Meadowlark Whiplash: Why the State Bird of North Dakota is Leaving Home can be viewed here or by clicking on the ‘Articles and Videos’ tab on the home page.
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.
The Central Mountain and Plains Annual Meeting entitled “Seeing the Wildlife Through the Trees: Challenges and Conservation of Forests and Wildlife” is being held in Steamboat Springs, CO August 8-11, 2016. All information for the meeting and registration can be found at http://drupal.wildlife.org/colorado/node/23