Where We Are
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by Jim Brandenburg

Where We Are

The PPJV includes one-third (100,000 square miles) of North America’s Prairie Pothole Region (PPR). The remaining 200,000 square miles is located in the Canadian provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. This unique area contains millions of depressional wetlands that constitute one of the richest wetland systems in the world. These glacially formed “prairie potholes” and their surrounding grasslands are highly productive and support an incredible diversity of plant, animal and bird life. The U.S. PPR is breeding habitat for wetland and grassland birds and also supports significant numbers of spring and fall migrants.

The PPJV includes portions of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. (For a list of counties in the PPJV, see here). Administratively, the PPJV is very streamlined with only two permanent staff that work out of Denver, Colorado and Bismarck, North Dakota.