It is the mission of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation’s Realty and Land Operations Departments is to maintain a program of conservation by providing for the optimum usage of our Indian lands without determent or degrading said lands.
The Tribes Land Operations Program was originally contracted from the (Bureau of Indian) Affairs under Public Law 93-638.
The goals are for the Program is to provide to the Bureau and Tribe a program of conservation whereby management recommendations are made to obtain the highest and best use of reservations lands without jeopardizing or deteriorating the productivity of such lands.
Other functions include surveying boundaries disputes, home sites, right-of-ways, hay land and cropland usage, Compliance work weed spraying, and grazing plans, etc. The program also provides technical assistance to various entities and programs.
P.O. Box 509 Agency Village, SD 57262
Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Land Buy-Back Program
The Buy-Back Program is completely voluntary and will be sending out offers by Summer of 2021 to SWO landowners.