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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

Map of South Dakota showing locations of drought. South Dakota Grasslands Drought Conditions Projected Peak July 1 as of June 1

Current Drought Status Map

Projected June 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) picture of cows grazing

Monitoring Tool (Tech Note 8)


SD Grazing Tool Version 4.1

Web Soil Survey Temporary Work Around Instructions (PDF; 690 KB)

SDGT_WebSS_Workaround (XLS: 630 KB)


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



2020 Grassland Planner cover with a sunrise over a pasture. Title overlaid.

2020 Grassland Planner (PDF; 10 MB)

Hard copies are available by contacting or calling the state office at (605) 352-1200