State Wildlife Grant - T-21-R

Project Title

Restoring Tall-grass and Mixed-grass Prairie in Cropland-dominated Landscapes of Northeastern North Dakota

Target Species

Tall and mixed-grass associated species in NE North Dakota

Timeline

July 2007 – Dec. 2011

Investigators

Cami Dixon, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Description

The goal of the proposed and overall project is to approximately re-create some of the native-dominated grassland habitat that formerly covered most of northeastern North Dakota in the mid-1800’s. This will be accomplished by seeding native perennial herbaceous mixtures on formerly cropped Waterfowl Production Areas in the Devils Lake Wetland Management District (DLWMD). Priority areas have been selected that provide blocks of wetland and grassland habitat under perpetual protection. A minimum of 1,300 acres will be restored.