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Water Conservation/Quality Programs

Save Our Lakes Program  |  Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) - North Dakota Riparian Project

Save Our Lakes Program

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has the Save Our Lakes Program available to anyone interested in improving the water quality of North Dakota's lakes, reservoirs, rivers and streams. The goal of this program is to develop projects and work with existing programs to enhance and restore aquatic habitat in order to protect the fishery resources of North Dakota.

The SOL program emphasizes projects that reduce nutrients in lakes through trapping and/or removal of sediments, noxious water evacuation, creation of buffer strips, grass/tree plantings, fencing and other standard and innovative conservation practices. Through the SOL program, the Department hopes to implement a wide variety of tools, including creation of waste containment facilities, bank stabilization projects, sedimentation dams, and many other types of restoration projects. The SOL program will be able to cost-share many of these private lands projects as well as lend technical advice.

It is the intent of the Department to work cooperatively with local, state and federal agencies along with landowners to identify funding sources and implement projects that meet the SOL goals. If you have any questions or comments please contact:

Aquatic Habitat Supervisor
ND Game and Fish Department
100 N. Bismarck Expressway
Bismarck, ND 58501
Contact Form
(701) 220-1036

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