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General Resources

North Dakota Game and Fish Department

Contact information can be found at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department

The following publications are available and free of charge from the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.


  • Aging Antelope: It’s All in the Teeth
  • Aging Elk
  • Preventing Deer Depredation
  • How Old is My Deer?


  • Attracting Bluebirds and Other Cavity Nesting Songbirds in North Dakota
  • Attracting Wildlife To Your Backyard
  • Plans for Building Nest Structures and Songbird Feeders
  • Backyard Bird Feeding


  • Raptors of North Dakota
  • The Owls of North Dakota
  • Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Bats of North Dakota
  • Small Mammals of North Dakota
  • Marshbirds and Shorebirds of North Dakota
  • Songbirds of North Dakota
  • Sparrows of North Dakota
  • North Dakota’s Endangered and Threatened Species
  • Upland Game Identification: A Basic Guide for Aging and Sexing the Bird in Your Hand
  • Upland Game Birds of North Dakota
  • Mountain Lions in North Dakota
  • Profiles of North Dakota Waterfowl


  • A Birding Guide for North Dakota
  • Wildlife Management Area Guide
  • Little Missouri National Grassland Wildlife and Scenic Tour—Southern Route
  • PLOTS Guide
  • North Dakota Fishing Guide
  • Fishes of North Dakota
  • There’s More Than One Way to Skin a Pike
  • Catch and Release
  • Missouri River Boating Access Guide
  • Red River Angler’s Guide
  • Paddlefish—Questions and Answers
  • North Dakota Boating Basics
  • Save Our Lakes


  • Outdoor Wildlife Learning Sites (OWLS) Guidelines for North Dakota Schools and Communities
  • Prairie Wildflowers and Grasses of North Dakota
  • Conservation Education Volunteer


  • Grassland Birds of North Dakota
  • Woodland Birds of North Dakota
  • Wetland Birds of North Dakota
  • Reptiles and Amphibians of North Dakota
  • Prairie Wildflowers of North Dakota
  • Big Game and Furbearers of North Dakota
  • Fishes of North Dakota
  • Native Fish of the Missouri River

Other Agencies
Bureau of Land Management

Information exclusive to North Dakota that gives information on public lands and mineral estates in North Dakota.

Contact information for the US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management can be found here.

Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited has a motto that states, “Conservation Today, Wetlands for Tomorrow.” Information at this site includes conservation, habitat issues, waterfowl biology, and a specific link to North Dakota.

National Wildlife Refuges in the Mountain-Prairie Region

National Wildlife Refuges in the Mountain-Prairie Region shows an interactive map of North Dakota with all its National Wildlife Refuges and their locations.

North Dakota Forest Service

The motto of the North Dakota Forest Service states, “To care for, protect and improve forest and natural resources to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations.” The site has a wealth of information about North Dakota’s forest areas.

Northern Prairie Science Center

Northern Prairie Science Center provides scientific information on the conservation and management of the nation’s biological resources, with an emphasis on the species and ecosystems of the Midwest region of the United States.

River Keepers

River Keepers promotes a renewed vision for the Red River of the North through workshops, youth service-learning projects, and advocacy. River Keepers is a non-profit organization established in 1990 to protect and preserve the integrity and natural riparian environment of the Red River of the North.

USDA Forest Service

USDA Forest Service has a lot of information on the Sheyenne National Grasslands.

US Fish and Wildlife Service

The US Fish and Wildlife Service site is for the Mountain-Prairie Region of which North Dakota is a part. National wildlife and wetland refuges are found for North Dakota at this site, and each refuge is detailed on a North Dakota map along with links for each refuge.

General Habitats Resources

All About Birds allows you to search for any bird desired. It gives the bird’s description, sound, conservation status, other names, cool facts, habitat, food, behavior, and reproduction facts.

Enchanted Learning All About Birds gives information on migration, diet, nesting, and other information on birds. It is a very informative and interesting site!

A Bird's World has many opportunities for students to engage in numerous bird activities from e-pals, coloring pages and information on various species of birds, types of owls, birds of North America, and much more.

Birds has numerous live links on anything you want to know about birds. It is an informative site where much can be learned about birds.

Svingen, D. & R. Martin. Birding North Dakota. Available through the ND Game and Fish Dept., Bismarck, ND. This colorful and informative book shows the location of all North Dakota’s wildlife refuges, state parks, and national parks. The book gives a detailed explanation of where to look for specialty species of birds. In addition, each site on the map gives directions on how to find each location.

Flying Wild: An Educator’s Guide to Celebrating Birds. This 2004 activity book compiled by the Council for Environmental Education is a book that focuses on getting middle school students involved in service-learning projects concerning birds and their habitats through a variety of interdisciplinary and interactive activities.

North Dakota’s Groundwater

Protecting North Dakota’s Groundwater from Pesticide Contamination: What You Need to Know book compiled by the

North Dakota Department of Agriculture
600 East Boulevard Ave., Dept. 602
Bismarck, ND 58505
Fax: 701-328-4567
E-mail: North Dakota Department of Agriculture

Contact the following agencies for more information on pesticides and groundwater quality:

North Dakota Department of Health
Division of Water Quality
Bismarck, ND 58506
Fax: 701-328-5210
North Dakota State Water Commission
900 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58505-0850
Fax: 701-328-3696
E-mail: North Dakota State Water Commission
North Dakota State University Extension Service
Morrill Hall 315
P.O. Box 5437
Fargo, ND 58501-5437
Fax: 701-231-8520
E-mail: North Dakota State University Extension Service
Pesticide Training and Certification Program,
North Dakota State University Extension Service
166 Loftsgard Hall
P.O. Box 5051
Fargo, ND 58501-5051
Fax: 701-231-5907
E-mail: Pesticide Training and Certification Program
Environmental Protection Agency Pesticides Team,
Water Quality Lead
999 18th Street, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80202-2466
US Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service
220 East Rosser Avenue
P.O. Box 1458
Bismarck, ND 58502-1458

Ordering Materials and Supplies

Nasco - 1-800-558-9595

Skull International Unlimited

Acorn Naturalists - 1-800-422-8886

Nature Watch - 1-800-228-5816

Rex Art - 1-800-739-2782

Project Learning Tree
Project Learning Tree Coordinator
North Dakota Forest Service
307 First Street East
Bottineau, ND 58318-1100
(701) 228-5422
Fax: (701) 228-5448
E-mail: Project Learning Tree Coordinator

Project Learning Tree is affiliated with the American Forest Service and is a multi-disciplinary environmental education program for educators and students in PreK–grade 12.

Project WILD Aquatic

The Project WILD Aquatic K–12 Curriculum and Activity Guide emphasizes aquatic wildlife and aquatic ecosystems. It is organized in topic units, is interdisciplinary, and is based on the Project WILD conceptual framework. For more information about the K–12 curriculum guide of Project WILD Aquatic, contact:

Project WILD or Council for Environmental Education
5555 Morningside Drive, Suite 212
Houston, TX 77005
Fax: 713-520-8008
E-mail: Project WILD or Council for Environmental Education


eNature lists more than 5,500 species of mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, insects, trees, fish, wildflowers, etc.

North Dakota Game and Fish Department has live links to all wildlife and game hunted in North Dakota.

North Dakota Game and Fish Department has live links to all types of fish found in North Dakota.