Bismarck Plant Materials Center
Serving the States of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota
Size: 70 acres
Land Ownership: North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts
PMC Operation: NRCS
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.