Conservation Note – Landowners Support Conservation!

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, (memcenroe@bis.midco.net) or Rick Nelson, President-elect, NDCTWS, bluebill@bis.midco.net.

The Bismarck Tribune features “Lake Oahe land transfer under fire”

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

PRAIRIE MATTERS

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:

  1. Species of plants and animals that are iconic symbols of native prairie.
  2. Research being conducted on plants and animals found in the northern Great Plains.
  3. 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.

https://prairiematters.org/

https://www.facebook.com/prairiematters/

https://www.instagram.com/prairiematters/

 

 

Outdoor Recreation Conservation Note #2

The Chapter and the North Dakota Wildlife Federation are partnering on a conservation outreach project that is targeted to our State legislators.The monthly notes cover current topics and issues affecting sportsmen, sportswomen and youth in ND. Click on Conservation Note – Outdoor Recreation 2 for the second monthly installment. For more information on this note, contact Mike McEnroe, President, ND Wildlife Federation, (memcenroe@bis.midco.net) or Rick Nelson, President-elect, NDCTWS.

Meadowlark Whiplash Video

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 Western Meadowlark is the state bird of North Dakota. Like the human cultures that have grown on the landscape for millennia, the wildlife and natural ecosystem have depended on native tall grass prairie. Today, it’s nearly all gone from the state. Soon, the meadowlark may be too. (Published by Sandbagger News on February 9, 2016)

Outdoor Recreation Conservation Note

The Chapter and the North Dakota Wildlife Federation are partnering on a conservation outreach project that is targeted to our State legislators.The monthly notes will cover current topics and issues affecting sportsmen, sportswomen and youth in our State. Click on Outdoor Recreation Conservation Note for the first monthly installment. For more information contact Al Sapa (asap@bis.midco.net)

Central Mountain and Plains Annual Meeting Dates Announced

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

Board Meeting – April 12, 2016

The NDCTWS Board will meet on April 12, 2016 at the ND Game and Fish Department Wildlife Health Lab. Meeting begins at 9:30am.

Join the Women’s Social on February 11, 2016

A Women’s Social will be held Thursday, February 11th from 4- 6 pm, featuring a professional panel discussion on diversity, career, and life balance issues. The UND students will be providing the questions and will moderate the session. Panel members include: Maureen Gallagher (USFWS), Krista Lundgren (USFWS), Randy Crooke (Falkirk Mining Co.), Stephanie Tucker (ND Game & Fish Dept), and Dr. Christina Hargiss (NDSU). UND students that attended the National TWS meeting in Winnipeg will also provide short presentations. Wine, tea, lemonade and light refreshments will available, and a silent auction will be held. $10/Professionals – Students are free. Contact Kristine Askerooth or Cami Dixon for more information.

 

Winter Newsletter Available for CMPS

Check out the TWS Central Mountains and Plains Section Winter Newsletter.