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NPCN is a network of more than 100 individuals and 25 organizations working together to conserve the wildlife and habitat of the region.

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News & Updates

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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NRCS Working Lands for Wildlife and Upcoming Teleconference

“Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) is the overarching concept of how NRCS works with partners and private landowners to focus voluntary conservation of working landscapes using target species as the barometers for success.” ~ Jason Weller, NRCS Chief Click here...

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Ecotourism on the Prairie

Ecotourism on the Prairie is a newsletter about nature-tourism on the Great Plains from the Great Plains Ecotourism Coalition and the Nebraska Tourism Commission. Ecotourism on Another Grassland By Katie Nieland, Assistant Director, Center for Great Plains Studies As...

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Bison: The National Mammal of the United States

On May 9th, President Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act naming bison as the official National Mammal of the United States. NEW YORK (May 9, 2016) – The following is a statement from John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs: “Today,...

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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...

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Home Again

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,...

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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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