To date, the Partnership has worked with over 50 individual producers across 12 counties in northeast South Dakota. We’ve successfully implemented over 70 prescribed fires to date, totaling more than 5,000 acres treated with prescribed burning. For the 2011 fire season, we have an aggressive schedule to work with about 25 producers in 9 counties for about 1,100 acres. See our burn schedule table here.
The Partnership is currently working with tribes on grazing management in order to meet pasture structural goals and restoration. We are hoping to have cooperative fire projects with BIA trust and private lands and incorporating those into burn plans.August 24, 2011