When the early settlers moved west into South Dakota, the found very few trees. Trees are a vital part of the prairie landscape, as well as a renewable resources in our state. In fact, there are several types of forests in South Dakota.
Grasslands are one of South Dakota’s greatest natural resources, as they are the base of a food chain that supports hundreds of species of wildlife as well as livestock. Grasses make their own food and energy, making them a renewable resource when managed properly.
Degraded Plant Condition
- Excessive Plant Pressure
- Inadequate Structure and Composition
- Undesirable Plant Health and Productivity
- Wildfire Hazard, Excessive Biomass Accumulation