Useful Links
These are helpful links to other organizations committed to the conservation of our natural resources as well as good information resources.

SCD Organizations

Information Websites

Website for the North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts
Has pictures and descriptions of a majority of the trees sold by the district
The website for the National Association of Conservation Districts provides news and information for and about the nation's conservation districts.
The nursery is owned and operated by the North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts.  Here you can view many of the species available to you as well as see pictures and descriptions of the trees.
The North Dakota State Soil Conservation Committee is the state agency responsible for administering the soil conservation district program.
A good resource for finding out the soil type of any given piece of land, useful as a planning tool


The online Field Office Technical Guide has primary scientific references for NRCS and contains technical info about soil, water, air, plant, and animal resources.  Searchable by state and county.
North Dakota home page.  TheUSDA Natural Resources Conservation Service provides balanced technical assistance and cooperative conservation programs to landowners and land managers.
Online database of plants of the United States.
Home page for the USDA Farm Service Agency, including information on the CRP program
Link to the Learning Center page, an excellent information source
Project TREES
Information about The Regional Environmental Education Series
The mission of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is “To provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.”
A program to teach students about agriculture
A program to teach students about agriculture
NDSU’s vision is “To be the premier lifelong education network that helps North Dakotans improve their quality of life. To achieve that vision, we will strive to be innovative, adaptable and willing to take risks to create new ways of thinking, learning and addressing issues.”
A good basic resource for kids with lots of ideas and links to other sites
The ND Agricultural Weather Network
"The Carrington Research Extension Center conducts research and educational programs to enhance the productivity, competitiveness, and diversity of agriculture in central North Dakota. "
A USGS center conducting natural resources research, and a great source of information on the northern plains.
The mission of the Forest Service is to care for, protect and improve forest and natural resources to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations
NRCS center for research on improving northern plains plants and landscapes.
Through an EPA 319  grant, the ND Department of Health is sponsoring the Kelly Creek Watershed Project.  This link connects to the Division of Water Quality
NRCS information on pollinators and links to other sources
US Fish & Wildlife Pollinator Information
USFWS pollinator home page - information and links
North Dakota ag information and programs.
Information to select a cover crop or cover crop mixture from the Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory (USDA Agricultural Research Service)
Link to the Department's Conservation page
Demonstration farm owned by Burleigh County SCD, offering infomation on soil health and systems management.
Located just south of Foster County



Brief list of information on larger trees available through SCDs
See their Environmental Services page for information on cost-share assistance for management solutions
Northern Prairies Ag Innovation Alliance
General tree care information from the US Forest Service
A regional nonprofit organization providing information for producers on continuous, soil health-building production systems. (formerly Manitoba-North Dakota Zero Till Farmers Association)
Information for landscaping with native plants
Installing a water conservation garden in your yard
A grassroots group organized to promote the health and sustainability of North Dakota's grazing lands.
From Grand Forks County SCD, provides a guide for those not familiar with rural living that are thinking about moving into the country.  
Hosts the Potholes and Prairie Birding Festival out of Carrington, ND 
Link to their North Dakota  page
Brochure describing things farmers can do to support pollinators
Things homeowners can do to conserve and improve natural resources
North Dakota Soil Conservation Districts