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Led by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, the South Dakota Teaming with Wildlife Coalition includes wildlife biologists, hunters & anglers, birdwatchers, hikers, nature-based businesses and other conservationists.
South Dakota’s Diverse Lands, Waters, and Wildlife
Grasslands and prairie pothole wetlands in eastern South Dakota support some of the highest concentrations of breeding waterfowl and other wetland birds in North America. Much of the landscape in western South Dakota is still intact, which will help species such as long-billed curlew, pearl dace, and burrowing owl. Meanwhile, although bisected by four dams, there are still places along the Missouri River where a person can experience the wide and meandering “Bug Muddy.”
The South Dakota Wildlife Action Plan identifies South Dakota’s essential habitats, shows habitats that have changed since the state was settled, determines which species need special attention, and develops ways for the state to be more proactive in wildlife and habitat management. If we invest in this plan today, we can conserve wildlife and vital natural areas for future generations.
A Powerful Coalition to Conserve our Wildlife Heritage
More than 115 organizations and businesses from across South Dakota have come together to spread the word about the South Dakota Wildlife Action Plan and to secure the funding it needs for success. YOU CAN HELP by joining the coalition, engaging organizations in your community and urging our elected officials to support the federal State Wildlife Grants Program and legislation providing long-term, dedicated funding for wildlife conservation and related education and recreation.