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 U.S. Senate passed a resolution on October 29th that officially recognizes November 2nd as National Bison Day for the historical, economic, ecological and cultural contributions of bison across the American landscape.
October 30th marked the first public meeting of the Senate and House conferees to consider the 2013 Farm Bill.
A number of organizations have identified policy issues important for inclusion in the Farm Bill related to Northern Prairie Grassland Conservation 1) Sodsaver provision 2) Re-linking conservation compliance to crop insurance premium subsidies and 3) maintaining funding for conservation programs.
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.
NPCN held its second biannual meeting for 2013 in Bozeman, Montana September 20th. Updates were provided on the priority initiatives: Bison, Sage Grouse/Grassland Birds and Energy and priority actions for the next 6 months identified.
With over 75% of the Northern Great Plains managed by private landowners, ranchers are important stewards and partners in maintaining habitat and corridors for wildlife. Some ranchers are finding additional value in the unique wildlife of the region. This video features the Switzer family who ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills and have initiated the Prairie Chicken Festival to celebrate and educate people about this wonderful bird.