The goal of the Bowdoin NWR Complex is to protect, enhance, and restore grassland habitat for breeding, and migratory birds and other wildlife while maintaining the biological diversity and integrity of native prairie grasslands.
Historically, the northern Great Plains was a grassland-dominated system. This large expanse of treeless prairie has been fragmented by cropland, shelterbelts, human settlement, and the uncontrolled spread of nonnative Russian olive trees. Native mixed-grass prairie will be protected, restored, and enhanced to provide quality nesting habitat for targeted grassland-dependent birds.
Photograph - Pasque Flower.