Working Lands

Pollinator and grazing cattle at Sand Ranch, Ashley, ND Photo: Lucy Love

Audubon Dakota’s Working Lands consists of privately-managed lands enrolled in the Audubon Conservation Ranching InitiativePrairie Management Toolbox Programs and Conservation Forage Program. Land owners participate in enhancement and preservation of critical grassland habitats. Audubon Dakota also helps land owners apply “bird-friendly” grazing practices and develop market-based solutions to build economic incentives that benefit landowners, consumers and the environment.

North Dakota
Central Coteau and Stutsman County Toolbox Projects
Charli Kohler | Range Ecologist 

Grand Forks Area Toolbox Projects and Conservation Forage Program
Juli Bosmoe | Range Ecologist 

South Dakota
Audubon Conservation Ranching and Prairie Management Toolbox Projects
Eastern South Dakota
Josh Lefers | Working Lands Programs Manager 

Western South Dakota
Cody Grewing | Range Ecologist


Working Lands

Conservation Ranching Initiative

A market-based conservation approach that offers incentives for good grassland stewardship through a certification label on beef products.

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Prairie Management Toolbox Program
Working Lands

Prairie Management Toolbox

The Prairie Management Toolbox provides financial and technical support for grazing infrastructure for private landowners.

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Conservation Forage Program
Conservation Forage Program

Conservation Forage Program

CFP will work with North Dakota's producers to restore marginal crop lands back to grasslands to improve forage availability and quality.

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North Dakota Prescribed Fire Cooperative
Prescribed Fire

ND Prescribed Fire Cooperative

Sparking a new approach to North Dakota rangeland management

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Audubon Dakota's Target Grassland Bird Species

Chestnut-collared Longspur

Latin:  Calcarius ornatus

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Long-billed Curlew

Latin:  Numenius americanus

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Sprague's Pipit

Latin:  Anthus spragueii

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Upland Sandpiper

Latin:  Bartramia longicauda

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