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Conservation Corner

North Dakota Conservation Corner

Learn about North Dakota's natural resources and what you can do to help protect the future

The Habitat, Fish, Wildlife and Plants of North Dakota

Two killdeer chicks

Wildlife Notes

Learn about some of the foibles and quirks of our North Dakota fish and wildlife species

Wildlife Notes

Long-billed curlew

Fish and Wildlife Identification

Identification and life cycle information on some of the many fish and wildlife species that make their home in North Dakota (common wildlife, game species and Species of Conservation Priority)

North Dakota Species

Bee on a coneflower


Information on gardening for pollinators, the North Dakota native pollinator management strategy, the monarch butterfly life cycle and more


Grasslands with prairie pothole


North Dakota's primary vegetative communities, geological regions, climate, land classification and habitat types


Mule deer

Wildlife Diseases

Information on some of the more common and/or damaging fish and wildlife diseases present in North Dakota

Wildlife Diseases

The Status of Fish and Wildlife in North Dakota

Bairds sparrow

State Wildlife Action Plan

The State Wildlife Action Plan outlines strategy for safeguarding rare and declining fish and wildlife species in North Dakota


Sagebrush lizard

Species of Conservation Priority

Find out which fish and wildlife species populations in North Dakota are currently of concern to biologist


Piping plover

Threatened and Endangered

North Dakota currently has several species listed via the Endangered Species Act as threatened or endangered

Threatened and Endangered

Leafy spurge

Invasive Species

Find out about some of the invasive species (nonnative species that out-compete native species for resources) currently found in the state


Protecting the Future

What is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Doing?

Prairie flowers

Landowner Assistance

Financial and technical assistance to private landowners for habitat protection, enhancement and development.

Private Lands Programs

Researcher candling egg


Research papers partially or fully funded by the Department along with management plans and reports

Research Publications

Researcher banding bird

State Wildlife Grants

The federal SWG funding use for implementing the conservation actions identified in the Wildlife Action Plan


What Can You Do?

Native flowers

Gardening for Pollinators

Whether you have hundreds of acres of land or just have a couple of planters on your deck, you can help wildlife


Prairie grass and flowers with cattle in background

Habitat Management

Guides that provide advice on managing different types of North Dakota habitats for fish and wildlife

Habitat Management Guides

ND Capitol building in winter


Follow outdoor related bills during the legislative session and get involved in the legislative process


ND capitol building in winter

Sightings/Tag Reports

Help biologists track populations by reporting tagged fish, banded birds, ANS, furbearer observations and active bald eagle nests

Report Sighting

Dead deer floating in water

Mortality Reports

Help biologists track wildlife disease within the state by reporting dead wildife during disease outbreaks

Report Wildlife Mortality

White-tailed deer fawn lying in grass

Orphaned and Injured Wildlife

What to do when you encounter apparently orphaned or injured wildlife

Orphaned and Injured Wildlife

Additional Resources

Prairie crocus

Educator Resources

Educator workshops, Habitats of North Dakota program for grades 3-6, Urban Pollinator Program, classroom aids and more

Educator Resources

Ruddy duck drake displaying

Outdoor Activities to Try in North Dakota

Wildlife viewing, foraging, outdoor photography and more activities to get you outside in North Dakota