TitleSDSU Extension Natural Resources and Wildlife Field Specialist
Mailing AddressSDSU Extension Watertown Regional Center
1910 W Kemp Ave
Watertown, SD 57201
BiographyI have been with SDSU Extension as a Range Field Specialist since October 2012. I specialize in range, pasture, and grassland management with an emphasis on educating producers about how profitability and ecological balance are complimentary. Focus areas/areas of interest also include alternative grassland management tools such as fire, biological control, controlled grazing, and reduction of artificial chemical inputs for systems health. Prior to SDSU, I was a land manager for The Nature Conservancy for their southwest Minnesota and Eastern SD programs.
If you would like my CV or more information, please feel free to contact me at my sdstate email address noted above. Thank you!
EducationMS – Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences with Large Mammal Ecology emphasis, SDSU (1998)
BS – Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (1996)
BS – Environmental Management (1996)
Academic Interests/ExpertiseLand Use History/Change. Prairie Ecology
Grassland management and grassland habitats of the Northern Great Plains
Extension ResponsibilitiesPete supports the citizens of South Dakota in his role as an SDSU Extension Range Field Specialist in Watertown.
Professional MembershipsSD Society for Range Management
National Society for Range Management
SD section of The Wildlife Society
SD Grassland Coalition
SD Soil Health Coalition
Area(s) of ResearchLand use history and change
Alternative weed Management