2018 Summer Pollinator Tour

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.

2018 Summer Pollinator Tour

Register online @ Upcoming Events and Registration

Thank You and Congratulations!

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.

Annual Meeting Agenda – February 7-9, 2018

North Dakota Chapter of the Wildlife Society

Annual Meeting Agenda

Habitat Needs of Pollinators and Game Species

February 7-9, 2018

Keeping All the Pieces – A Documentary Film

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.

Professional Women’s Social – Thursday, February 8 from 4-6pm

The Professional Women’s Social is back for 2018! The social will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm during the ND Chapter of the Wildlife Society meeting in Mandan. The cost is $10 for professionals (pay upon entry) and free for students.

There will be a silent auction during the social to help raise money to send students to the National TWS meeting and to other committee activities. If you have something that you would like to donate for the auction, please contact Kristine Askerooth or Cami Dixon at kristine_askerooth@fws.gov or prairiewetlands@live.com

Annual Meeting of NDCTWS (2018)

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!  

Register for the Pollinator Workshop – February 6, 2018

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)
Register at:

Conservation Notes

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/

Job Announcement: Biologist II Upland Game



North Dakota Game and Fish Department

Location: Dickinson, ND

Salary Range: $4,260-$5,680/month hiring range; $4,260-$7,100 full range

Closing Date: September 4, 2017

Position No.: 720-6592

Status: Full-time

Recruitment: Internal/External

Minimum Qualifications: Requires a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife biology or wildlife management, or closely related natural resource science degree and four years of professional work experience with a wildlife or natural resource management agency is required.  A Master’s of Science degree may be substituted for two years of actual work experience.

The position requires extensive knowledge of wildlife and population management, wildlife habitat needs, and life cycle ecology, particularly for upland game species.  Applicants must be able to communicate effectively both orally and written with wildlife management professionals, the media and the public.  Applicants need to possess strong organizational and project coordination skills and work independently on multiple tasks with overlapping deadlines.  Applicant must be able to work collaboratively with others on cooperative projects and to resolve problems.

Must have or be able to obtain a Class D North Dakota driver’s license. Must be able to lift at least 75 pounds, and be willing to travel extensively.

Requires satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Preference will be given for:

  • Experience in wildlife management, surveys and analysis of survey data, particularly with upland game species
  • Experience designing and conducting wildlife research and publishing the results
  • Experience planning, creating or developing, and/or managing wildlife habitat
  • Supervisory experience
  • Working knowledge of database management and SAS
  • Working knowledge and experience using GPS, GIS and ArcView or related GIS Software, especially for spatial modeling
  • Actively participating in upland game bird hunting

Application Procedures:

  1. Applicants must complete the online application.  Do not say “See Resume” to any questions.
  2. Applicants must also upload a Cover Letter describing how the applicant’s ability and experience relates to the Summary of Work.
  3. Applicants must submit a current Resume.
  4. Applicants should save their applications frequently to avoid any loss of information.  The Online Application System will time you out after 40 minutes and you will lose any information that is not saved.

Applicants must submit all documents above.

Current State employees with access to PeopleSoft can access the job posting through the PeopleSoft Portal.

External applicants can access the job posting by going to the ND State Jobs Openings.

Applications must be completed by 11:59pm on the posted closing date.

For information about the position or for persons needing accommodation or assistance in the application or interview process, contact Kim Kary, Chief of Administrative Services at 701-328-6605.

For troubles or questions about applying on the online system, contact Melissa Long at 701-328-6318.

Applicants who are residents of North Dakota and eligible to claim veteran’s preference must include Form DD214. Claims for disabled veteran’s preference must include a current statement of disabled status from the Veteran’s Affairs Office.

ND Relay Number: 1-800-366-6888

Summary of Work: Responsible for supervision, budgeting, grants and management of the Upland Game  Management Section, including supervision of the upland game bird biologist and hiring and supervision of numerous temporary and seasonal staff.  Directly responsible for the research and management programs for partridge, pheasant, turkey, ruffed grouse, prairie grouse, cottontail rabbits and tree squirrels.  Develop recommendations for upland game hunting seasons and management programs.  Plan, coordinate, supervise and conduct surveys to determine the status of and harvest of all upland game, including compiling and analyzing data and writing reports.  Develop and conduct upland game surveys and research projects that are designed to contribute to knowledge of annual production, hunter harvest success, and seasonal population indices to aid in the setting of harvest season lengths and bag limits for all upland game species.  Maintain extensive upland game databases, records, files and literature.  Actively participate in local, regional, national and international committees and working groups for species of responsibility.  Coordinate with state, regional, national and international wildlife agencies and organizations on upland game population and habitat programs.  Coordinate with and advise Department leadership and staff on upland game populations, habitat and management issues and related wildlife issues.  Participate in other departmental wildlife surveys and management programs.

As employers, the State of North Dakota and political subdivisions prohibit smoking in all places of state and political subdivision employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The state of North Dakota does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

Trapping Matters Workshop – Register Soon!

A REMINDER and ENCOURAGING BOOST TO MEMBERS: Please register for this workshop very soon. We need final registration numbers 5 days in advance so the noon lunch can be ordered for everyone.

UPDATE:  Reduced student registration: $10 only – includes lunch – see updated flyer (attached).

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 (students are $10) and lunch is included.

Register online:  


For additional information contact Stephanie Tucker at 701-220-1871 or satucker@nd.gov or download the flyer here: Trapping Matters Flyer