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.

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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

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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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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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