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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 Changing Landscape

Land-use / Land-cover Change

Piping Plover

Terns and Plovers

A captured whooping crane.

Cranes

Bighorn Sheep

Ungulate Ecology

Wolf Photo

Wolves

Canada Thistle Photo

Invasive Species

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
Aerial view of the Cottonwood Lake Study Area
Missouri Coteau Wetland Ecosystem Observatory

Quick Facts

Waterfowl Quick Fact

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

Wetlands Quick Fact

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

Fiftieth Anniversary Quick Fact

NPWRC celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2015.