Due to recent public health concerns, the Logan County Soil Conservation District is open by phone or email ONLY!
- You may get in contact with us at the following email address: EMAIL or by calling the office at 701-754-2234 Ext 3.
Logan County SCD
January 6 - 1:00 p.m.
February 2 - 1:00 p.m.
April 6 - 1:00 p.m.
May 4 - 8:30 a.m.
July 6 - 8:30 a.m.
September 7 - 8:30 a.m.
October 5 - 8:30 a.m.
December 7 - 1:00 p.m.
Board meetings are held at the
FSA County Committee Meeting Room Napoleon, ND
(Due to Covid Guidelines and social distancing, ALL Board meetings will be held at the White Maid Restaurant)
Logan County Natural Resource Program
The Logan County SCD received grant dollars for the purpose of improving grassland and cropland practices. Funding is available at a 60% rate to producers in Logan County. The funding was received in 2017 from the North Dakota Outdoor Heritage Fund (OHF). The OHF was established in 2013 to provide grants that enhance conservation practices in our state. The OHF receives its funds from ND oil and gas tax revenue.
Sign-up periods run according to our Monthly Board Meetings, which could be every month or every other month. Check the schedule in the Upcoming Events. Funding is not guaranteed. Stop by the office and visit with SCD staff for more information.
Who We Are
Established in 1950, The Logan County Soil Conservation District lies in the south-central part of North Dakota. The County has a total area of 649,300 acres, or 1,015 square miles. It has 8,960 acres of water in bodies of more than 40 acres in size. The county seat is Napoleon.
The Logan County Soil Conservation District is a political subdivision of the State of North Dakota whose goals are to coordinate and promote the proper stewardship of all resources. In doing so, the Soil Conservation District encourages and assists all farmers and landowners in Logan County to conserve their natural resources.
Helping People Help The Land
What is the Logan County Soil Conservation District?
The District has been serving the citizens of Logan County for over 50 years. We are the only local agency whose primary mission is to protect our natural resources. We actively work in cooperation with other agencies to improve water quality, conserve and improve soil, conserve energy and improve the environment for the people of Logan County and - more importantly—for our future generations. Our employees are supervised by a locally elected board that serves as a liaison to state and federal agencies. The District IS your local voice for conservation at the state and national levels!
What does the District do for me?
The District is an important asset to the County because it provides many valuable services:
Trees: The most visible function of the District is to protect our County’s landscape by assisting with the purchasing of and planting trees to protect roads, cropland, farmsteads, water bodies, and some urban areas. The District offers this unique service at a low cost. They help find cost-share dollars so that anybody who wants trees can get them, regardless of their financial situation.
Education: Every year the 8th Graders in Logan & McIntosh Counties attend an Eco Education Tour. The kids love the hands-on tours where they learn intensively about soils, water quality, wildlife, plants, and other natural resource science. The District also sponsors Stewardship Week for Logan County churches and the Keep ND Clean Poster Contest.
Soil Conservation, Water Quality, Wildlife Habitat Improvement Practices. The District is actively involved in the design and application of conservation practices that improve cropland, grazingland, forestland, and wildlife land in Logan County.
NRCS AND DISTRICT PROGRAMS
The Natural Resources Conservation Service is the federal agency that works with landowners on private lands to conserve natural resources. NRCS is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture . We were formerly called the Soil Conservation Service or "SCS".
Some practices implemented through EQIP are cross-fencing, water development, tree plantings, no-till incentives, and proper grazing incentives.
A program that provides financial and technical assistance to conserve and enhance soil, water, air, and related Natural Resources on their land. Participation in the program is voluntary.
North Dakota NRCS has set the next batching period deadline for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) Classic of April 23, 2021 for applications to be considered for funding in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. While applications are accepted throughout the year, interested producers should contact their local NRCS Field Office to discuss how to submit applications by April 23, 2021, to ensure their applications are considered for 2021 funding.
The 2018 Farm Bill made several changes to this critical conservation program which helps agricultural producers take the conservation activities on their farm or ranch to the next level.
Changes to the Program
The 2018 Farm Bill authorizes NRCS to accept new CSP enrollments from 2019 until 2023, and it makes some important improvements to the program. These updates include:
The NRCS now enrolls eligible, high ranking applications based on dollars rather than acres and covers part of the cost for producers implementing new conservation activities and maintaining their existing activities. Higher payment rates are now available for certain conservation activities including cover crops and resource conserving crop rotations. The CSP now provides specific support for organic farmers and for those transitioning to organic production activities, along with special grassland conservation initiative for certain producers who have maintained cropland base acres. A participant may now enroll public land on which they are the operator.
About the Program
The CSP is offered in North Dakota through continuous sign-ups. The program provides many benefits including increased crop yields, decreased inputs, wildlife habitat improvements, and increased resilience to weather extremes. The CSP is for working lands including cropland, pastureland, rangeland, non-industrial private forestland.
Outdoor Heritage Fund
The Outdoor Heritage Tree Planting Assistance Program will provide grant awards to landowners to conserve, protect, and enhance our natural resources. Contact the office for more information and to sign an application.
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