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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

A captured whooping crane.

Cranes

A western meadowlark

Grassland Birds

Mallard

Waterfowl

A Changing Landscape

Land-use / Land-cover Change

Canada Thistle Photo

Invasive Species

Wetlands provide multiple services to society.

Ecosystem Services

Your Resources

Working at Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Jobs Available at NPWRC
Close-up image of a pollinator.
Pollinator Library
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Fact Sheet
NPWRC Fact Sheet
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center 50th Anniversary Logo
50th Anniversary Information
Publication Image
Publications
Sketch of a bobolink.
Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds

Quick Facts

Wetlands Quick Fact

More than half of all prairie pothole wetlands have been drained.

Waterfowl Quick Fact

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

Wetlands Quick Fact

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