NPCN is a network of more than 80 individuals and 25 organizations working together to conserve the wildlife and habitat of the region. For more information contact Dawn Montanye, Coordinator.
A new study from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) demonstrates that it is possible to qualify bison coming from an infected herd as free of brucellosis using quarantine procedures. These bison can then be used to seed conservation herds in other landscapes without the threat of spreading the disease. Link to abstract.
Numerous groups say that the Conservation and Forestry Titles in the new Farm Bill help protect natural resources in a uniquely successful way—by funding a variety of voluntary partnerships and cooperative conservation efforts between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and private landowners.
Calamus Outfitters and the Gracie Creek Landowners are proud to invite you to the third annual Nebraska Prairie Chicken Festival, celebrating these amazing prairie grouse species, the grasslands they inhabit and the culture that surrounds them.
There will be speakers, entertainment, field trips, food and a "mini-tradeshow".
To Register Contact Calamus Outfitters: Phone: 308-346-4697
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.calamusoutfitters.com
In an unprecedented move, the government of Canada issued an emergency order on December 4th for Greater Sage-grouse to protect their fast dwindling numbers in Canada. The Canadian government is attempting to save the quickly disappearing greater sage grouse by restricting industrial activity in critical habitat. This is the first time that such an order has been issued under Canada's Species at Risk Act.
The free, online tool was unveiled at the conclusion of the WGA’s 2013 Winter Meeting in Las Vegas. It helps identify wildlife priorities and is designed to "enable industry to reduce time, costs, conflicts and surprises. It also will help conservation groups, state and federal agencies ensure wildlife values are better incorporated into land use decision-making."
WWF releases Riverine Analysis
The report identifies riverine conservation priority areas for the US portion of the Northern Great Plains
PowerPoint presentation on the analysis and results was presentd by Sarah Olimb, GIS Specialist with WWF's Northern Great Plains Program, at NPCN's September 2013 meeting in Bozeman, MT.