The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) Resource Conservation and Forestry Division has completed its draft of the Forest Action Plan revision for 2020. The 2008 farm bill tasked the states with assessing the condition of trees and forests within their boundaries and developing goals and strategies for investing resources where they can be most effective in achieving national conservation goals. The 2020 Forest Action Plan will replace the current South Dakota Forest Action Plan, which was completed in 2010.
SDDA is currently seeking public comment on the draft Forest Action Plan documents, which are now available online for public review. The review period is 45 days, beginning Tuesday, October 22nd, and ending Thursday, December 5th.
- Section I: Forest Resource Assessment
- Section II: Priority Area Description
- Section III: South Dakota Forest Legacy Assessment of Need
- Section IV: Forest Resource Strategy
Submit comments to Marcus Warnke at Marcus.Warnke@state.sd.us or mail to 3305 West South Street, Rapid City, SD 57702.
For Forest Action Plan questions, please contact Marcus Warnke at 605-394-2395.