Prairie Pothole Region, North Dakota
PROJECT OWNER: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
PROJECT TYPE: Avoided Grasslands Conversion
Spanning much of North Dakota, as well as parts of Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Montana, the unique Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) landscape, known for its diverse wetlands and large areas of native prairie, provides critical habitat for many of the nation’s migratory birds, including grassland birds. Maintaining wetlands and grasslands in the region provide diverse benefits, including water quality protection, potential flood reduction, carbon sequestration and enhanced wetland and wildlife habitat.