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Content by Krista Ehlert

A lush, native grassland with a variety of wild flowers blooming.

How do we describe biodiversity? It's multidimensional!

Fact sheet on the importance of biodiversity

Rangeland and Soils Days participants observing rangeland.

Range Roundup: Opportunities for Youth

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!

Waterhemp growing at the edge of a soybean field nearing harvest.

Row Crop and Noxious Weed Surveys

Controlling noxious weeds and weeds in row crops is a challenge every year. SDSU Extension has created two online surveys to capture the current climate of weed control in South Dakota.

Vast, rolling rangeland with spring plant growth.

Investigating Rangeland Systems and Practices

Curriculum to teach students about the facets of rangelands.

Variety of South Dakota native plants.

A Guide to Collecting, Pressing, and Mounting Plants

Fact sheet on collecting, pressing and mounting plants

Sheep producer moving a flock at pasture.

Will Your Summer Pastures Meet Your Flock’s Needs?

Sheep can readily thrive on pasture in the summer. However, monitoring forage quality and meeting mineral requirements on range is important to optimize production.

Cottonwood Creek on the SDSU Cottonwood Field Station.

SDSU Extension offers workshop on riparian restoration on Sept. 5 in Newell

August 09, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension is partnering with The Nature Conservancy to offer a free, one-day workshop on riparian restoration.

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

Women on the Range workshop on social media set for Aug. 17

July 24, 2023

SDSU Extension will host a Women on the Range - Leveraging Social Media workshop at approximately 9 a.m. and lasts until 5 p.m. MT on Aug. 17, 2023, at the 777 Bison Ranch near Hermosa, South Dakota.

South Dakota students learn valuable skills at 2023 Rangeland and Soils Days

July 14, 2023

About 75 youth who participated in this year’s Rangeland and Soils Days, held June 14-15 near Watertown.

A dense stand of tall, green bulbous bluegrass growing near a field.

Be on the Lookout: Bulbous Bluegrass

Bulbous bluegrass is a resilient, invasive grass that can tolerate a wide variety of environmental conditions. Learn how to identify and manage it before it impacts forage production.