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Population for South Dakota: 815,871

Total Males: 409,334
Total Females: 406,537
Median Household Income: $49,091
Total Households: 320,467

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Number of Firms, Establishments, Employment, and Payroll by Employee Size for South Dakota (2015)

STATE EMPLOYMENT SIZE FIRMS ESTABLISHMENTS EMPLOYMENT ANNUAL PAYROLL (1,000)
South Dakota 01: Total 22,113 26,511 353,540 $13,812,997
South Dakota 02: 0-4 12,629 12,639 20,408 $725,900
South Dakota 03: 5-9 3,778 3,821 24,780 $756,817
South Dakota 04: 10-19 2,339 2,464 30,764 $965,148
South Dakota 05: <20 18,746 18,924 75,952 $2,447,865
South Dakota 06: 20-99 1,935 2,649 69,450 $2,448,544
South Dakota 07: 100-499 565 1,774 64,292 $2,331,689
South Dakota 08: <500 21,246 23,347 209,694 $7,228,098
South Dakota 09: 500+ 867 3,164 143,846 $6,584,899

Green Initiatives & Environmental History for: South Dakota





Basic History

Exploration of this area began in 1743 by the French in search of a route to the Pacific. The U.S. acquired the region in 1803. The first permanent settlement was established in 1817. Settlement in South Dakota did not begin in earnest until the arrival of the railroad in 1873 and discovery of gold in 1874. Agitation for statehood developed; in 1888 the Republican Party adopted the statehood movement as a campaign issue, and in 1889 Congress passed an enabling act. The Dakotas were separated; South Dakota became a state with Pierre as capital.

Environmental History

Oak, maple, beech, birch, hickory, and willow are all represented in South Dakota’s forests while thickets of chokecherry, wild plum, gooseberry and currant are found in the eastern part of the state. Familiar native mammals are the coyote, porcupine, raccoon, bobcat, buffalo, white-tailed and mule deer, and black-tailed prairie dog. 12 South Dakota animal species are now listed threatened or endangered, including the American burying beetle, Eskimo curlew, black-footed ferret, pallid sturgeon, least tern, and bald eagle.

Green Initiatives

Green is a movement, and South Dakota is continuing to work to increase the number of “green” energy efficient buildings. The state has made strides with its Green Building Initiative. It is defined as the practice of creating structures and using processes that are resource efficient and environmentally responsible throughout a building’s life cycle. Some of the features include: motion lighting; daylight sensitive lighting; recycled content; low-flow efficient water fixtures; high-performance heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems; LEED Certified buildings, etc. The Nature Conservancy is working to conserve the native landscapes and species of South Dakota for people and nature. It works to protect important habitat across the state, from grasslands to wetlands, providing habitat for rare species of plants and animals. Corporate houses and businesses are increasingly taking on the responsibility to mitigate business impact on the natural environment. Their goals include: reducing energy and water consumption; greening supply chain; expanding green constructions and improving green practices; educating and inspiring people and associates to support the environment; and addressing environmental challenges through innovative initiatives including rainforest protection and water conservation.

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EPA’s SmartWay Honors Freight Carriers for Exceptional Supply Chain Efficiency
Lee Ann Rush   WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is honoring 40 truck carriers as industry leaders in supply chain environmental and energy efficiency with its annual SmartWay Excellence Awards at the 2018 American Trucking Associations Annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Austin, Texas. Awardees represent the top performing, environmentally-responsible SmartWay carriers that move more goods more miles with lower emissions and less energy. Today’s awardees demonstrate ...

EPA Announces Resources and Tools for Healthy School Environments
Lee Ann Rush   DENVER – In honor of Children’s Health Month, yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of nearly $30 million to support safe drinking water and cleaner air. EPA is making $20 million available for states and tribes to test for lead in drinking water at schools and childcare facilities. At the same time, EPA is announcing approximately $9 million in rebates to public school bus fleet owners to help them replace older school buses with cleaner, more ...

New England’s Warm Summer Leads to Slight Increase in Air Quality Alert Days
Lee Ann Rush   BOSTON – The EPA has confirmed that New Englanders experienced a slight increase in the number of unhealthy air quality days this year, compared to 2017. Based on preliminary data collected between March and September 2018, there were 28 days when ozone monitors in New England recorded ozone concentrations above levels considered healthy. By contrast, in 2017 there were 25 unhealthy ozone days in New England.   Hot, sunny, summery weather is conducive to ozone formation, and is variable fro...

New Report Identifies 30 Solutions for Reducing Greenhouse Gasses Through Beh...
Lee Ann Rush   ARLINGTON, VA. – A new report from Rare’s Center for Behavior & the Environment quantifies the contribution individual behavior change can make toward curbing greenhouse gas emissions. The Center’s analysis of 80 climate solutions outlined in Project Drawdown, a comprehensive plan to mitigate global warming, found that individual behavior plays a significant role in 30 of them. Further analysis of those 30 solutions, based on the emissions reduction potential estimates in Drawdown, found th...