North Dakota State Soil Conservation


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2718 Gateway Ave, Suite 304
Bismarck ND 58503
Phone: 701-328-9715
Fax: 701-328-9721

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Soil and Water Conservation Leadership Academy

The purpose of this training is to help you:

  • Feel better prepared to serve as an effective SCD or other watershed board member
  • Enhance the ability to lead watershed, conservation and community-based projects that will protect water quality for future generations
  • Understand the basics of watershed hydrology
  • Recognize ways to manage nutrients in watersheds
  • Understand the impacts of human activities on watersheds
  • Recognize the components of an effective meeting
  • Use effective tools when dealing with conflict
  • Define a strategic direction for the board and local watershed through effective facilitation and citizen input

Contact information
For more information about the Soil and Water Conservation Leadership Academy or other programs related to the ND State Soil Conservation Committee, please contact Bruce Schmidt, NDSU Extension Program Coordinator, at or 701-328-9717.

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