NORTH DAKOTA — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is attempting to conserve approximately 29.6 million acres of grasslands and wetlands, and the endangered migratory birds found in the Prairie Pothole Region of eastern North Dakota and South Dakota.
By Emma Murray, Forum Communications Co.
, June 25, 2011
In what will be a series of public meetings throughout the region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials are working to convince landowners to preserve habitat for the “duck factory.”
The Prairie Pothole Region, which is primarily east of the Missouri River and west of the Red River Valley in North Dakota, is often referred to as a duck factory. The 2.6 million acres of protected grasslands and wetlands are home to nesting migratory birds.
Birding in the prairie pothole region of the state, with its hundreds of different species, continues to gain recognition nationally and internationally, said Birding Drives Dakota Board President Ann Hoffert, which means an increasing number of birders are finding their way to the area.
Prairie Pothole Lodge will be hosting many of the top hunting dogs in the region this weekend.
Trial chairman Jason Norton expects 128 dogs to compete in the National Shoot to Retrieve Association event, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the lodge, located at 9212 1000th Avenue Southeast in Fullerton, N.D.
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