Where We Work
The PPJV covers one-third of North America’s Prairie Pothole Region (PPR), including portions of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa. Just 20% of the grassland in the PPR is protected, which equates to only 6% of the historic extent of grassland area.
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Conservation through Partnerships
Photo: Mitch Kezar for the SD Grassland Coalition and USDA-NRCS
Grassland Bird Habitat Conservation
The PPJV hosts 45-90% of the continental breeding populations for several grassland bird species that are experiencing some of the steepest population declines. The loss of over 70 million acres of grasslands in the PPJV has made grassland birds one of the most imperiled guilds in North America.
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Keep In Touch
Keep up with the latest news on bird and habitat conservation efforts across the Prairie Pothole Joint Venture!
Welcoming Lauri Hanauska-Brown, Our New JV Coordinator
The PPJV is excited to announce that Lauri Hanauska-Brown has been selected to take up the mantle as the JV Coordinator after a monthslong search.
Collaborative Science to Inform Conservation of Grassland Wildlife
We’ve all seen the reports: grassland birds are declining more rapidly and more consistently than birds from any other habitat group in North America. These
Partnering with NRCS for Conservation Workshop 2023
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has several financial assistance programs that can be leveraged to improve and restore wildlife habitat. Their flagship program is