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Wildlife and Parks Budget Information

Division of Wildlife Budget Information

Expenditure categories include the following:

  • Wildlife Management: Surveys, research and wildlife damage management services.
  • Habitat and Access Management: Habitat and hunting access on private and public lands.
  • Fish Management: Surveys, research, hatcheries, stocking and administrative support.
  • Law Enforcement: Natural resource protection and advocacy.
  • Information and Education: Outreach and awareness campaigns, education, planning and administrative support.
  • Capital Development: Habitat and access projects and facility improvements.
  • Support Services: Fiscal, licensing, legal, engineering and administrative support.

 Category

 Amount

 Wildlife Management  $9,928,990
 Habitat and Access Management  $18,176,661
 Fish Management  $7,958,397
 Law Enforcement  $7,866,995
 Information and Education  $5,225,028
 Capital Development  $3,680,345
 Support Services   $4,100,000
 Total Budget  $56,936,415

 Funding Sources

 Amount

 Non-resident License Fees (big/small game, waterfowl,
 fishing)
 $17,349,330
 Resident License Fees (big/small game, waterfowl, fishing)  $11,189,618
 Federal Aid (Dingell-Johnson and Pittman-Robertson)  $21,505,000
 Miscellaneous and Dedicated Revenue Items  $1,280,899
 Total Funding Sources  $51,324,847

Division of Parks and Recreation Budget Information

Expenditure categories include the following:

  • Parks Maintenance and Operations: Customer service, routine repair and maintenance, utilities and materials used for operation of the South Dakota state park system. 
  • Waterbased Recreation Projects: Improvements to boating and fishing support facilities (docks, ramps, marinas, breakwaters, shoreline protection, fish cleaning station, toilets, etc.). 
  • Preventative Maintenance Projects: Major repair, maintenance and replacement of park facilities and roads.
  • New Development Projects: New recreation facilities such as campground expansion and parkland acquisition.
  • Snowmobile Trails Program: Staffing and operations (trail grooming and maintenance of the Black Hills snowmobile train system and funding of snowmobile club operated regional trail systems in eastern South Dakota).

Category

 Amount

 Parks Maintenance and Operations  $25,388,829
 Waterbased Recreation Projects  $3,020,000
 Preventative Maintenance Projects  $5,760,250
 New Development Projects  $1,005,500
 Snowmobile Trails Program  $1,312,098
 Total Budget  $36,486,677

 Funding Sources

 Amount

 Snowmobile Trails, Licenses, Taxes and Fees  $809,935
 Park Entrance Licenses and Camping Fees  $17,471,117
 Boat Licenses and Motorboat Fuel  $3,689,000
 Consessionaire and Franchise Fees  $2,793,500
 Custer State Park and Lewis and Clark Promotion Fees  $552,200
 Miscellaneous Revenue  $1,465,000
 State General Funds  $2,772,205
 Federal Funds   $6,903,495
 Total Funding Sources  $36,456,452