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North Dakota Profile of State Programs and Policy Framework

Highlighted Local Programs

North Dakota

Highlighted State Programs

North Dakota

State Policy Framework

North Dakota

Disclaimer

To avoid double counting acres where multiple programs contributed to the acquisition of a single parcel, the acreage is only aggregated under the program that provided the majority of funding. For example, if the table below displays a dollar amount greater than $0 for a given year but shows 0 acres, the program was not the primary contributor for any parcels in that year. As a result, a prolific program may show very low acreage figures on this page. To see customized program information please visit the map viewer tab or contact the Conservation Almanac Team.

Highlighted Local Programs

No county-level conservation finance measures have been approved by voters in North Dakota. For more information, visit LandVote.org.

Highlighted State Programs

North Dakota Game & Fish Department


The North Dakota Game and Fish Department's mission is to protect, conserve, and enhance fish and wildlife populations and their habitats for sustained public use. Data on land conservation by the GFD is currently being compiled and will be available in the next update.

In November 2014, a proposed state constitutional amendment was defeated, garnering only 21 percent support. The measure faced heavy business opposition. It would have dedicated 5% of the state’s oil extraction tax money to parks and conservation for the next 25 years, or about $75 million annually.

North Dakota Outdoor Heritage Fund


North Dakota's Outdoor Heritage Fund was established in 2013 as a multi-million dollar program to provide grants to state agencies, tribal governments, political subdivisions, and nonprofit organizations. The fund cannot be used to fund land acquisition in fee or permanent conservation easements. Easements must be temporary and cannot exceed 20 years. The Outdoor Heritage Fund will receive up to $40 million per biennium from oil and gas production tax revenue.

State Policy Framework

Substantial State Investment

Enable Local Financing

State Incentive for Local Land Conservation

Public-Private Partnerships

Conservation Tax Credits

Federal Partnerships

Some data was not provided on a yearly basis, but rather as an aggregate figure. In this case we have distributed total acres acquired and/or dollars spent evenly by year.