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South Dakota Leadership

Jeffrey J. Zimprich
State Conservationist
200 4th Street SW
Huron, South Dakota 57350
Phone:  (605) 352-1200
Fax:  (605) 352-1288

The State Conservationist provides overall leadership for the activities of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in South Dakota to help people conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment. The State Conservationist directly provides general oversight of all functional and geographic units in the agency. The State Conservationist fosters partnerships that enhance the value of the agency to the public.

Activities include providing technical assistance for conservation of natural resources non-Federal land located within South Dakota; developing and delivering technical assistance and information on conservation practices to individuals, communities, Tribal governments, and governmental agencies and private-sector organizations at all levels; helping protect life and property after fires, floods, and other natural disasters; conducting natural resources surveys and analyses; and helping land users develop conservation plans for their land.

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State Conservationist's Bio (28.0 KB)