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Wildlife & Pollinator
Programs

Welcome to Wildlife & Pollinator Programs in

South Dakota

South Dakota is home to diverse wildlife and essential pollinators. Explore programs that aim to create and enhance habitat for these species while promoting biodiversity. Join us in nurturing the rich tapestry of wildlife and pollinators that call our state home.

USFWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program

Agency:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Program Website: 

https://www.fws.gov/program/partners-fish-and-wildlife

About the Program: 

Technical and financial assistance with certain grazing management, grassland restoration and wetland restoration projects with wildlife conservation benefits. 

Agency Contacts:

Kurt Forman

kurt_forman@fws.gov

605-697-2500

Conservation Commissions Grant

Agency:

Resource Conservation & Forestry

Program Website: 

https://danr.sd.gov/Conservation/Conservation/GrantsandLoans.aspx

About the Program: 

The Conservative Commission Grant offers program provided cost share assistance to private landowners (through the local conservation districts) to improve the natural resources within the state of South Dakota.

Agency Contacts:

Bill Smith

bill.smith@state.sd.us

605-773-3623

South Dakota Habitat Pays

Agency:

SD Department of Game, Fish and Parks and SD Department of Agriculture

Program Website: 

https://habitat.sd.gov/

About the Program: 

Habitat Pays is designed to provide more information and education to assist landowners in designing, developing and funding habitat on their land. Working directly with habitat advisors who possess the knowledge of federal, state, and local programs, landowners can find the right programs to meet their personal habitat and land use goals.

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