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Ellsworth AFB Final JLUS Documents (June 6, 2016)

The final documents that make up the Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB) Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) have been published and are available for download. These final documents are based on input and comments from the public, local jurisdictions, federal and state agencies and Ellsworth AFB

This final document set is comprised of the following three documents. Click on the cover image to open and save a document. . Due to their size, the documents may take a few minutes to download.

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Executive Summary

The Ellsworth AFB Executive Summary serves as a quick reference describing the purpose of the JLUS and providing an Overview of the key JLUS strategies and Military Compatibility Areas.

2.4 Mb file download

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JLUS Report

This is the main JLUS document. It presents an overview of the JLUS planning process, purpose and objectives of the study and provides a summary of key findings; areas affected, and the recommended strategies for the Implementation Plan.

5.7 Mb file download


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 JLUS Background Report

The Ellsworth AFB Background Report provides the technical background on existing conditions and a detailed compatibility assessment that was used to identify the issues in developing the JLUS recommendations.

8.0 Mb file download


Welcome to the Ellsworth AFB Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) website. As this project evolves, this website will be your primary source for access to all materials related to the project. Just use the menus located at the top of the page to obtain the information you need. The menus provide access to the following information:

Project Overview. This menu will give you access to background information on this project. Look here for an overview of the JLUS process and a map of the Study Area.

Public Participation. Public input will be a major component in the success of this project. Your input is critical in this planning process and the success of this project. The Public Participation section of this website will be updated regularly to include information about the committees working on this project and guide you to upcoming public workshops.

Resources. Need a copy of a file? This is the menu to look under. All materials prepared for workshops, newsletters, and draft and final documents will be posted here for your review. This section also includes useful links to JLUS stakeholders.

Contact Us. Sometimes you cannot make it to a meeting, but you have comments to provide. Use this menu to learn how to contact the Project Manager and provide your input.

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This study was prepared under contract with the South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority, with financial support from the Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense and contributions from the State of South Dakota . The content reflects the views of the key JLUS partners involved in the development of this study and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Economic Adjustment.