Private Land Initiative (PLI) – The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s mission is to protect, conserve, and enhance fish and wildlife populations and their habitats for sustained public use. The Private Land Initiative is the Department’s overall mechanism for applying this mission onto the private landscape of North Dakota.
The PLI has three main goals:
1) Conservation of habitats for fish and wildlife populations.
2) Provide landowners interested in wildlife
conservation with cost share assistance for
developing and protecting wildlife habitat.
3) Provide the public with opportunities to access fish and wildlife resources on private land. The primary focus of this goal is hunting access.
The PLI is funded with revenue from the sale of Habitat Stamps, hunting license fees and the interest accrued from the Department’s general fund balance. Four full-time employees located in the Department’s central office in Bismarck head up this initiative and administer its budget, while eight full-time employees located in district field offices work with district biologists and local landowners to provide for delivery of the programs. PLI provides financial and technical assistance to private landowners through the following array of components and activities.