Quick Facts

Wetlands Quick Fact

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

Fiftieth Anniversary Quick Fact

NPWRC celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2015.

Grasslands Quick Facts

Over the past century, the growing season in North Dakota has lengthened by an average of 1.2 days per decade.

Wetlands Quick Fact

The average size of a prairie pothole wetland is 3.2 acres.

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.

Grasslands Quick Facts

Grasslands are considered to be one of North America’s most endangered ecosystems.