A registered chapter of the National Audubon Society  
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The Prairie-Hills Audubon Society is involved in a wide variety of activites and projects in the Northern Great Plains. Members and partners are encouraged to get involved with any of the campaigns listed on this page or in any other way they see fit.

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Our Mission:

To educate about, protect and restore our environment and natural heritage. We are a registered chapter of the National Audubon Society and participate in the Northern Plains Conservation Network.

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Conservation Campaigns

  • General management of our public lands in our region (National Grasslands and Forests, BLM, Parks and Refuges).

  • Protection of roadless and wild areas, especially Sand Creek Roadless Area (Black Hills National Forest) in Wyoming.

  • Protection of rivers and wetland habitat, especially the Missouri River, Cheyenne River, Sand Creek/ Belle Fourche River, and White River drainages.

  • Protection of wildlife and plant species-at-risk including state and federal listed species and Forest Service sensitive species. These include: piping plover, interior least tern, sturgeon chub, sage grouse, mountain plover, six species of land snail, black-footed ferret, prairie dog, swift fox, Black Hills fishes (lake chub, fine-scaled dace etc.), goshawk, dipper, jumping mice, black-backed, Lewis, and northern three-toed woodpecker, brown creeper, and pygmy nuthatch.

  • Protection of imperiled ecosystems/habitat in our region, especially the prairie dog ecosystem and old growth forest.

  • Monitoring wildlife control programs, such as Rapid City deer or SD blackbirds kill plans, aerial hunting of predators, mountain lion and prairie dog management plans.

  • Protecting the Black Hills and Custer National Forest from depredations of mining.

  • Protection of water quality in SD and Black Hills of Wyoming.

  • Watchdogging major development plans such as Rosebud's hog farm, DME Railroad expansion or coal bed methane development in Wyoming.

  • Supporting environmental justice for minority people of SD.

  • Northern Plains Conservation Network - long term project to restore large grassland ecosystems in the Northern Great Plains.