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Environmental Reviews

Disclaimer: the information contained herein is not a substitute for formal consultation with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department or other natural resource agencies. It is intended to provide transparent and preliminary information for environmental consultants and project proponents early in the project development phase.

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What is Environmental Review?

The Conservation Section of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department provides technical input and guidance on energy, water, roads and bridges, public land related projects, and the National Environmental Policy Act.

Responsible development should avoid and minimize impacts to wildlife and habitat resources to the extent possible.

Mitigation and reclamation of impacted areas are also important practices for offsetting unavoidable impacts to wildlife and habitat resources.

The overall objective is no net loss of wetland, grassland or woodland habitat.

The Conservation Section also includes the Department’s nongame program, threatened and endangered species conservation, and State Wildlife Action Plan.


For formal project review, please contact or mail the solicitation to:

Attn: Environmental Review - Conservation Section
North Dakota Game and Fish Department
100 N. Bismarck Expressway
Bismarck, ND 58501

Conservation Section Contact Form


Best Practices and Plans

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Species and Habitat Data

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Permits and Licenses

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