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SOUTH DAKOTA Department of
Agriculture & Natural Resources

Protecting South Dakota's Tomorrow...Today!
Joe Foss Building
523 E Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501-3182
Contact Us  Field Offices

Watershed Protection

Watershed Protection

Barry McLaury, Administrator - Email
Vickie Maberry, Senior Secretary

Phone (605) 773-4254 - Fax (605) 773-4068

Picture of the Joe Foss Building SD DENR
Joe Foss Building
523 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-3151

Collecting a water sample

Any lake, river or stream is a reflection of its watershed.  Clean and healthy watersheds mean clean and healthy waters.  The DENR Watershed Protection group works to assess, improve, restore, and maintain the health of South Dakota waters by providing local government bodies, natural resource management agencies, and the general public with information, funding, and technical assistance for watershed assessment and restoration projects. 

The Watershed Protection staff:


Watershed Protection Announcements




New Watershed Protection Project Pages

We have recently added new pages to the DENR Watershed Protection website that describe water quality projects carried out by the Watershed Protection Program. Check out our Statewide Lake Assessment and National Rivers and Streams Assessment pages and click on the Storymap links to learn about the work we do. More project pages will be added in the future so be sure to check back later.


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