Grazing Management Funding
March 15, 2018. The James River Water Development Distinct awarded $30,000 for a grazing management plan throughout the District. On September 14, 2017 the James River Water Development District Board approved a letter of intent to participate in the grazing management plan in the amount of $30,000, contingent upon receiving a grant from the SD Conservation Commission. Specific conservation practices to be implemented include pipelines, tanks, pasture pumps, alternative energy water pumps, rural water hook-ups, and shallow wells. The overall goal is to promote grassland management which is beneficial for wildlife production, erosion reduction and improved water quality in the James River.