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.
The Prairie Pothole Region is also known as the “duck factory” of North America.
Over the past century, the growing season in North Dakota has lengthened by an average of 1.2 days per decade.
More than half of all prairie pothole wetlands have been drained.