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Fishing for Habitat

The Bakken Classic Club is a conservation committee of the Foundation that helps raise money for habitat, wildlife and outdoor access projects throughout the state. Members of the club participate in a fishing tournament each year to raise awareness about these and other projects. The tournament was started in 2013 and has raised more than $96,000 for projects. Funds have been used to help the Mule Deer Foundation, Pheasants Forever, the Fingal Wildlife Club, and the Planting for the Future Tree Habitat Program, among others.

Bakken Classic Club members get first priority in the Bakken Classic Fishing Derby, a charity tournament to raise money for projects that promote outdoor access, habitat and more.

$96,000 Raised for Habitat

Bakken Classic Fishing Derby 

The Bakken Classic Fishing Derby is a charity fishing tournament held in July of each year at the Four Bears Casino Marina near New Town, ND.

The Bakken Classic is limited to 100 three-person teams. Participants must be members of the Bakken Classic Club, which is $100 per person. Proceeds for the tournament go toward conservation and outdoor heritage projects.

The 7th Annual Bakken Classic Fishing Derby was held on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 and raised more than $16,000 for conservation and habitat projects. Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to all our participants!

2021 champions

CALEB EIDE, LOGAN STONER AND MATT FOSSEN – 13.66 LBS

Our Programs and Initiatives

The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation operates several programs, events and initiatives aimed at providing and supporting education and outreach opportunities related to the oil and gas industry; developing and advancing quality of life initiatives; and, promoting and enhancing the conservation heritage of North Dakota.

BAKKEN ROCKS COOKFEST

Held in two communities each summer, this free festival offers food, music, games and activities for kids, and the opportunity to meet and learn from oil and gas companies and their employees operating in our state.

PLANTING FOR THE FUTURE

Planting for the Future is a habitat and conservation program that provides trees and shrubs for large-scale planting projects to private landowners, city and county parks, and others interested in building habitat for the future.

TEACHER EDUCATION SEMINAR

This seminar offers educators the opportunity to earn continuing education credits while learning about the oil industry, touring a rig and other oilfield facilities, ideas to take back to the classroom.

NORTH DAKOTA ENERGY EDUCATION

The ND Energy Education program offers free educational tools, resources and seminars to both students and teachers to help them learn more about North Dakota's oil and natural gas industry and explore energy in STEM.

AL GOLDEN SCHOLARSHIP

Named after North Dakota oil pioneer, the Al Golden Scholarship awards a $2,000 scholarship each year to up to nine students pursuing post-secondary education or training in an energy-related field.

PICK UP THE PATCH

This award-winning program brings oil and natural gas companies and their employees together with members of the community to keep our communities and roadways clean with huge community-wide events and Adopt-a-Highway programs.

BAKKEN CLASSIC club

The Bakken Classic Club is dedicated to enhancing habitat and access to the outdoors throughout North Dakota. Members participate in the annual Bakken Classic Fishing Derby to raise money for conservation projects and partner organizations.

CHARITY & INITIATIVES

The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation continues to support and partner with charitable and civic organizations through sponsorship, in-kind assistance and contributions, volunteerism, and resource drives, and more.

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