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Montana Hi-Line Prairie Wetland 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

Birds/Bird Habitat

Project Description

This project will protect some of the most productive wetland and associated grassland habitat within the Hi-Line through acquisition of perpetual conservation easements (5151 acres); enhance existing grassland and wetland habitat, primarily by implementing grazing systems with benefits to waterfowl and Sprague's Pipit; restore wetland habitat, primarily by plugging drain ditches (20 acres); and enhance Piping Plover nesting beaches (2 acres). High priority Mallards and Northern Pintails are two of the most abundant waterfowl species breeding in the project area, and to a slightly lesser extent, Lesser Scaup. Many other species of waterfowl use this portion of the Prairie Pothole Region for breeding including priority species such as Redheads, Canvasbacks, Ring-necked Ducks, and American Wigeon


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Project Partners

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Montana Department Of Fish, Wildlife And Parks, Private Contributors

Affiliated Institutions

Prairie Pothole - BCR 11 Prairie Potholes

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