South Dakota Natural Resources Action Group

The South Dakota Action Group was formed in 2011 from a broad coalition of conservation organizations, governmental agencies and agricultural entities. In 2015, they renamed themselves the South Dakota Natural Resources Action Group (NRAG), representing partners from across the state (and two joint ventures).


Roger N. Gates, Ph.D.
Rangeland Extension Specialist 
Natural Resource Management Department
Phone:  605-394-2236
SDSU West River Ag Center
1905 Plaza Blvd
Rapid City, SD  57702


  • Belle Fourche Watershed
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Butte County Conservation District
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Pheasants   Forever
  • Rocky Mt Bird Observatory
  • SDSU Extension
  • SD Association of Conservation Districts
  • SD Game, Fish and Parks
  • SD Grasslands Coalition
  • SD Cattlemen's   Association
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • USDA - FSA
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • US Geological Survey
  • USFS Buffalo Gap National Grasslands
  • World Wildlife Fund