In The Moment ... State/Federal Land Swap Conversations “Paused”
In The Moment ... April 10, 2017 Show 068 Hour 1
Katie Ceroll is the South Dakota Game Fish and Park division director for parks. The agency has announced a “pause” in the conversations about land exchanges in the state (Spearfish Canyon / Bismark Lake). Ceroll discusses how public input influenced the decision and what comes next in the collaborative conversation.
Mark Cochrane is a senior scientist at the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence and a professor at South Dakota State University. He joins us to discuss the intensity of forest fires and how climate change and human expectations influence the upcoming season.
SD Secretary of Tourism Jim Hagen joins us with thoughts on tourism in the state. We discuss recent coverage in the “New York Times,” how state legislation impacts public perception, and how targeted marketing has contributed to seven consecutive years of growth in the industry.