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Krista Ehlert

Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Range Specialist

605-394-2236

SDSU West River Research & Extension
711 N Creek Dr
Rapid City, SD 57703

In this role, I am responsible for Extension programming and research related to South Dakota rangelands. This includes developing collaborations with other SDSU faculty, as well as non-profits, state and federal agencies, such as the SD Grassland Coalition, SD Game, Fish, & Parks, NRCS, and BLM, to name a few.

Also by Krista Ehlert

Pasture with big bluestream grass and Kentucky bluegrass

Targeted Grazing Strategies for Kentucky Bluegrass Control

Fact sheet for targeted grazing strategies for Kentucky bluegrass control.

A herd of cattle grazing near a pond on an open range.

Ranch Drought Planning

Fact sheet with general drought planning tips from the range and natural resource perspective.

Three woody plants. From left: Ponderosa pine tree, chokecherry bush and greasewood.

Poisonous Plants on Rangelands: Woody Species

Several woody plant species that are poisonous to livestock are found throughout South Dakota rangelands, including ponderosa pine, chokecherry, greasewood and broom snakeweed.