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Welcome to the South Dakota RMP Website

The South Dakota Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Record of Decision for the Rocky Mountain Region (ROD) are now available online. This ROD and RMP replaces the 1986 South Dakota Resource Management Plan and will provide direction for public land and federal minerals in South Dakota managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) South Dakota Field Office.

The RMP provides a framework for the future management direction and appropriate use of the South Dakota Field Office planning area, covering 247,000 acres of public land and 1.7 million acres of federal minerals throughout South Dakota. There are 37 counties with BLM administered public land in South Dakota. The majority of the public land being located in Harding, Butte, Lawrence, Pennington, Custer, Fall River, Meade, Perkins and Stanley Counties. This document contains land use planning decisions to guide the BLM’s management of the South Dakota Field Office planning area.

The RMP was part of 15 sub-regional planning efforts conducted as part of the BLM’s National Greater Sage-Grouse Planning Strategy.  The RMPs identified conservation measures to conserve, enhance, and/or restore Greater Sage-Grouse (GRSG) habitat in response to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) March 2010 “warranted, but precluded” Endangered Species Act listing petition.  The USFWS found that the inadequacy of regulatory mechanisms was identified as a significant threat to GRSG in their finding on the petition to list the GRSG.  The RMP conservation measures were identified as the BLM’s principal regulatory mechanism.

Contact Us:

RMP Manager Mitch Iverson
BLM South Dakota Field Office
310 Roundup Street
Belle Fourche, SD  57717
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RMP Scoping & Documents

Planning Overview




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