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Conserving Natural Resources

Conservation Practices

Supporting agricultural producers to incorporate conservation practices

Tree Planting

Offering affordable trees for farmstead shelterbelts, windbreaks and wildlife plantings

Water Quality

Encouraging fresh livestock water supplies and proper use of pesticides and fertility products

Environmental Education

Providing educational programs, workshops, and events for students, community and professionals

Cost Share Programs

Assisting producers implement programs from USDA/NRCS, FSA, ND Forrest Service and CNRIT

Strategic Plan

The Mercer County Conservation District commits to protect, improve and sustain the natural resources of Mercer County. We promote responsible stewardship by developing, evaluating and implementing conservation practices through cooperative land users. We provide technical guidance, on-site expertise, and education for agencies and the public in resource conservation.

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We offer many tree planting services, including machine planting, planning, tree sales, weed barrier fabric, mowing and tilling.

Spring Creek Watershed


Goodman Creek projects include tree plantings, grass or hay land plantings, filter strips, pipelines, tanks, and grazing management.

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We provide and sponsor programs for education including conservation tours, tree planting programs, poster contests and workshops.


Current Programs

Bakken Development and Working Lands Program (BDWLP)
Providing assistance to landowners in oil-producing counties with: Developing prescribed grazing strategies. Recommendations for cover crops well-suitedfor grazing and soil quality rehabilitation. Reclamation of oil and infrastructure sites. Establishing vegetation and habitat around energydevelopment sites. more

CSP Conservation Stewardship Program
The Conservation Stewardship Program helps agricultural producers maintain and improve their existing conservation systems and adopt additional conservation activities to address priority resources concerns. more

EQIP Environmental Quality Incentives Program
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers to plan and implement conservation practices that improve soil, water, plant, animal, air and related natural resources on agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland. more

NUTBAL Center for Natural Resource Information Technology (CNRIT)
NUTBAL's primary purpose is to provide the livestock industry the means to monitor the nutrient concentration in the animal's diet and determine if the current diet is sufficient to meet performance goals set by the producer. more

Upcoming Events

SCD Board Meeting Schedule
USDA Service Center, Beulah
March 6th, 2023 at 11:00am in Golden Valley
April 10th, 2023 at 7:00am
May 8th, 2023 at 7:00am
June 12th, 2023 at 7:00am
July 10th, 2023 at 7:00am
August - No Meeting Scheduled
September 11th, 2023 at 7:00am
October 10th, 2023 at 7:00am
November 13th, 2023 at 7:00am
December 11th, 2023 at 7:00am

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