Soil Health Planning and

Improvement Project

Project Overview

The Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Program has designated funds in South Dakota to provide technical and financial assistance to landowners and operators within the program’s active watershed project areas who are willing to help improve water quality by adopting certain soil health best management practices.

Project Application

The application for financial and technical assistance under the Soil Health Planning and Improvement Project should be filled out and returned to any South Dakota Soil Health Coalition staff member. Staff member contact information is available in the project overview. Once the application is received and evaluated, SDSHC will contact you with next steps. 

News & Events

Expanding Mesonet weather network to focus on soil moisture

Expanding Mesonet weather network to focus on soil moisture

By Stan Wise South Dakota Soil Health Coalition PIERRE, SD – What’s better than real-time weather data? More real-time weather data, of course. The South Dakota Mesonet currently has 32 weather stations in the state, according to Mesonet Director Nathan Edwards, and...

Finding the right water solutions for a rotational grazing plan

Finding the right water solutions for a rotational grazing plan

By Stan Wise South Dakota Soil Health Coalition PIERRE, SD – What does a pasture have in common with a marathon runner? According to Natural Resources Conservation Service State Grazing Lands Soil Health Specialist Tanse Herrmann, they both need time to recover. “A...

Reap the value of beneficial insects through soil health

Reap the value of beneficial insects through soil health

By Stan Wise South Dakota Soil Health Coalition Fifty-seven billion dollars. That’s the annual monetary value a 2006 economic study published in BioScience attributed to just four services performed by wild insects in the United States – pest control, pollination,...