Welcome to the Northern Plains Conservation Network

The Northern Plains Conservation Network (NPCN) is a collaboration of more than 25 non-profit and tribal organizations working together to conserve and restore the wildlife, habitats, and ecological processes of the Northern Great Plains.

Sage Grouse & Grassland Birds

Learn more about the work we do throughout the region.

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Events

Managing Land, Wealth and People for Success: A Holistic Management Class (2/14/2017) - February 27, 28 and March 1 Mandan, North Dakota,
Soil Health Workshop: Building the Soil Health Foundation (2/15/2017) - March 21, 2017 Bismark, ND
Call for Presenters and Conference Announcement: The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (2/20/2017) - May 2 – 4, 2017, Submissions Due By: March 17, 2017, Rapid City, South Dakota
Nebraska Prairie Chicken Festival (4/7/2017) - April 7-9, 2017 Calamus Outfitters Burwell, Nebraska

News & Updates

Greater Sage-Grouse More Mobile Than Previously Suspected

A new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications used thousands of DNA samples collected at leks across four states to reveal that some sage-grouse travel more widely than anyone suspected and, in doing so, may temper inbreeding and isolation.

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World Wildlife Fund Releases Plowprint Report

The Plowprint Report, which includes both a general information and technical version, has been developed to broaden public awareness of grasslands loss, and to offer a consistent way for the conservation community to track year-to-year grassland conversion to cropland across the focal regions of the Mississippi River Basin and Great Plains. This is the first edition of the report, which will be released on an annual basis.

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American Prairie Reserve Publishes Climate Change Report

The report "American Prairie Reserve: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation through Large-Scale Grassland Conservation" discusses the effects of climate change on grassland ecosystems and the effect of land use in the Great Plains on green house gas emissions. It...

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Why Grassland Matter

In Union of Concerned Scientists "Why the Loss of Grasslands Is a Troubling Trend for Agriculture, in 11 Maps and Graphs." Click here to read...

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Prairie Matters: Life on the Prairies of North Dakota

The North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society is launching a new Facebook, Blog and Instagram site called “Prairie Matters”. The intent of this site is to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of native prairie on the northern Great Plains. Among the...

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News & Updates

NRCS Working Lands for Wildlife

Beginning in FY 2017, NRCS is encouraging their state teams to identify new landscapes and focal species as future Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) priorities. Join NRCS Chief Jason Weller and National WLFW lead Galon Hall for a teleconference at 2 p.m. EST next...

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Events

Managing Land, Wealth and People for Success: A Holistic Management Class (2/14/2017) - February 27, 28 and March 1 Mandan, North Dakota,
Soil Health Workshop: Building the Soil Health Foundation (2/15/2017) - March 21, 2017 Bismark, ND
Call for Presenters and Conference Announcement: The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (2/20/2017) - May 2 – 4, 2017, Submissions Due By: March 17, 2017, Rapid City, South Dakota
Nebraska Prairie Chicken Festival (4/7/2017) - April 7-9, 2017 Calamus Outfitters Burwell, Nebraska