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Natural Resources & Conservation

South Dakota is home to many unique land, water and wildlife resources. Our experts and partners offer research-based information through to help people enjoy, preserve and profit from these natural resources.

Upcoming Events

A prescribed burning taking place in a field.
Apr 18

Landowner Prescribed Fire Workshops - April @ Brandon

SDSU Extension, in partnership with the South Dakota Grassland Coalition, USDA NRCS and others, will host a two-day prescribed fire workshop tailored to private landowners April 18-19 in Brandon.

A prescribed burning taking place in a field.
Apr 25

Landowner Prescribed Fire Workshops - April @ Astoria

SDSU Extension, in partnership with the South Dakota Grassland Coalition, USDA NRCS and others, will host a two-day prescribed fire workshop tailored to private landowners April 25-26 in Astoria.

Rangeland and Soil Days attendees observing a grassland area.
Jun 14

Rangeland and Soils Days @ Watertown

Join SDSU Extension, the Codington Conservation District, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service South Dakota for the 2023 Rangeland and Soils Days Annual competitions on June 14 and 15 in Watertown.

Two young woman inspecting plants growing on a vast, open range.
Jun 08

Women on the Range

SDSU Extension invites women in agriculture to attend a Women on the Range Workshop on June 8 and 9 at The Branding Iron restaurant (19079 US-85, Belle Fourche, SD 57717).