PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota State Historical Society’s annual history conference May 29-30 in Pierre will focus on the state’s environment.
The moderator will be David Wolff, dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Black Hills State University in Spearfish. His research focuses on natural resources and Black Hills history.
Speakers on May 29 will discuss natural resources conservation, the homesteading era, the environmental impact of Black Hills mining, and the history and preservation of Good Earth State Park at Blood Run National Historic Landmark near Sioux Falls.
Topics for May 30 will include environmental and American Indian history, shoreline protection and habitat restoration, land management and cultural resource conservation.
The conference will conclude with field sessions to the Buffalo Interpretive Center, Farm Island and the Oahe Dam.
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