Tag: Prairie Pothole region

June 14, 2022

New project focuses on Prairie Pothole conservation

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is teaming with Ducks Unlimited to help farmers and ranchers restore grasslands and make other improvements to benefit birds in the Prairie Pothole region. The...

April 29, 2022

JWM: Ducks don’t always benefit from added grasslands

Since before the 1990s, managers have been adding perennial grasslands to the Prairie Pothole region to benefit duck nest survival there. But scientists wondered if adding grass cover always benefits...

June 22, 2020

Prairie Pothole farming hampers pintail duck success

From a bird’s eye view, a small pond in a mowed field may appear to be the perfect place to settle down and build a nest. The trouble for pintail...