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Our Amazing Grasslands - Hollenbeck Family, Edgemiont, SD

Hollenbeck Family photo

"When you have a diversity of plants, the more likely you will have something growing all the time."
Mark Hollenbeck

Family members Hadley, Elli, Suzanne, Mark, Hunter, and Mackenzie Hollenbeck.

The Hollenbecks manage their grasslands to promote healthy soil and the return of nourishing, healthy, native plants for their operation. The South Dakota Grassland Coalition (SDGC) partnered with the organizations listed below to enhance the Grassland Planner with a release of a short video story each month during 2022 promoting healthy soils, grasslands, and ecosystems. Please enjoy the "Our Amazing Grasslands" feature story for September 2022.

2022 Grassland Stewardship Communications Project Partners:  SDGC, Audubon Dakota, Ducks Unlimited, Partners for Fish and Wildlife, South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, The Nature Conservancy, Pheasants Forever, South Dakota Soil Health Coalition, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and South Dakota State University.

The 2022 Grassland Planner is now available! For a PDF copy, visit the South Dakota NRCS Publication Web page:  https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/sd/newsroom/factsheets/. For a physical copy, contact the NRCS State Office at (605) 352-1200.

If you missed previous "Our Amazing Grassland" stories, the links are below:

The 2022 Our Amazing Grassland stories: 

January:  Smikle Family

February:  Zuya Sica Ranch

March:  Moore Family

April:  Hansen Family

May:  Boylan Family

June:  Neuharth Family

July:  Thompson Family

August:  Effling Family

Past "Our Amazing Grassland" stories: 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021