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Our Amazing Grasslands


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 2022 promoting healthy soils, grasslands, and ecosystems.

Family picture in field   Bad Warriour Family picture in their pasture   Moore Family in pasture with cows   Hansen Family with horses

January - Smikle Family- Holistic approaches to improve the soil      


February – Dugan Bad Warrior – Healthy land, animals and family


March – Tyler Moore - Grazing partnerships with adjacent landowner


April – Doug Hansen - Holistic regenerative practice

Boylon Family in cattle pen   Neuharth Family with cows in background   Thompson family standing in pasture   Effling family in pasture with cows in background

May – Robert Boylan - Managing water resources, drought management and planning


June – Levi & Crystal Neuharth - Diversity of crops, grazing, animals, direct marketing


July – Justin Thompson - NRCS Practices that have worked Disasters


August – Ray Effling - Seasonal custom grazing operation

Hollenbeck family standing in grazing field   Haerter with his wife in field   Three generations of Magness, grandfather, fatherr and son   Areal view of farm

September – Mark Hollenbeck - Diversified ranch with sheep, cattle, hunting and hospitality


October – Bruce Haerter - Conservation efforts and practices


November – Brad Magness - Grassland and wetlands complexes


December – Lower Brule Farm Corp. – Rotational grazing system


2020 Grassland Stewardship Communications Project Partners:

The Nature Conservancy, Pheasants Forever, South Dakota State University, Audubon Dakota, Ducks Unlimited, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-Partners for Fish and Wildlife, SD Department of Game, Fish and Parks, The Cattle Business Weekly, Tri-State Livestock News, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and SD Grassland Coalition.

Previous Videos

2021 Videos
2020 Videos

2019 Videos
2018 Videos

Helping People Help the Land

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.

2022 Print (PDF; 30.1 MB) Small version (PDF; 3,095 KB)

2021 (PDF; 62MB)

2020 (PDF; 10MB)

2019 (PDF; 6,672KB)

2018 (PDF; 3MB)

2017 (PDF; 1.8MB)

2016 (PDF; 5MB)

2015 (PDF; 4,5MB)