The Application of B.Y. Development

Supreme Court of South Dakota, # 25407, July 7, 2010: Holds the phrase “any historic property” under a state historic preservation enabling act, SDCL 1-19B-62, does not include historic districts, but that City of Deadwood’s determination whether a project would “encroach upon, damage, or destroy” historic properties may be based on the local ordinances in addition [...]

USDA: $175M in Funding for Wetlands Reserve Program

USDA announced May 14, 2010, that $175 million in funding is available for the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Wetlands Reserve Program. USDA says that funding will add 75,000 additional acres to the approximately 2.2 million acres currently enrolled in the program. The funding will go to wetland conservation projects in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, [...]

City Of Deadwood v. M. R. Gustafson Family Trust

Supreme Court Of South Dakota, 2010 SD 5, January 13, 2010

A private party sought to demolish a former gas station in Deadwood listed on both the national and state registers of historic places. The proponent of demolition contended that the local Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) could not deny a demolition permit unless the property was also [...]