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Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site was created to preserve the historic and archeological remnants of the cultural and agricultural lifestyles of the Plains Indians. It lies in central North Dakota adjacent to the free-flowing reach of the Missouri River and encompasses the lower reach of the Knife River.

The park is comprised of native mixed-grass prairie, exotic grasslands, and riparian vegetation communities. A wide variety of wildlife inhabit the park including white-tailed deer, coyotes, beavers, badgers, numerous birds and butterflies, and at least 26 species of mollusks. Full species lists may be downloaded from the menu on the right. For more information on the natural resources at Knife River Indian Villages, please visit the park's Nature and Science webpage.


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Resource Brief – Bat monitoring results at Knife River Indian Villages NHS: 2015-2017

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Midwest regional biologists and NGPN have conducted acoustic bat monitoring at Knife River Indian Villages NHS in 2015 to 2017. The goal of this monitoring is to detect long-term trends in bat populations at the park.
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Resource Brief – Landbird monitoring results at Knife River Indian Villages NHS: 2016

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This was the fourth year of landbird surveys conducted at Knife River Indian Villages NHS. Bird monitoring was conducted in collaboration with the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. The goal of this monitoring is to assess bird populations and community changes over time. Learn more...

Report – Plant community composition and structure monitoring for Knife River Indian Villages NHS: 2016 Data Report

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The Northern Great Plains Inventory & Monitoring Network and Fire Ecology Program surveyed 8 long-term monitoring plots in Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site in 2016 as part of an effort to better understand the condition of plant communities in the park.
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Real-Time Data - USGS Water Quality Monitoring Station 2016

USGS KNRI Water Quality Monitoring Station Data

The Northern Great Plains Network partnered with the USGS North Dakota Water Science Center to install and operate a continuous monitoring station on the Knife River near Stanton, ND. The station provided continuous data on gage height, temperature, specific conductance, pH, and dissolved oxygen during the 2016 ice-free season.
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