Next Meeting
Date: 1/18/2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Where: First Interstate Bank
The next regularly scheduled meeting for the Belle Fourche River Watershed Partnership is Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 1 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the First Interstate Bank in Belle Fourche.  The public is welcome to attend.
Mission Statement
Coordinate available resources to address concerns associated with the Belle Fourche River Watershed and the riparian areas within.
Contact
Matt Stoltenberg
Project Coordinator


Yvette King
Support Staff
605-892-3368 ext. 3

1837 5th Ave
Belle Fourche, SD 57717

Projects
319 Implementation Project
 
The Belle Fourche River Watershed Partnership has been involved in an EPA 319 (see link for more info on 319 projects) implementation project to reduce total suspended solids (TSS) in the Belle Fourche River and Horse Creek since 2005.  To date more than $9.1 million has been secured from several local, state and federal sources to fund the watershed’s rehabilitation.  This includes $2.5 million from EPA, $3.7 million from local participants and $2.9 million from other federal sources.  Some of the highlights from this project have been improved irrigation conveyance in the Belle Fourche Irrigation District and range/riparian improvement projects on ranching operations.  For more information on 319 projects to date look in the documents section of this web site.
 
Currently the BFRWP is working on Segment IV of their 319 implementation project.  The project will remain focused on improved irrigation conveyance and range/riparian rehabilitation.  EPA funds will be used for producer cost share for center pivots and improved flood irrigation systems and livestock watering systems and improved grazing practices and a public outreach component.  Segment IV runs from June 2009 to June 2011.



Conservation Inavation Grant

In the fall of 2007, the Belle Fourche River Watershed Partnership received a Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) from the national Natural Resources Conservation Service office.  The goal of this three year project is to develop an on-line irrigation scheduling consultant for individual producer’s fields within the Belle Fourche Irrigation District and surrounding area.  The on-line application provides producers with up-to-date information on the amount of water available to their crop and supplies a recommendation of the timing and depth of irrigation applications.   If you have interest in participating in the project, please contact us.  To learn more about the specifics of the project visit the documents sectoin of this website.   


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