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Plant Conservation Agencies

These entities have come together to practice wildlife conservation by developing a wildlife action plan or the Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy for each state. Funds are available for wildlife conservation and restoration of wildlife populations throughout America for each individual state. However, before any state can receive this funding they must have developed a "wildlife action plan" better known as the Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, by October 1, 2005. A wildlife action plan assesses the wildlife and habitat health, identifies any problems the wildlife and habitat face and describes the actions needed to rectify the problems and conserve the wildlife and habitat in question. Congress has identified eight elements that each wildlife action plan is required to have, which will better aid in identifying the plans of action to take and why. These eight elements are: Information on the Distribution and Abundance of Species of Wildlife; Descriptions of Extent and Conditions of Habitats and Community Types; Descriptions of Problems and Priority Research and Survey Efforts; Descriptions of Conservation Actions; Proposed Plans for Monitoring Species Identified and Their Habitats; Description of Procedures to Review the Plan; Plans for Coordinating the Development, Implementation, Review and Revision of the Plan with Federal, State, Local Agencies and Indian Tribes; and Broad Public Participation. North Dakota had 70 aquatic and terrestrial wildlife species classified as wildlife species of greatest conservation need (GCN). Of these 70 GCN, 41 are birds, 7 are amphibians and reptiles, 6 are mammals, 10 are fish and 6 are mussels. Problems or threats to the GCN species populations in North Dakota are commercial and industrial development, landfill construction or operation, dams, road construction, urban development, water diversion, municipal and industrial point source, commercial harvest, conversion of riparian forests, excessive non-commercial harvest or collection, channel maintenance and confined animal operations. Other problems or threats to GCN species are crop production practices, excessive groundwater withdrawal, fire suppression, management of or for certain species, channel alteration, exotic species, parasites, pathogens, recreation, grazing, predation, forestry activities and resource extraction. The North Dakota Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy has addressed these problems or threats to the GCN species population with wildlife conservation actions.

Wildlife Youtube

The fruits and berries from several of these shrubs and trees are favorites of several species of birds. The following list includes something for almost every region and zone in North America. If replacing or adding a tree or shrub to the landscape is on the "to-do" list anyway, choosing one for the birds is a beautiful addition, as well as beneficial. The more birds attracted to the backyard, the less insect problems during the warm months. Viburnum is a shrub that has a large selection of native North American varieties available. Some viburnum shrubs are deciduous and others are evergreen.