PIERRE, S.D. — The State Historic Preservation Office is looking for public comment on South Dakota’s preservation needs and projects.

The office is asking which properties or areas need to be inventoried and which should be considered for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. It also wants to know which properties are at-risk or endangered and what types of technical preservation assistance are beneficial.

The office within the South Dakota State Historical Society manages the National Register of Historic Places. It surveys, inventories and registers historical properties and promotes public awareness and provides technical assistance.

State Historical Society director Jay Vogt says historic preservation emphasizes South Dakota’s history and boosts heritage tourism and economic development.

The comment period ends Oct. 31.