World Wildlife Fund (WWF) releases “Plowprint Report” – The purpose of the Plowprint analysis is to identify remaining intact habitat across the Great Plains. This is done by tracking cumulative loss of grassland to cropland over time. WWF is estimating cumulative loss of grasslands because the conversion of intact grasslands represents a significant ecological loss that cannot easily be recovered. WWF is dedicated to eliminating grassland loss in the Northern Great Plains by 2030 to ensure a vibrant future for the human and wildlife communities across the region.
As a continuation of this winters Pollinator Workshop the North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society would like to invite you to participate in the 2018 Summer Pollinator Tour.
August 8th – Burleigh County
August 9th – Dickey/McIntosh Counties
The days are run independently of each other. For more information see the flyer.
Register online @ Upcoming Events and Registration
Thank you to those folks who supported this year’s fundraising efforts, both through donations and participation! Congratulations to the winners of our Gun Raffle: Terry Schaffer, Randy Renner, and Alfred “Skip” Stonesifer.
North Dakota Chapter of the Wildlife Society
Habitat Needs of Pollinators and Game Species
February 7-9, 2018
Keeping All the Pieces is an outreach campaign and a 15-minute documentary film that promotes conversations about the public lands of western North Dakota known as the Badlands. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the impacts of oil and gas development while inspiring further self-education and advocacy. The future of the Badlands should be a decision made by the public, not by the oil industry. What is the best way for North Dakota to wisely develop our oil and gas resources while maintaining the environmental health of our deeply valued natural and agricultural landscapes? This is the question Keeping All the Pieces seeks to answer by forming a partnership between residents of North Dakota and advocates of conservation and wildlife.
The NDCTWS annual meeting will be held February 7-9, 2018 at the Baymont Inn and Suites, Mandan, ND. On-line registration is now open at https://northdakotachapterofthewildlifesociety.wildapricot.org/. Please take this opportunity to register on-line. Hope to see you all there!
Please join us for an engaging workshop!
Pollinators are an essential part of biodiversity, providing services to over 80% of the worlds flowering plants and adding over 217 billion dollars to the global economy annually. However, current science shows drastic declines in pollinator population and their required habitats. This workshop will address the challenges we face in conserving native pollinators of North Dakota and foster a conversation on ways to successfully manage our resources for these declined species. Please see the NDCTWS Pollinator Workshop Agenda for more detailed information.
Date: February 6, 2018
Time: 9am – 5pm
Location: Baymont Inn and Suites, Mandan, ND
Cost: $25 for general registration (free for students)
Sponsors: NDCTWS, NDGF, NRCS