equinox, The Indian Agent, and The Contract Surgeon are available from the University of Nebraska Press.

View a video filmed at O'Brien's grass-fed bison ranch.