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North Dakota Drift Prairie VI

Implementing Organization

US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)


DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Funding Program

North American Wetlands Conservation Act NAWCA


Project Category


Project Actions

Land Acquisition/Protection

Targeted Resources


Project Description

This project will help protect, restore and enhance an ecologically functioning prairie wetland complex in the North Dakota Prairie Drift through perpetual conservation grassland and wetland easements, wetland restoration, grass restoration, and managed grazing systems. The wetlands and associated upland habitats on the leased habitat in this proposal will be open to public activities such as hunting, trapping, bird watching, photography, education and hiking. Private land projects will be open to the public at the discretion of each individual landowner. Ancillary benefits include flood control, water quality maintenance, erosion control, tourism, economic diversity and infrastructure protection.


Steve Fairbairn
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Project Partners

Audubon Dakota, Ducks Unlimited, North Dakota Game & Fish Department, North Dakota Natural Resources Trust, Private Contributors

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