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North Dakota - Bismarck Plant Materials Center

3308 University Dr.
Bismarck, ND 58504-7564
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3308 University Dr
Bismark, ND 58504-7564
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Bismarck Plant Materials Center 
Serving the States of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota

Established: 1954
Size: 70 acres
Land Ownership: North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts
PMC Operation: NRCS

Ariel photo of the Bismark Plant Materials Center in Bismark, North Dakota

The Bismarck Plant Materials Center (NDPMC) has been in existence for more than 70 years.   It is part of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, one of 25 Plant Materials Centers strategically located across the nation.  The PMC’s mission is focused on providing vegetative solutions and technology for conservation resource challenges, working with private and public partners in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

The PMC supports the NRCS mission by providing vegetative technical assistance that is used in conservation planning and practice implementation by land managers.   The PMC offers technical assistance for native landscaping, windbreaks, revegetating saline-alkaline soils, improving productivity of range and pasture lands, enhancing wildlife habitat and wetlands, and enhancing native prairie ecosystems.

The PMC has cooperatively released 47 improved conservation plants that are commercially available for conservation plantings.  These releases are adapted to the Northern Great Plains and Upper Midwest and provide a reliable source of seed and plants for conservation work. 


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Employee Directory

USDA-NRCS, Bismarck Plant Materials Center Staff
Name Position Phone Number Email
Lucas Schmiesing
PMC Manager
Nancy Jensen
Steve Allard
Soil Conservationist
Mike Bellon
Biological Science Technician
Associated Staff
Name Position Phone Number Email
Edward Bahm
Plant Materials Specialists