Find out how the North Dakota Game and Fish Department is working with farmers, ranchers and other groups to help improve habitat for fish and wildlife, and to increase quality fishing and hunting opportunities.
See What We’re Accomplishing Together
See What We're Accomplishing Together
Conservation Forage Program
The North Dakota Conservation Forage Program has an open enrollment for private landowners through August 6, 2021. Learn more here!
Rice Lake Landowners Provide Boat Access Site
Rice Lake in Emmons county is a popular fishery year-round. However, high water in 2020 flooded the existing boat access site making access to the lake difficult. Private landowners Mark and Jean Hollaar have stepped in and contributed a site for a new ramp.
To address erosion that created a 12-foot drop-off along 4,000 feet of James River shoreline, one avid hunter and landowner worked with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department and other local partners to regrade and stabilize the bank, creating habitat for wildlife and PLOTS land for hunters.
Defending Rice Lake's Fishery
When rising waters threatened to create a pathway for damaging, invasive fish to enter the outstanding Rice Lake fishery, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department worked with local landowners to create a barrier to protect the lake.
Protecting Critical Riparian Areas
In conjunction with the Save Our Lakes program and landowners, the Department is helping to install solar powered wells to provide water to cattle that would otherwise cause damage to important riparian areas when searching for water.