Missouri Coteau Working Wetlands
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
North American Wetlands Conservation Act NAWCA
Land Acquisition / Protection
This project area consists of the critically important Missouri Coteau of the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) that is utilized by nearly two million breeding pairs of ducks in any given year. The targeted counties contain more than 870,000 wetland basins where nearly 71% of those wetlands are currently unprotected and at-risk of drainage. Through innovative and new program options, teamed with tried and true easement options, Ducks Unlimited and its partners are proposing to leverage grant funding and matching contributions to acquire critical grassland and wetland easements in perpetuity while offering short-term grassland retention and enhancement programs to conserve 9,169 acres of prairie pothole habitat for migratory birds and the rural farming communities of North Dakota.
Ducks Unlimited, North Dakota Game & Fish Department, North Dakota Natural Resources Trust, Private Contributors