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Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) picture of cattle grazing in a pas

picture of cattle grazing in a pasture

The Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) provides policy that ensures technical, educational, and related assistance is provided to those who own private grazing lands.  It is not a cost-share program.  Advanced technology and timely technical assistance to producers are crucial to meeting the resource needs associated with private grazing lands, while achieving environmental, economic, and social benefits for both rural and urban citizens.  Technical assistance on grazing lands has been provided through various NRCS programs, including the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.  State strategies have been developed to complement the GLCI.  The North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition is now represented on the State Technical Committee supporting statewide grazing land issues.

North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition (NDGLC)

Formed in 1996, the NDGLC is a not for profit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to enhance private grazing land health, productivity, and profitability through public and private partnerships and support of voluntary grassroots management.  The Coalition is led by an eight-person Executive Board with each board member representing his/her organization.   Present Coalition membership includes representatives from commodity groups (e.g., North Dakota Stockmen� Association), professional groups (e.g., Society for Range Management), and conservation groups (e.g., North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts). 

Through a cooperative effort, the Coalition� goal is to provide local leadership, guidance, information, and technical assistance to North Dakota� grassland managers.  Given the appropriate tools and training, grassland managers will be better prepared to make cost-effective and environmentally sound decisions.

Information on the national GLCI program can be accessed at

The Range Manager� Forum can be accessed at


The following documents require Adobe Acrobat.

picture of Perspectives in Grazing Cover

Perspective in
Grazing - 2008

  (PDF; 2.13 MB)

Picture of Grazing Managment Brochure Cover

Grazing Management
Mentoring Network

  (PDF; 218 KB)


Program Contacts

Todd A. Schwagler
State Resource Conservationist

Phone: 701-530-2084

Jeffrey L. Printz
Rangeland Management Specialist

Phone: 701-530-2080

For additional information, click the following National link:

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