Welcome to the Northern Plains Conservation Network

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.

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Recent Studies Explore Loss of Wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region and Impacts on Waterfowl
Climate change and energy development driving wetland loss and declines in waterfowl populations
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Senate Bill introduced to make Bison the US National mammal

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

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EPA Launches EnviroAtlas: Ecosystem Mapping Tool
A new tool for understanding ecosystem services

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.

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New Report Finds Quarantine Protocol Demonstrates Brucellosis-Free Bison from Infected Herds

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.

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2014 Farm Bill “Protects America’s Prairies”

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.

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Riverine Analysis by WWF

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.




permalink • Last updated: Thu, Oct 10, 2013