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Outdoor Heritage Fund

North Dakota's Outdoor Heritage Fund was established in 2013 to provide grants to state agencies, tribal governments, political subdivisions, and nonprofit organizations to enhance conservation practices in the state.

The North Dakota Industrial Commission has oversight of the Outdoor Heritage Fund with an Outdoor Heritage Fund Advisory Board which reviews and makes recommendations to the Commission on the funding of grants.

OHF prioritizes projects which:

  • Provide access to private and public lands for sportsmen, including projects that create fish and wildlife habitat and provide access for sportsmen.
  • Improve, maintain and restore water quality, soil conditions, plant diversity, animal systems, and by supporting other practices of stewardship to enhance farming and ranching.
  • Develop, enhance, conserve and restore wildlife and fish habitat on private and public lands.
  • Conserve natural areas and create other areas for recreation through the establishment and development of parks and other recreation areas.

PLOTS sign with Outdoor Heritage Fund sign under it on a post

Outdoor Heritage Fund Grants Awarded to North Dakota Game and Fish Department

Outdoor Heritage
Habitat Initiative

Prairie potholes shot from drone photo


North Dakota Pheasant Habitat Initiative

Pheasants on a hay bail


Red River Basin Wildlife and Water Quality Enhancement Pilot Program

Water pooled near crop field