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Landowners and Department personnel at a wetlands restoration project site

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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.

Controlling Erosion

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.