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FARGO — Conservation advocates gathered Saturday to explore strategies to engage sportsmen in a broad coalition to protect North Dakota’s hunting heritage in the face of rapid energy development and the loss of conservation lands.

The summit, hosted by the Protect Theodore Roosevelt National Park Coalition, was aimed at protecting wildlife habitat, which is being fragmented by oil drilling or lost to the conversion of conservation reserve acreage to cropland.

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Patrick Springer
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