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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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Senate Passes Bill to Make Bison Our National Mammal

Just one month after National Bison Day, the National Bison Legacy Act commemorating America’s largest land mammal passed by unanimous consent, now awaits House consideration Bill was led in the Senate by Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and...

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Bill Commemorating Bison Reintroduced in US Senate

A Bill commemorating bison, America’s largest land mammal, has been reintroduced in the US Senate. Led by Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), the bill recognizes the cultural, economic, historical and ecological contributions of bison....

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USDA Celebrates National Grasslands Week

Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced National Grasslands Week as June 18-24, to spotlight the beauty and historical importance of the 20 national grasslands in 12 western states managed by the USDA Forest Service. "The western prairies that make up today's...

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Greater Sage-Grouse

Greater Sage-Grouse Centrocercus urophasianus - Status: Endangered; ESA Candidate Greater Sage-grouse—female -- (left) and male (above) Population status: Once numbered an estimated 16 million, now 200,000 to 500,000 individuals. Figure 1. Greater Sage-Grouse...

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In Nebraska, Bill would end County Prairie Dog Management

The Nebraska Legislature's Agriculture Committee voted 7-1 to advance LB 128 introduced by Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers. The bill would repeal the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Management Act, which placed authority for managing prairie dogs with Nebraska's counties....

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