Welcome to LandScope North Dakota

The tall-grass, mixed-grass, and short-grass prairies that dominate North Dakota's landscapes are complemented by several unique forest and wetland habitats. The human communities supported by these landscapes are also home to more than 300 species of birds, 80 mammals, 75 fish, 15 reptiles, and 11 amphibians, along with numerous other freshwater mussels, crustaceans, and insects.

Conservation Priorities in North Dakota

  • North Dakota Wildlife Action Plan

    The key to ensuring long-term survival of fish and wildlife resources in North Dakota is to maintain diverse grasslands, wetlands, woodlands, rivers and streams. The North Dakota Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy presents a plan to conserve the state's wildlife by focusing on these and other habitat types while coordinating statewide conservation actions with partner organizations and the many private landowners who control nearly 90 percent of land in the state.

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