Category Archives: Current Issues
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.
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
Take a moment to read the Conservation Notes that are submitted and posted to the NDCTWS website each month. Educational, thoughtful, and meaningful insights to wildlife conservation. https://ndctws.wordpress.com/articles/
A “Trapping Matters” Workshop will be held on February 7, 2017 from 10am – 5pm at the ND Game and Fish Department Auditorium. This workshop will help participants understand and better communicate the benefits of regulated trapping to wildlife management. Participants will leave with scientifically sound information and be trained in skills that will make them effective communicators on the subject.
Workshop cost is $30 and lunch is included.
For additional information contact Stephanie Tucker at 701-220-1871 or email@example.com or download the flyer here: Trapping Matters Workshop Flyer
The Chapter and the North Dakota Wildlife Federation are partnering on a conservation outreach project that is targeted to our State legislators.These notes cover current topics and issues affecting sportsmen, sportswomen and youth in ND. Click on Conservation Note # 4 -_State Needs To Play A Bigger Role in Conservation! For more information on this note, contact Mike McEnroe, President, ND Wildlife Federation, (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rick Nelson, President-elect, NDCTWS, email@example.com.
The Chapter and the North Dakota Wildlife Federation are partnering on a conservation outreach project that is targeted to our State legislators.These notes cover current topics and issues affecting sportsmen, sportswomen and youth in ND. Click on Conservation Note #3 – Conservation Notes 3_Landowners Support Conservation For more information on this note, contact Mike McEnroe, President, ND Wildlife Federation, (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rick Nelson, President-elect, NDCTWS, email@example.com.
A quiet movement is underway among the Governor’s Office, and Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp to institute federal legislation to transfer approximately 9,000 acres of federal land above elevation 1620 feet along Lake Oahe to private or state ownership. Most of the area is in the upper reaches of Lake Oahe and includes about 2,000 acres of Wildlife Management Area. Please read more about this in a story written by Lauren Donovan in the Bismarck Tribune. http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/lake-oahe-land-transfer-under-fire/article_6956d365-ff58-5f44-b810-2e0754be16a5.html
The North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society is launching a new Facebook, Blog and Instagram site called “Prairie Matters”. The intent of this site is to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of native prairie on the northern Great Plains.
Among the topics that we will be highlighting this summer and fall include:
- Species of plants and animals that are iconic symbols of native prairie.
- Research being conducted on plants and animals found in the northern Great Plains.
- Species of conservation concern.
This site is NOT a political forum; the goal is to simply get people to care about and value this unique ecosystem and the plants and animals that depend upon it.
So please like and share these sites with friends and colleagues.