Welcome to the Northern Plains Conservation Network

NPCN is a network of more than 100 individuals and 25 organizations working together to conserve the wildlife and habitat of the region. For more information contact Dawn Montanye, Coordinator.

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Bison to be the National Mammal

The United States House and Senate passage of the National Bison Legacy Act, which when signed by the President will officially make bison the National Mammal of the United States.

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permalink • Last updated: Sun, May 01, 2016

Groups Help Residents Build Bison Fences

Defenders of Wildlife rockies and plains representative Steve Forrest said the groups want to do whatever they can to “make it possible for people to live with wildlife.”  See article here.

permalink • Last updated: Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Home Again
Wildlife Conservation Society and Blackfeet Nation Partner to Bring Buffalo Back to Their Original Homeland

The Blackfeet Nation,  Elk Island National Park in Alberta, Canada (Elk Island), the Oakland Zoo and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) announced today that 88 plains bison have been transferred from Elk Island to the reservation of the Blackfeet Nation near Browning, Montana. This historic event cannot be overstated in its significance to the Blackfeet people and all tribes and First Nations in their quest to restore bison to native lands and re-establish ties to this cultural icon. 

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permalink • Last updated: Thu, Apr 07, 2016

NPCN Biannual Meeting Scheduled for May 5th and 6th, 2016 in Rapid City, South Dakota

Save the date for NPCN's spring biannual meeting which will take place on Thursday May 5th with a field trip on the 6th. The meeting will be held in the ecofriendy Rushmore Hotel and Suites in downtown Rapid City (formerly the Adoba Hotel) http://therushmorehotel.com/.  See attached for agenda. We look forward to seeing many of you there.

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permalink • Last updated: Mon, Apr 04, 2016

Northern Plains Conservation Network Summary of Positions and Work on Greater Sage-Grouse

NPCN has compiled information from various organizations on their perspective and work related to Greater Sage-grouse following the decision not to list by USFWS. You can access the document here.

permalink • Last updated: Fri, Mar 11, 2016

Nature Groups Seek Pause on Grassland Transfers from Canada’s new Federal Government

Nature Canada, Nature Saskatchewan and Alberta Wilderness Association have all called on the new federal government of Canada to announce an immediate pause in transfers of grasslands formerly managed by the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA) until a plan is in place to protect their ecological values.  See here for press release.

permalink • Last updated: Sun, Nov 01, 2015

Science Article “Ecosystem services lost to oil and gas in North America” Allred et al
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permalink • Last updated: Fri, May 01, 2015