Wildfires bringing different problem for South Dakota ranchers
BLACK HILLS, S.D. — The chance of wildfires has increased in South Dakota due to dry temperatures, putting the ranching industry under stress.
Rangers have been experiencing moderate drought-like conditions on their land and though some say the lack of moisture is not devastating to next year’s grass, it does make room for another issue.
“We do stand a great risk right now with fire in the fact that it would be burying up feed we need for our cattle,” said Rancher, Dave Lindbolm. “That is our biggest threat with fire danger right now.”
This season is a stark contrast to the last two years; the last two years some of the wettest we’ve seen.