Habitat management is crucial for increasing desired wildlife species on your property and throughout the state. South Dakotans are fortunate to live in a state with a great diversity of landscapes, each with their own potential for their respective wildlife communities. Wildlife species are highly dependent on what plant communities that are found on the landscape. By making sound land management decisions any private landowner can significantly improve habitats for resident as well as migratory species. As private lands habitat biologists we generally take landowners through a series to steps to determine what will work for their specific situation:
Determine what wildlife species you wish to manage:
Inventory your property and identify those habitat components that are limiting your desired wildlife species.
Create a management plan to improve or create needed habitat types.
- Contact your nearest private lands biologist for assistance
- For more information on USDA habitat programs please contact your local pheasants forever Farm Bill Biologist
- Wildlife Partnership Program
- Wetland and Grassland Habitat Program
- Walk-in Area Program
- Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP).
- Habitat Management
- Federal Farm Bill Conservation Programs
- Conservation Partners
- Technical Resources
Interested in one of these programs?