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Near Crystal Springs in Stutsman County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Chase Lake Prairie Project

 
 
Chase Lake Prairie Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2020
1. Chase Lake Prairie Project Marker
Captions: (upper left) Top: Wetland area before restoration. Bottom: Restored wetland. Wetland restorations can be done on private land in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.; (top center) Top: Tractor plowing a crop field. Bottom: The same field after the private landowner partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and seeded the field with a diverse mix of native plants, which provides habitat fo ra wide array of wildlife.; (lower right) Since 1989, the Chase Lake Prairie Project has worked with landowners and other partners to protect, restore, and enhance over 645,000 acres of habitat. Each year the program continues to grow.
Inscription.  The North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) is an international plan developed to conserve waterfowl and migratory birds in North America. The Plan was established in 1986 and is supported by Canada, Mexico, and the United States. As part of this Plan, regional partnerships are critical to protect, restore and enhance habitats.
In North Dakota, the Chase Lake Prairie Project covers 5.5 million acres in 11 counties. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff work closely with landowners and other partners to develop grazing systems, create and restore wetlands, and enhance grasslands for wildlife. This model of conservation supports profitable agriculture and abundant wildlife, ensuring the future of our natural heritage.
Ninety-seven percent of the land in the Chase Lake Prairie Project is privately owned. The Project's great success in restoring and conserving fragile wetland and prairie habitat is a direct result of productive partnerships between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and local landowners.
 
Erected by North Dakota Fish and Wildlife Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker
Chase Lake Prairie Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2020
2. Chase Lake Prairie Project Marker
is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentNatural Resources.
 
Location. 46° 52.431′ N, 99° 26.31′ W. Marker is near Crystal Springs, North Dakota, in Stutsman County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 94 at milepost 223 near 47th Avenue Southeast, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located at the Crystal Springs/St. Paul Rest Area Westbound. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Medina ND 58467, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Crystal Springs WPA (here, next to this marker); The Missouri Coteau - North America's Duck Factory. (here, next to this marker); Chase Lake NWR and the American White Pelican (here, next to this marker); The National Wildlife Refuge System in North Dakota (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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