Governor Unveils Website for Buffer Strip Program

Governor Daugaard recently announced that South Dakota residents with land along lakes and rivers can apply for a tax break if they commit the land to riparian buffer strips. The bipartisan bill aims to encourage the planting of grass, alfalfa, or other perennials that will help filter runoff. This incentive program is a huge win for South Dakota water quality and a great opportunity for land owners!

On August 2nd, Daugaard announced that applications are now open for the buffer strip incentives program. His office has unveiled a website that helps landowners know if their land qualifies for the program. If you’re a waterside property owner and wish to know if your property qualifies for this incentive, visit for more details.

* Audio retrieved from South Dakota State News