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Our Amazing Grasslands - The Erickson Family

The Erickson family standing in their grasslands.

"I am proud and confident that I left them something that is worth working with:  the livestock herd, the grass management, the infrastructures we put in place. I feel good about retiring and leaving it for the next person to come along."

Mark Erickson

In our almost 6-minute January video release of 2021, we visit with the Erickson Family, Langford, SD. The SD Grassland Coalition partnered with the organizations listed below to enhance the Grassland Planner with a release of a short video story each month during 2021 promoting healthy soils, grasslands, and ecosystems. Please enjoy the Our Amazing Grasslands feature story for January 2021 featuring the Erickson Family.

The 2021 Grassland Stewardship Communications Project Partners:  SD Grassland Coalition, Audubon Dakota, Ducks Unlimited, Partners for Fish and Wildlife, SD Game, Fish and Parks, The Nature Conservancy, Pheasants Forever, SD Soil Health Coalition, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and South Dakota State University.

If you missed 2018, 2019 and 2020 "Our Amazing Grassland" stories, follow the links below:

2018 Amazing Grasslands

2019 Amazing Grasslands

2020 Amazing Grasslands