Road work on two emergency routes in
Stutsman County is being delayed because of bird nests.
Officials want to raise the roadbed of the former Highway 10 in
west Stutsman County because the road has been repeatedly flooded.
However, they were notified they had to stop construction
because a piping plover may be nesting on the road.
The plover has federal protection because it is a threatened
bird species in the upper Great Plains. The plover influences how
the Missouri River is managed because it nests on the river's
Stutsman County Commissioner David Schwartz says work on another
township road is being delayed because of duck nesting.
Schwartz says that the road
projects need to be done for the safety of people who live in the