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Conservation, Division of, 1955 - 1994



  • 1955 - 1994

Administrative History

The Division of Conservation was created in 1975 by the State Legislature. In 1995, the Division of Conservation and the Division of Forestry were combined administratively to form the Division of Resource Conservation and Forestry.

The state conservation provides for the conservation of the soil and soil resources, controls and prevents soil erosion, prevents floodwater and sediment damages, and furthers the conservation development, utilization and disposal of water. In addition, the conservation program preserves natural resources, controls floods, and prevents impairment of dams and reservoirs; assists in maintaining the navigability of rivers and harbors; preserves wildlife; protects the tax base, public lands, and the health, safety, and general welfare of the people of South Dakota.


21.5 Cubic Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the South Dakota State Archives Repository

900 Governors Dr
Pierre South Dakota 57501 USA
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