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Northern Great Plains


This 12.28-million-acre area in western North Dakota is known for broad expanses of native pastureland bisected by hundreds of intermittent streams and several larger rivers. Over 700,000 head of cattle were raised in the Northern Great Plains in 1994.

photo of cattle in grazed pasture
Before
North Dakota mixed grass prairie.
photo of cattle in grazed pasture beside non-grazed area with tall grass After
The North Dakota Partners Program assisted the landowner in developing a rest/rotation grazing system. Systems like this enhance wildlife habitat on private lands and afford the landowner an opportunity to better manage his livestock.

The area is considered extremely important for breeding and migrating grassland songbirds, as well as several species of shorebirds. Pronghorn antelope, mule deer, and golden eagles are common.

willet photo mule deer photo pronghorn antelope photo golden eagle photo

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