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Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

The Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC) conducts integrated research to fulfill the Department of the Interior's responsibilities to the Nation's natural resources.  Located on six hundred acres along the James River Valley near Jamestown, North Dakota, the NPWRC develops and disseminates scientific information needed to understand, conserve, and manage the Nation’s biological resources.  Research emphasis is primarily on mid-continental plant and animal species and ecosystems of the United States.

Our Science

Canada Thistle Photo

Invasive Species

American White Pelicans

Pelicans and Other Colonial Nesting Birds

Piping Plover

Terns and Plovers

Yellow Lady Slipper

Native Plants and Restoration Ecology

Automated gas sampling devise.

Carbon and Greenhouse Gases

Wolf Photo

Wolves

Your Resources

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Publications
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Fact Sheet
NPWRC Fact Sheet
Working at Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Jobs Available at NPWRC
Close-up image of a pollinator.
Pollinator Library
Herbarium Sheet
NPWRC Herbarium
Sketch of a bobolink.
Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds

Quick Facts

Wetlands Quick Fact

There are over 2.5 million wetland basins within the U.S. portion of the Prairie Pothole Region.

Waterfowl Quick Fact

The Prairie Pothole Region is also known as the “duck factory” of North America.

Wetlands Quick Fact

The average size of a prairie pothole wetland is 3.2 acres.