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Montana Hi-Line Prairie Wetland V

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

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Birds/Bird Habitat

Project Description

This project continues the efforts of a core group of partners in northern Montana, which has worked for 28 years with local ranchers and farmers to reduce conversion of native prairie to cropland. This grant will protect, restore, or enhance 7,244 acres of productive wetland and grassland habitat, including nesting beaches for over 90% of Montana's breeding population of the threatened Piping Plover. This will benefit species such as Mallard, Northern Pintail, Redhead, Canvasback, Ring-necked Duck, Red-headed Woodpecker, Marbled Godwit, Willet, Semipalmated Sandpiper, American Bittern, Black Tern, Nelson's Sparrow, Sedge Wren, and White Pelican.


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Project Partners

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Pheasants Forever, Private Landowner

Affiliated Institutions

The Montana Hi-Line Prairie Wetland Project seeks to protect 60,000 acres of wetlands and uplands through easements and cooperative agreements with landowners. Easements will provide direct cash payments to producers for protecting grasslands and wetland

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