Urban Conservation Program

All states, North Dakota included, are experiencing increases in urban acreage and decreases in rural acreage. When we think of natural resource conservation we often first think of rural areas, but with the increase in urbanization, conservation of our precious resources become just as important in urban areas. In addition to areas that we commonly think of as urbanized we often have areas that are considered “interface” areas. These are areas where urban development meets traditionally rural areas.

Bale and Pallet Gardening

Cass County’s Urban Living Guide A great handbook full of urban conservation practices for you house, yard, and neighborhood including a native plant and weed  identification section.

Composting and Compost Tumblers

Urban Cost-share information

Cost-share Application


Little Free Garden

Rain Barrels

Rain Gardens

Soil Testing

Teaching Resources


Contact Jeffrey Miller for information on our Urban programs

Radio Interview on Prairie Public’s Main Street