The intent of this publication is to serve as a general guide to South Dakota landowners who are considering or who have allowed energy or other industrial development on their property and includes guidance on avoidance, pre-contract negotiations, and post-disturbance restoration or reclamation. Guidance includes common native species suggestions that are generally suitable for most areas of South Dakota. Local adjustments to common native species may be necessary. Landowners should seek additional guidance on specific varieties of plants from local rangeland, habitat, or restoration professionals.
Best Management Practices Guide for Restoration of Native Grasslands and Sensitive Sites Resulting from Energy or Industrial Development
Bulk density is a commonly measured soil property that can indicate how compacted a soil is and can be used to calculate the percent pore space in the soil.
There are several opportunities for youth in South Dakota to get exposed to rangeland ecology and management, with involvement from several partners across the state. Learn about some exciting opportunities offered each year!