Coordinate available resources to address concerns associated with the Belle Fourche River Watershed and the riparian areas within.
Goal of the Partnership
We are a volunteer group of local people and organizations dedicated to the enhancement of the Belle Fourche River Watershed. The Partnership's goal is to provide a voluntary management approach to the Belle Fourche River Watershed to conserve its natural resources, foster a long term economic stability of its communities, maintain the social and cultural values of those communities, and ensure the sustainability of the primary aquifer basin's safe yield.
The Partnerships success has been through forming a strong relationship that communicates ideas between private ag. producers and local, state, federal agencies and the general public.
Tim Reich- President
Butte County Conservation District
Butte/Crook County Rancher
Dale Lundgren- Vice President
Elk Creek Conservation District
Meade County Rancher
Karl Jensen- Treasurer
Lawrence County Conservation District
Lawrence County Rancher
John Heisler- Member at Large
Chairman Belle Fourche Irrigation District
Butte County Farmer
Butte Conservation, Lawrence, Elk Creek Conservation Districts, Belle Fourche Irrigation District, South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts, South Dakota Conservation Commission, South Dakota Department of Agriculture, South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, South Dakota Grassland Coalition, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, South Dakota State University, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Environmental Protection Agency, US Geological Survey, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Natural Resource Conservation Service, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.