North Dakota State Soil Conservation


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Watershed Handbook – provides information on developing and implementing watershed management plans.

Soil Conservation District Binder – provide information from the five areas of the Statewide Eco Ed Program.

Ohio Watershed Network – resources and educational videos on watershed provided by Ohio State University Extension

Healthy Watershed Protection – EPA  website covering - Learn about Watersheds -Assessing Watersheds - Protecting Watersheds

Surf Your Watershed – Find your watershed using the link below. Once you locate your watershed, simply click on the first link, “citizen-based groups at work in this watershed,” to find a listing of organizations that are working to protect water quality.

Getting In Step – New and improved tips and tools for creating awareness, educating audiences, and motivating positive behavior change to improve water quality.

North Central Region Water Network - An Extension-led partnership focusing on nutrient and manure management, sustainable water supply, watershed management, climate change and adaptation, soil health, land use and development practices, youth water literacy and stewardship, and aquatic invasive species prevention and management -

Watershed Education Program – University of Minnesota Extension – program that provides community leaders, citizens and natural resource professionals with knowledge an tools to make informed water and land use decisions -

Indiana Watershed Leadership Program - Strengthening local capacity for successful watershed management.  Excellent source for quick videos on installing conservation practices in urban and agricultural areas to improve water quality -

North Dakota water policy and information links:

State Water Commission and Office of the State Engineer

State Water Commission and Office of the State Engineer - LiDAR Data Delivery Map Service – provides a map service for various watersheds in North Dakota

2017 – 2019 North Dakota State Water Commission Water Development Plan – a current report describing plans to promote, plan and build water development projects in North Dakota.

ND Water Laws and Policy

ND Water Reports and Publications

ND Department of Health - Division of Water Quality – List of resources available from the Division of Water Quality in North Dakota

Nutrient Reduction Strategy for the State of ND – ND State Department of Health

Managing Crops and Animals near Shore lands (University of Minnesota Extension Water Resources)

Nutrient Reduction Game for watersheds – instructions, PowerPoint, game pieces and game board available at:

Web Soil Survey – tool to determine detailed soil properties for areas less than 10,000 acres.  Developed by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

National water policy and information links:

Waters of the United States (WOTUS)

EPA Overview of nutrient pollution in two minutes (human/city challenges)

American Geosciences Institute site sharing information about water and the studies geoscientists are involved with to understand how to provide a clean and secure water source to meet society’s needs -

Clean Water Act

Clean Water Act video from the Ohio Watershed Network
Video provides an introduction to the Clean Water Act Core programs for watershed work – understand the goals and structure of the Act.

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