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EPA’s ‘secret maps:’ Cramer claims EPA is keeping secret maps

August 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — North Dakota’s lone member of the House of Representatives is accusing a government agency of keeping secret maps of wetlands and waters with no intention of releasing them to the public.

Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., released maps Wedn…continue reading on

Conservationists claim victory on new farm bill

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Steve Karnowski

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Wildlife and environmental groups are claiming victory for conservation practices in the new farm bill, where two of their top priorities made it into law.

Farmers will be required to use good conservat…continue reading on

Millions coming to Prairie Pothole wetlands

February 18, 2014 in Uncategorized



The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will spend an extra $1.5 million annually to complete wetland determinations for farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Montana.

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Study says US can’t keep up with loss of its wetlands

December 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

By The Washington Post

WASHINGTON — Over a four-year span, the United States lost more than 360,000 acres of freshwater and saltwater wetlands to fierce storms, sea-level rise and booming development along the coasts, according to a newly releas…continue reading on

SD leads region in wetland determination backlog

December 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Joel Ebert
Pierre Capital Journal

PIERRE (AP) — The Natural Resources Conservation Service currently has more backlogged wetland determination requests in South Dakota than in any other state in the Midwest, the Capital Journal reported.

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ND ag dept sets up wetland credits database

October 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has activated an online service to connect farmers and ranchers needing wetland credits with agricultural landowners who have available wetlands. Continue Reading

SDSU scientist finds vast areas of prairie being drained

September 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BROOKINGS, S.D. The prairie pothole region of the eastern Dakotas is losing wetlands at a rate up to 15,000 acres a year, according to research that raises questions about the impacts of expanded row-crop production on wildlife and water quality.
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Wetlands research offers look at climate change

July 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

JAMESTOWN, N.D. Mother Nature is full of competitions that cause species to rise and fall with shifting climate conditions in the prairie potholes pockmarking the James River Valley. Continue Reading

Conservation groups, wildlife officials converge to explore options for stemming the loss of wetland, grassland habitat

June 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Paul Schmidt had a prairie encounter he won’t soon forget last November during a four-day waterfowl hunt near Brookings, S.D. The first morning, Schmidt and his hunting partner drove by a small wetland on the way to their hunting area. Continue Reading

Partnership aims to enhance GF prairie

June 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Conserving grasslands and wetlands on the saline prairie of Grand Forks County is the focus of a new partnership between the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Grand Forks County Soil Conservation District and several other agencies and nongovernmental organizations.
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