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Habitats

Habitat types in North Dakota can be broken down into 9 different categories:

  • Tallgrass Prairie
  • Eastern Mixed-grass Prairie
  • Mixed-grass Prairie
  • Western Mixed-grass/Shortgrass Prairie
  • Planted or Tame Grassland
  • Wetlands and Lakes
  • Rivers, Streams and Riparian
  • Badlands
  • Upland Deciduous Forest
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Tallgrass Prairie (Red River Valley): This landscape component consists of the tallgrass prairie, and associated wetlands, historically found predominantly in the eastern one-fourth of North Dakota. More tallgrass...

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Eastern Mixed-grass Prairie (Drift Prairie): This landscape component consists of the Eastern mixed-grass prairie, or Drift Prairie, and associated wetlands.

Icon for Mixed-grass Prairie (Missouri Coteau)

Mixed-grass Prairie (Missouri Coteau): This landscape component includes the mixed-grass prairie of the Missouri Coteau and associated wetlands.

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Western Mixed-grass/Short-grass Prairie (Missouri Slope): This landscape component includes the Western mixed-grass prairie and short-grass prairie of the Missouri Slope and associated wetlands.

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Planted or Tame Grassland: This landscape component includes prairie that has been converted to cropland and then re-planted to hayland, tame or native grasses.

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Wetlands and Lakes: This landscape component includes all wetlands and lakes distributed throughout the state.

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Rivers, Streams and Riparian: This landscape component includes all rivers, streams, and associated riparian areas which are distributed throughout the state.

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Badlands: This landscape component includes the area associated with the Little Missouri River drainage and is commonly referred to as badlands.

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Upland Deciduous Forest: This landscape component includes the larger tracts of native upland deciduous forest which occur scattered throughout the state.