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Landowners and Department personnel at a wetlands restoration project site

See What We’re Accomplishing Together

Bill Haase (left), Virgil Schlosser (center), Carol Schlosser (right)

Schlosser Earns WMA Award

Virgil Schlosser, with Hettinger County Water Resource District, was named the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Wildlife Management Area Partnership Award recipient for 2021 for his work on Indian Creek WMA.

Meadowlark on a fence post

In the News

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department joined other conservation groups in sponsoring the recent North Dakota Grazing Land Coalition workshop in Hazelton as a part of the North Dakota Meadowlark Initiative.

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.