south dakota
Population: 733,133
Counties: 66
Governor William Janklow 
Click here for the amount of protected land in South Dakota, and click here to review South Dakota's federal transportation spending.
Source:  Pew Center on the States & Changing Direction:  Federal Transportation Spending in the 1990s. Surface Transportation Policy Project

For an overview of South Dakota planning and zoning statutes, see a summary provided by the American Planning Association.