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Upper Red River Riparian Project

The Lake Agassiz RC&D Council is the sponsor of the Upper Red River Riparian Project. This project was submitted and approved for funding in 2008 through partnerships with the EPA 319 program, ND Department of Health, North Dakota Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and local SCD and Water Resource Boards.  The contract period is from June 1, 2009 to November 30, 2013.  For a copy of the proposal see: Upper Red River Riparian Project.  For a copy of the project brochure see: Riparian Project Brochure.

The first goal of this project will be to provide information and education for riparian management and restoration techniques to landowners, communities, water resource districts and soil conservation districts within targeted high priority watersheds for Barnes, Cass, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Steele, and Traill Counties in the Upper Red River Basin. Financial assistance will be provided to landowners on selected sites to demonstrate effective riparian forest management in order to protect and sustain proper functioning condition and long-term measurable improvements in the health of the river system. In addition, trials will be established for riparian range/forestry management, and recommendations will be developed to enhance natural reforestation of riparian areas; there will be an outreach effort for proper management of riparian areas within an urban setting; and there will be an inventory of riparian forest to estimate the percentage of ash and predict the possible impacts from an Emerald Ash Borer infestation. Implementation of riparian treatments including bio-engineering and management in targeted watersheds will be completed in the final two years. The Request for Assistance page contains the application form for the Upper Red River Riparian Project.

County Contact Information




 Lori Frank

Lori Clark 

Chris Nannenga 

 575 10th St SW; Ste 3

4660 Amber Valley Parkway 

701 Main St; Box 431 

 Valley City, ND 58072-3906

Fargo, ND 58104-8612 

Lisbon, ND 58054-0431 

 (701) 845-3114 Ext. 3

(701) 282-2157 Ext. 3 

(701) 683-4101 Ext. 3





 Jennifer Klostreich

 Trace Hanson

 Steve Fischer

 1687 ByPass Road

 8991 Highway 32

 417 Main Ave.

 Wahpeton, ND 58075-3100

 Forman, ND 58032-9702

 Fargo, ND 58103-1909

 (701) 642-5997 Ext. 3

 (701) 724-3247 Ext. 3

 (701) 239-5373



  All programs and services of the RC&D Councils are offered on a non-discriminatory basis, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital or family status, disability or political beliefs.