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Conservation Compliance





In order to maintain eligibility for most USDA programs, producers must comply with the Highly Erodible Land Conservation (HELC) and Wetland Conservation (WC) provisions, agreeing they will not:

  • Produce an agricultural commodity on highly erodible land without an adequate conservation system;
  • Plant an agricultural commodity on a converted wetland;
  • Convert a wetland to make possible the production of an agricultural commodity.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is responsible for providing program participants technical assistance and determinations to assist them in complying with the provisions.

HELC/WC Provision Contact

Name: Jennifer C. Heglund

Title: Assistant State Conservationist - HELC/WC State Specialist

Phone: 701-530-2095



HELC/WC Technical Resources

Given the geographical differences of wetlands, soils, and climate in each State; information and technical resources specific to North Dakota implementation of the HELC/WC provisions are provided below:

North Dakota


Other North Dakota Resources

North Dakota HELC/WC Fact Sheets

North Dakota Mitigation Fact Sheet (PDF;178KB)
North Dakota Certified Wetland Determination Fact Sheet (PDF; 288KB)

North Dakota HELC/WC Success Stories

Mitigation Success Story


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