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A Tour of Private Land Conservation in South Dakota

On May 12-13, 2015, the PPJV and the South Dakota Grassland Coalition (SDGC) hosted a field tour of “Grassland Conservation on Private Lands” near Aberdeen, SD. The purpose of the tour was to expose decision-makers to landowner perspectives on grassland conservation, land change, and to provide opportunities for developing new partnerships. Approximately 50 participants from across the nation attended the two-day event, which consisted of a series of eight landowner presentations and associated field visits to three working ranches throughout the Missouri C