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Landowner/Producer Assistance Programs

The Meadowlark Initiative is intended to provide landowners a one-stop-shop for programs and practices available through various private, state and federal conservation partners to help establish and manage diverse native perennial grasses, install grazing infrastructure and develop working grasslands for sustainable livestock grazing.

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Landowner and Producer Programs



Grazing System
Enhancements


Cattle around a watering structure

Infrastructure cost-share

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Grassland Management
 


Prairie grasses and flowers

Regenerative treatments

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Native Grassland
Reconstruction


Reconstructed prairie

Planting and establishment

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Grass Transition, Management, Use Agreements and Payments


Prairie

Rental payments

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Grazing Mentoring


Two people standing in a prairie field

Guidance from experienced grazing lands mentors

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Prairie Wetlands


Wetland within a prairie field

Wetland restoration and enhancement

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Other Resources


Cow checking out the camera

Soil health, carbon storage, wildlife or pollinator information

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Partners

USDA-NRCS ND Game and Fish Dept. US Fish and Wildlife Service ND Natural Resources Trust Audubon Dakota The Nature Conservancy Ducks Unlimited Pheasants Forever The Mule Deer Foundation Delta Waterfowl ND Grazing Lands Coalition Northern Great Plains Joint Venture Ecological Insights • World Wildlife Fund • Millborn Seeds Xerces Society


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