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
Fact sheet for the management of prairie dogs in South Dakota
Introduction of salt-impacted soils in South Dakota for landowners.
Choosing the calving season is a complex and highly individual decision for each beef cattle producer. A primary consideration in pasture-based cow-calf operations is choosing a calving season that will best match the forage supply to forage demand.