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.

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News & Updates

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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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 to...

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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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