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.
"Counties won't get veto power over transfers of bison by the state of Montana as Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday vetoed Senate Bill 284. The bill would have required approval of county commissioners before wild bison are released into a county."-Great Falls Tribune
"A first empirical analysis to advance beyond common rhetoric and speculation of oil and gas development." http://www.sciencemag.org/content/348/6233/401.full
Clait E. Braun, Ph.D., John W. (“Jack”) Connelly, Ph.D., and nine other leading sage-grouse scientists sent a letter March 12, 2015 to Secretaries Jewell and Vilsack noting that current sage-grouse conservation measures in the draft agency conservation plans inconsistently apply the best available scientific information on greater sage-grouse, and will not adequately protect greater sage-grouse from further decline.
In an effort to keep the greater sage-grouse off the endangered species list, in part by protecting its habitat, the USFWS has developed a mitigation framework that includes recommendations and standards. The Greater Sage-Grouse Range-Wide Mitigation Framework aims to "communicate some of the factors the Service is likely to consider in evaluating the efficacy of mitigation practices and programs in reducing threats to sage-grouse."
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.