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South Dakota 2020 Forest Action Plan for Public Comment





South Dakota Department of Agriculture

News Release

 

 

For Immediate Release: October 23, 2019

Media Contact: Lindy Geraets, 605.773.5425

 

 

South Dakota 2020 Forest Action Plan for Public Comment

 

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) Resource Conservation and Forestry Division 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 along with 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.

 

The SDDA is currently seeking public comment on the draft Forest Action Plan documents, which are available online for public review. To review the Forest Action Plan documents and find instructions on how to submit comments, visit sdda.sd.gov/conservation-forestry and click on South Dakota 2020 Forest Action Plan for Public Comment under “Timely Topics.”

 

The documents are available in PDF format online, and physical copies of the documents can be mailed upon request by contacting Marcus Warnke at 605.394.2395. The review period is 45 days, beginning Tuesday, October 22nd, and ending Thursday, December 5th.

 

Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $32.5 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 132,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, and preserve South Dakota agriculture for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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