South Dakota ES - Staff
Mountain-Prairie Region
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Staff

 

Phone (605) 224-8693 | southdakotafieldoffice@fws.gov


Scott Larson
Field Supervisor

(605) 224-8693 ext: 224

Species:
Black-tailed Prairie Dog, Gray Wolf


Charlene "Charlie" Bessken
Fish & Wildlife Biologist

(605) 224-8693 ext: 231

Species:
Western Prairie Fringed Orchid, American Burying Beetle, Mussels, Dakota Skipper, Poweshiek Skipperling, Monarchs, Butterflies, Bats, Northern Long-eared Bat, Eagles, Dippers, Mountain Plover, Amphibians, Reptiles, Bumble Bees, Pollinators


Matt Schwarz
Environmental Contaminants Specialist

(605) 224-8693 ext: 232

Species:
Black-footed Ferret

Other:

water quality, pesticides, wildlife mortality investigations, and hazardous release response planning and assessment

 

Sharon Blair
Administrative Support Assistant

(605) 224-8693 ext: 223


Natalie Gates
Senior Biologist

(605) 224-8693 ext: 227

Species:
Piping Plover, Least Tern, Whooping Crane, Topeka Shiner, Regal Fritillary

Other:

Wind Projects


Dylan Turner
Fish & Wildlife Biologist

(605) 224-8693 ext: 233

Species:
Topeka Shiner, Pallid Sturgeon, Shovelnose Sturgeon, Sicklefin Chub, Sturgeon Chub

Other:

SD DOT, USACE


Daniel Kim
Grassland Birds / Pollinator Biologist

(605) 224-8693 ext: 234

Species:
Regal Fritillary, Pollinators, Grassland Birds

 

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Last modified: March 05, 2020
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