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Range & Pasture

Our Amazing Grasslands

This site highlights videos of graziers in South Dakota using good soil health practices.

 

South Dakota Drought Resources

Current Status of conditions for South Dakota as of February 1, 2022 Projected Status of conditions for South Dakota as of February 1, 2022

Current Drought Status Map

Projected July 1st Peak Production

 

Drought Tool Instructions SD Drought Tool

Drought Tool Instructions

SD Drought Tool

 


South Dakota Range Planning Tools

Monitoring Tool (Tech Note 8) Grazing tool with cows grazing in the field 4.4

Monitoring Tool (Tech Note 8)

 

SD Grazing Tool Version 4.5

 


South Dakota Prescribed Burning

(Click on the icons below for the Excel versions of the following documents)

Burn Plan Example Burn Plan Template

Prescribed Burn Plan Example

Prescribed Burn Plan Example (PDF; 478 KB)

Prescribed Burn Plan Template

Prescribed Burn Plan Template (PDF; 419 KB)

 

Basic Prescribed Burning

Basic Prescribed Burning Training Presentation

 


 

South Dakota Grazing Land Animal Resources

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Cover photo for 2022 Grassland Planner with close-up of a wooden fence post with barbwire fencing.

2022 Grassland Planner (PDF; 3.1 MB)

Hard copies are available by contacting Tami.Burmeister@usda.gov or calling the state office at (605) 352-1200