Cultural and Environmental:
Recent historic use of this site had been as a game production area under the jurisdiction of the SD Game Fish and Parks Department. Wildlife is know to frequent the area and can be seen on the site.
Three drainages cross the site from the south to the north, with the westerly two drainages being the most significant. The current FEMA flood maps indicate that a 100-year floodplain does exist for approximately the northerly 150 feet of the central of the three drainages. A detailed flood study is recommended to accurately define the floodplain affecting this site. The easterly drainage is largely undefined, most likely due to recent farming activity; however there is a drainage basin feeding this section of the property and intermittent marshy areas do develop, indicating that this drainage should be addressed with any future development.
The site sits on the tail slope of the steeply, wooded fringes of the Black Hills. Significant views of natural formations and the mountainous surrounds are prevalent to the north, particularly from the relatively high southern portions of the site.