Volunteer your time and energy
to conservation agencies and organizations in efforts to restore cottonwood
forests for future bald eagle habitat. Local Pierre, South Dakota
organizations include the Missouri Breaks Audubon Chapter and the High Plains
Volunteer to care for injured
eagles, hawks, owls and other birds of prey at a local raptor rehabilitation
center. In Pierre, South Dakota, contact Dr. Virginia Trexler-Myren, Oahe
Wildlife Center at 605-945-2911.
If you are aware of a bald
eagle nest or roost site in South Dakota, notify the South Dakota Department of
Game, Fish and Parks or the US Fish and Wildlife Service and work with them to
protect the area.
If you find a dead or wounded
eagle in South Dakota, notify the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at
605-224-8693 or call your local Game, Fish and Parks Conservation Officer. If
treated promptly at a wildlife rehabilitation center, such as the Oahe Wildlife
Center in Pierre, many injured raptors can be returned to the wild.
Be aware of legislation
affecting conservation efforts. Contact your elected representatives at all
Avoid disturbing bald eagles,
particularly during the nesting and wintering seasons. Always observe these
birds from a distance.
Report wildlife violations in
South Dakota by calling the TIPs line at 1-888-OVERBAG