Summer 2018

Coordinator's Corner: Keeping the Table Set

With recent turnover in PPJV Management Board co-chairs and partner representatives, and the impending transition to a new coordinator, it is timely to reflect on our origins to reaffirm our cooperative direction and goals.

NDNRT Rolls Out Working Grasslands Partnership Phase III

North Dakota Natural Resources Trust was recently funded for Phase III of its Working Grasslands Partnership program by the ND Outdoor Heritage Fund.

Restoration Becomes a Reality at Prairie Dunes

The new 618-acre Prairie Dunes Wildlife Management Area and its 20 restored prairie pothole wetlands near Gary, Minnesota are flourishing.

Bird-friendly Beef: Audubon’s Conservation Ranching Program

Audubon’s Conservation Ranching program functions as market-based conservation, offering incentives for good grassland stewardship and “bird-friendly” management practices through a certification label on beef products.

Sandhill Cranes Flock to Audubon Dakota’s Wolsey IBA

The Wolsey Important Bird Area in eastern South Dakota provides critical resting, refueling and staging habitat for over 150,000 Sandhill Cranes each spring including nearly 40% all Greater Sandhill Cranes.