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North Dakota: Conserving Glaciated Wetlands & Prairies

Conservation partners in North Dakota and Minnesota have come together to work on a large landscape-level project in the heart of the Prairie Pothole Region of North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. The Glaciated Wetland and Prairies project area is a very unique landscape containing some of the most numerous, productive and diverse wetland communities in the world. These wetland habitats and surrounding native prairie provide nesting, brood-rearing, loafing and foraging habitats for waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds, gulls, raptors and grassland birds along with providing habitat for many mammals, amphibians and aquatic insects.

These wetlands are being threatened by surface and pattern tile drainage by agriculture, along with the conversion of native prairies to cropland. The project will protect 7,949 acres of wetlands and 29,103 acres