North Dakota’s prairie landscapes span most of the state, transitioning from tallgrass in the east, to mixed grass in the central coteau, to shortgrass in the west. Dotted within the grasslands lay wetlands, most of which are in the eastern half of the state. North Dakota also supports several forests and river systems which are also critical for wildlife habitat and clean water. Since the first European settlement of the great plains, society has relied on this landscape to provide the food, fuel, and fiber needed to sustain our country. These demands on the landscape will continue, requiring us to work with all stakeholders for the best possible outcomes. There are many ways to contribute to the conservation of our natural resources. Below are some ways to engage:
Education plays a vital role in connecting people with wildlife. Explore educational tools the Trust and other partners offer to learn more about our natural resources.
Partners all over the nation are working to conserve our natural resources. Here are some initiative that are happening in North Dakota right now!