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Federal Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday April 12, 2020 ( 14 items )  

$150,000 Available in Cooperative Agreement for Invasive Plant Management in Montana, N.D., S.D.
WASHINGTON, April 11 -- The U.S.Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management announced that it expects to award up to eight cooperative agreements for invasive and noxious plant management in Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $150,000. The category of funding activity is natural resources. Additional Information on Eligibility: State, local government, Native American tribal organizations; Institution of Higher Educati  more

$150,000 Funding Available for Development of Innovative Conservation Technologies in South Dakota
WASHINGTON, April 11 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service announced that it expects to award up to five grants for the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in South Dakota. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $150,000 with a ceiling of $75,000. Additional Information on Eligibility: All U.S.-based non-Federal entities and individuals, with the exception of Federal agencies, are eligible   more

$250,000 Available in Cooperative Agreements for Cultural, Paleontological Resource Management in Montana, N.D., S.D.
WASHINGTON, April 11 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management announced that it expects to award up to five cooperative agreements for cultural and paleontological resource management in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $250,000. The category of funding activity is natural resources. The following types of entities are eligible to apply for award: State, local government; Native American tribal organiza  more

Acting Regional Forester Announces Temporary Developed Recreation Site Closures, Fire Restrictions; Some Recreation Opportunities Remain Available
DENVER, Colorado, April 9 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service unit - Rio Grande National Forest - issued the following news release: Acting Regional Forester Jennifer Eberlien announced and signed an order to temporarily close developed recreation sites and an order to implement fire restrictions within the Forest Service's Rocky Mountain Region to align with local, state and federal orders and guidelines to protect public health and safety. The region includes 24 nation  more

Cooperative Agreements Make $200,000 Available for Visitors Services in Montana, N.D., S.D.
WASHINGTON, April 11 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management announced that it expects to award up to three cooperative agreements for recreation and visitors services in Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $200,000. The category of funding activity is natural resources. The following types of entities are eligible to apply for award under this FOA: State, local government; Native American tribal organiz  more

Cooperative Agreements Make $250,000 Available for Fuels Management, Community Fire Assistance in Montana, N.D, S.D.
WASHINGTON, April 8 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management announced that it expects to award up to three cooperative agreements for fuels management and community fire assistance program activities in Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $250,000. The category of funding activity is natural resources. The agency description of the cooperative agreement states: "The BLM Fuels Management and Community Fir  more

Cooperative Agreements Make $700,000 Available for Wildlife Resource Management in Montana, N.D., S.D.
WASHINGTON, April 11 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management announced that it expects to award up to 10 cooperative agreements for wildlife resource management in Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $700,000. The category of funding activity is natural resources. Additional Information on Eligibility: State, local government, Native American tribal organizations; Institution of Higher Education; Indepen  more

FEMA: President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for South Dakota
WASHINGTON, April 7 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the state of South Dakota to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020 and continuing. Federal funding is available to state, tribal, eligible local governments and certain priv  more

NASS - South Dakota Field Office: South Dakota 2020 Prospective Plantings
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, March 31 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - South Dakota Field Office issued the following news release: South Dakota corn growers intend to plant 6.00 million acres this year, up 38 percent from 2019, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Soybean planted acreage is expected to be 5.40 million acres, up 54 percent from last year. All hay acreage to be harvested is expected to total 3.40 mill  more

National Park Service: Missouri National Recreational River is Modifying Operations to Implement Latest Health Guidance in Response to COVID-19
YANKTON, South Dakota, April 9 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service issued the following news release: The National Park Service (NPS), Missouri National Recreational River is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. As of April 8, 2020, Park Headquarters and its Visitor Contact Station are closed until furth  more

Natural Resources Conservation Service: Growing Resilience With Soil Health-Weed Management in Saturated Soils
HURON, South Dakota, April 11 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service South Dakota office issued the following news release: Farming regeneratively has many benefits. But whether an operation is conventional or regenerative, there is no fix-all when bad weather arises. One issue many farmers encountered in the wet conditions of 2019 was weed management. Is there a way farmers can manage weed pressure in years of extreme moisture and can weeds be used as a  more

Natural Resources Conservation Service: Growing Resilience With Soil Health-Weed Management in Unplanted Acreage
HURON, South Dakota, April 9 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service South Dakota office issued the following news release: In 2019, millions of cropland acres across South Dakota went unplanted. These unplanted acres offered the perfect conditions for opportunistic species like weeds to thrive. In this video, our farmers explore weeds one step further, including topics like: What's the most effective herbicide method? How can farmers manage weed escapes   more

President Trump Approves South Dakota Disaster Declaration
WASHINGTON, April 6 -- The White House issued the following news release on April 5: Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of South Dakota and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing. Federal funding is available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprof  more

University of Wyoming to Receive $600,000 from Interior
WASHINGTON, April 8 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $600,000 cooperative agreement to the University of Wyoming, a member of the Great Plains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, for acoustic monitoring of bats at the Niobrara National Scenic River in Nebraska; Missouri National Recreational River in Nebraska and South Dakota; Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota; and Badlands National Park, Jewel Cave National Monume  more