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.
The total area of federal oil and gas leases deferred in Wyoming to protect the greater sage grouse — ahead of next year's expected decision on whether the bird is a threatened or endangered species — substantially exceeds the combined size of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, U.S. Bureau of Land Management figures show.
North Dakotans committed to protecting clean water and preserving the state's long and proud history of hunting, fishing, birding and other outdoor recreation delivered more than 41,000 petition signatures to the North Dakota Secretary of State on August 5th to place the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment on the ballot in November.
Waterfowl conservation in the PPR confronting complexities of climate change; Hydroclimate Variability and Change in the Prairie 2 Pothole Region, the “Duck Factory” of North America; Status and Trends of Prairie Wetlands in the United States 1997 to 2009.
National Bison Legacy Act Led by Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) is a bill recognizing the Cultural, Economic, Historical and Ecological Contributions of America’s Largest Land Mammal
EnviroAtlas is a collection of interactive tools and resources that allows users to explore the many benefits people receive from nature, often referred to as ecosystem services.
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.
Conservation and Forestry Titles in the 2014 Farm Bill help protect natural resources by funding a variety of voluntary partnerships and cooperative conservation efforts between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and private landowners.
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.
WWF's 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.