Forms & Permits

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Rare Animal Report Form

Do you know of natural habitat in South Dakota that supports rare, threatened or endangered species? Maybe you are aware of an exemplary natural area that may harbor rare species? If so, please complete the below form.

Support the report with photographs, specimens (if specimens can be legally and ethically taken), written descriptions describing identification characteristics, or past experience with the species. Location, habitat, and any other pertinent biological information should also be recorded.

Sightings of migratory birds do not need to be reported with the exception of Whooping Cranes, Eskimo Curlews, and Mountain Plovers. Report wintering concentrations of Bald Eagles and large annual concentrations of migratory shorebirds.

Observer Information
Species Information
distance from well-known landmarks or GPS coordinates.

Were photos taken? * Required