Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) picture of cattle grazing in a pas
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 Stockmenï¿½ 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 Coalitionï¿½ goal is to provide local leadership, guidance, information, and technical assistance to North Dakotaï¿½ 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 http://glci.org/
The Range Managerï¿½ Forum can be accessed at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/forums/range/
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Todd A. Schwagler
State Resource Conservationist
Jeffrey L. Printz
Rangeland Management Specialist
For additional information, click the following National link: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/glci/
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