Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College
The American Society of Range Management was created in 1947 to foster advancement in the science and art of grazing land management. The Society's committee for cooperation with Youth Organizations developed a basic manual, "Range Its Nature and Use" in 1957, outlining the basic principles of range management in a logical order. The material used in this manual has been adapted to meet fundamental range needs and problems in South Dakota. This South Dakota manual has been designed and arranged to present range management information in a progressive step by step order to youth groups and others interested in management of one of the state's most important natural resources. The South Dakota Section of the American Society of Range Management and South Dakota State College have worked cooperatively to develop and publish the manual. The emblem of the American Society of Range Management-"The Trail Boss"-appears on the cover from permission granted by the Society's Board of Directors.
Lewis, James, "South Dakota Range Its Nature and Use" (1961). SDSU Extension Circulars. 608.