WARM GUSTS. Southeast winds dominate the weekend as temps soar into the 80s. We see how the state beat the heat this past week as drought conditions remained moderate and did not expand in the west. Along with that we check out some great places to explore in Roughrider Territory and see what DU is doing to leverage carbon credits into great habitat work, all as part of our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: SQUIRRELED AWAY. A pair of ground squirrels check out the scene. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 6/13 – Woosh – Hi 87, Lo 60, Wind SE@24, G36
Tomorrow: Sun 6/14 – Windy – Hi 83, Lo 70, Wind SE@22, G33
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
2:51AM 2:57PM 8:49AM 9:09PM
Moon Phase: Last Quarter
EDGE HOUR: 9:00-10:00PM. Sunset and moon underfoot combine in the Edge Hour for a strong finish to your Saturday.
EXPLORE. This month’s North Dakota Outdoors Magazine, published by the NDG&F Dept., features eight places that are underappreciated wild areas in the state. From the Pembina Gorge to the Sheyenne River, find some new sites to check out and learn more about the variations in North Dakota’s geology and ecology.
HOLDING STEADY. Drought conditions remain about the same as last week’s light rains across the state helped curb continued dryness. The western third of North Dakota remains at the moderate level on the UNL drought scale.
CREDIT DUE. Ducks Unlimited highlights habitat work that leveraged carbon credits and impacted over 13,500 acres of grassland and marshland for waterfowl and other species. The project built partnerships across multiple industries and businesses while helping wildlife.