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.
Grasslands are considered to be one of North America’s most endangered ecosystems.
More than half of all prairie pothole wetlands have been drained.
The average size of a prairie pothole wetland is 3.2 acres.