Did you know?

Nearly 3 billion birds have been lost in North America since 1970. Roughly 25% of those were grassland birds.

Where We Work

The Northern Great Plains is a broad expanse of unglaciated rolling plains, breaks, and badlands covered primarily by mixed-grass prairie and sagebrush-steppe. Woody draws and cottonwood-lined riparian corridors weave throughout the plains. Wetlands and wet meadows are limited in the region but, where present, support vast assemblages of wildlife. The Black Hills of South Dakota and other smaller, forested mountain ranges within the region consist primarily of Ponderosa Pine savannah; spruce, aspen, mountain mahogany, and other woody species are found in cooler, wetter mountain areas. The NGPJV and the diverse landscape of mixed prairie landscapes exists within the four states of Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota.