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Sign up for 2013 South Dakota Youth Range Camp

BROOKINGS, SD – South Dakota Youth Range Camp will be held June 4-6, 2013, near Sturgis. The camp is open to youth ages 14-18 who have an interest in Rangeland management and use.

“South Dakota Youth Range Camp provides hands on experience with rangeland resources,” said Dave Ollila, SDSU Extension Sheep Specialist and camp coordinator.

During the three-day camp, campers will learn about Range Plant Identification, Ecological Sites, Similarity Index, Stocking Rates, Wildlife Habitat, Range Improvement, Range Ecology and information on careers related to rangelands.

The camp is limited to approximately 60 students, and students are selected on a first-come-first-serve basis. Pre-registration is required. To register for the 2013 South Dakota Youth Range Camp contact Ollila at 605-394-1722 or

This camp is sponsored by the South Dakota Section of the Society For Range Management in cooperation with the following: Belle Fourche River Watershed Partnership, South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association, South Dakota Grassland Coalition National, Wild Turkey Federation, South Dakota State University, SDSU Extension, Conservation Districts, South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts, South Dakota Association of Agriculture Educators, USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDI – Bureau of Land Management and SDSU Dean of Agriculture, Barry Dunn.

For more information contact Lantz or Ollila at (605) 394-1722 or

–SDSU Extension

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