Summer 2021

North Dakota Meadowlark Initiative

The Meadowlark Initiative is a new statewide strategy initiated by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, tapping into the collective insights, resources, and efforts of conservation, agriculture, and industry partners to enhance, restore, and sustain native grasslands in North Dakota.

Pheasants Forever in Montana selected for $6.4 Million RCPP Award for Prairie Grasslands Region

Pheasants Forever and twelve dedicated partners have been selected to receive a major Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) award from the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for habitat delivery efforts in north-central Montana.

Great Plains Grasslands Framework in Focus: Wildlife Conservation Through Sustainable Ranching

Rangelands are being lost at an alarming rate – more than a million acres lost annually. Grazing by livestock is the common thread that maintains these working rangelands at an ecosystem scale. As a result, successful conservation relies on working with landowners and ranchers to improve working rangelands to benefit wildlife and the communities that rely on this land and have stewarded them for generations.

Volunteer fence maintenance a win-win for landowners, big game, at Woody Island Pronghorn Migration Fence Modification Workshop

This summer, an effort between conservation organizations and Blaine County ranchers at the Louie Petrie Ranch north of Turner, Montana offered two days of hands-on learning, practical ranch work, and collaboration to benefit ranching and pronghorn migration in the region.