South Dakota Ecological Services
Mountain-Prairie Region
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South Dakota Species of Habitat Fragmentation Concern: Grassland Birds by Kristel K. Bakker

South Dakota Citizen Science Project - Yes, We Need YOUR help with butterflies and bumble bees.

The Northern Long-eared Bat has been listed as a Threatened Species. The link will open the Federal Register Document

Northern Long-eared Bat

Please visit this website for more information on the Northern Long-eared Bat:

If you observe Whooping Cranes, please fill out this Whooping Crane Form

Leedy's roseroot, a threatened plant, was recently discovered at one site in the Black Hills and is being added to our lists/maps.

South Dakota Prairie Butterfly Garden Project

follow the link to learn more about the project.

The Seventh Annual "Little Wings on the Prairie" butterfly festival will be on Saturday, July 17, 2021.

To learn more about birds and birding in South Dakota - please visit the South Dakota Ornithologists' Union website or Missouri Breaks Audubon Chapter website.

Some documents on this website are in PDF format so you will need Adobe Acrobat to download the documents.  A free copy of Acrobat Reader can be obtained from


The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with Others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American People.
Last modified: March 30, 2021
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