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Grassland in South Dakota


The SD Grassland Coalition partnered with the organizations listed below to enhance the grassland planner with a series of short video stories each month during 2019 promoting healthy soils, grasslands, and ecosystems.

Brown family on rotational grazing and bale grazing   Carmichael Family, rotational grazing   Dan and Cindi Conner, healthy sage grouse population      Schmidt, managing grassland
January-Jody and JoAnn Brown on rotational grazing and bale grazing    February-Carmichael Family on rotational grazing   March-Dan and Cindi Conner on healthy sage grouse population   April-Schmidt family on managing grasses
Limpert family on organic matter improving soil   Cammack, diversity on the rangeland   Gene Ausland, controlling grazing of grass    Rittberger, grass helps protect from drought
May-Limpert family on how organic matter improves soil   June-Cammack family on diversity on the rangeland   July-Ausland family on controlling grazing of grass   August-Rittberger family on how grass helps protect from drought
Charlie Totton, SD Grazing School   Suelflow, Integrating intensive management   Rohrbach, grass cover and maintaining moisture   Barry Little, benefits from healthy soil
September-Charlie Totton on SD Grazing School   October-Suelflow family on Integrating intensive management   November-Rohrbach family on grass cover and maintaining moisture   December-Barry Little and Eli Little on benefits from healthy soil


2019 Grassland Stewardship Communications Project Partners:

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


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Grasslands Planner

Through the following Grassland Planners, the U.S. Department of Agriculture NRCS is working with the South Dakota Grassland Coalition (SDGC) and other partners to improve the health of grassland resources. The NRCS, SDGC & SDSU Extension Service and other entities can assist you to determine and formulate resource protection and enhancement options that fit your operation. Depending upon the area of expertise and/or need for financial assistance, staff are available through NRCS and SD Conservation Districts, and other partners such as the SD Grassland Coalition & SDSU Extension specialists, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the South Dakota Departments of Agriculture and Game, Fish and Parks, and private organizations, such as Pheasants Forever, Ltd., who may have additional avenues of assistance.