The Staff, Directors, and Volunteers of Northern Prairies Land Trust truly value the many partnerships they have established while working through a large variety of projects.

There are several examples which illustrate the extensiveness of our partnerships. The South Dakota Department of Game and Fish and Parks, and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission have partnered with NPLT under the federally-funded Landowner Incentive Program.

The Big Sioux River Conservation Easement Program includes partners such as project sponsor East Dakota Water Development District, South Dakota Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pheasants Forever and South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts.

Northern Prairies also teamed up with the Natural Resources Conservation Service under the federal Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program, and Nebraska Environmental Trust, to obtain an easement on the historic “Old Baldy” along the banks of the Missouri River, as well as having a Cooperative Agreement with NRCS for a conservation easement in South Dakota along the Big Sioux River.

Northern Prairies is also leading the way in developing partnerships through umbrella organizations such as the South Dakota Conservation Alliance and Nebraska Tallgrass Prairie Partnership.

Our Watertown, SD office is yet another example of partnering, with the office space being donated by the City of Watertown and Upper Big Sioux River Watershed Project (UBS). We also team up with UBS, Ducks Unlimited and Partners for Fish and Wildlife in various individual projects in northeast SD.

NPLT recently joined the Prairie Coteau Habitat Partnership and participates in prescribed prairie burns with other conservation groups under the leadership of The Nature Conservancy.