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Public input is needed!

Click here to download a copy of the draft 2021 Coordinated Plan for Natural Resources Conservation.

Comments on the draft plan can be submitted below. The deadline to submit comments is Monday, February 22, 2021.


What is the purpose of the SD Coordinated Plan?

Since the Dust Bowl of the 1930’s, conservation has become a widespread practice in South Dakota. The importance of conservation is evident in SD through agricultural practices and conservation programs. Periodically, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture completes a Coordinated Plan to assess the programs and their combine success for conservation. This assessment is noted in a Coordinated Plan. Within the 2020 SD Coordinated Plan, the next set of goals and objectives are will be outlined to guide future conservation programs.

An important part of the development of the Coordinated Plan is public input. We are asking you for your input regarding:
1) the existing condition of SD’s natural resources,
2) the success of our conservation programs,
3) the goals and objective that should be set for the new plan and
4) any other additional information important regarding natural resources


The public meetings for the coordination plan are complete. To view the information provided during the public input meetings, click here.

Click here to view the 2012 Coordinated Plan for Natural Resources Conservation.