Joint Chiefs' Selection

The North Dakota Badlands Restoration Project was one of the 16 new projects selected under the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership for Fiscal Year 2020. This project manage native ponderosa pine stands and Rocky Mountain juniper stands using mechanical treatment over approximately 14,000 acres. The objectives are: to reduce fuels and the threat of wildfire to communities, private property and oil and gas facilities; manage encroachment of juniper into adjacent woody draws and upland mixed grass prairie; and reduce the density of juniper within remaining juniper areas with the overall goal to increase the pace and scale of landscape restoration in the badlands of North Dakota. The total FY20 funding obligated for the project is $185,346 (NRCS $119,721 and USFS $65,625).  Partners include the North Dakota Forest Service, North Dakota Natural Resource Trust, McKenzie County Grazing Association, Medora Grazing Association, Little Missouri Grazing Association, North Dakota Game & Fish, McKenzie County Grazing Association, Medora Grazing Association, Little Missouri Grazing Association, Horse Creek Grazing Association, North Dakota School Trust Lands, National Park Service, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation, Mule Deer Foundation, and the Holmes Family Trust.

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