Custer, SD A landowner workshop, “Protect your home and property” will be held on Friday, May 18 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Argyle Fire Hall, 12000 Mountain Lion Lane, Hot Springs, SD.

Multiple agencies are working together to reach out to landowners, provide information on land stewardship and encourage management for more resilient forests across all lands.

Experts will discuss: living with fire; insect, weed and pine management; and technical assistance and cost-sharing programs available to landowners; followed by a field trip showing thinning and fuel treatment.

A free lunch will be offered.

The workshop is sponsored by Custer County Conservation District and the South Dakota Family Forest Association.

Cooperating agencies include South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) Resource Conservation & Forestry and SDDA Wildland Fire; USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; Custer County Weed & Pest; and US Forest Service.

Registration RSVP is appreciated by May 14 with Angie Keierleber, Custer County Conservation District, 605-673-4971 or e-mail

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