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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 Wind Turbine in North Dakota

Alternative Energy

A western meadowlark

Grassland Birds

American White Pelicans

Pelicans and Other Colonial Nesting Birds

A Changing Landscape

Land-use / Land-cover Change

A captured whooping crane.

Cranes

Oil and gas development in western North Dakota

Oil and Natural Gas Development

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

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.

Wetlands Quick Fact

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