The Trust has programs that:
- Demonstrate when agriculture and conservation thrive together, agricultural profitability is enhanced and conservation of natural resources and societal benefits are realized.
- Complement and enhance other land protection options currently available.
- Assist beginning farmers and ranchers in acquiring land in exchange for implementing conservation practices.
- Acquire interest in land through easement or fee title acquisition.
- Promote appropriate long-term land use planning and protection of unique or threatened areas, such as along the Missouri River corridor.
- Provide better protection to wetlands and their watersheds by providing incentives to producers for boundary and cross fencing, seeding, wetland restoration and creation.
- Assist with incentives for producers enrolled in certain farm bill programs.
- Provide better understanding of conservation and agricultural roles in North Dakota’s youth and adults through educational books, demonstrations, tours, workshops, and camps.