Grazing Opportunity for Madison Wetland Management District

Madison Wetland Management District in Madison, South Dakota, has cooperative agriculture opportunities for grazing on 36 waterfowl production areas in 2024. Grazing units range in size from 25 to 270 acres.

Application packets are available at the wetland management district wetland management district
A wetland management district is a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office that manages waterfowl production areas in one or more counties. Waterfowl production areas are small natural wetlands and grasslands that provide breeding, resting and nesting habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds, grassland birds and other wildlife. The Fish and Wildlife Service acquires waterfowl production areas under the authority of the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act, primarily using funds from the sale of Federal Duck Stamps. The Refuge System’s 38 wetland management districts comprise thousands of waterfowl production areas – almost all in the Prairie Pothole Region of the Northern Great Plains.

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office, PO Box 48, 23520 SD Hwy 19, Madison, SD 57042. You can also request that a packet be mailed to you by contacting the office at 605-256-2974 or email Marcie Hebert ( Applications may be submitted by mail, email, or in person to the WMD Office.

Applications must be received by close of business Wednesday, March 20, 2024. Successful applicants will be selected through an open and competitive process.  Applications will be scored and ranked using objective criteria described in the application paperwork.

 If two or more applicants receive equal rankings, a lottery drawing will decide the winner. That drawing will take place Friday, March 22, 2024 at 11 a.m. All applicants will be notified following the drawings.

 For more information, please contact Marcie Hebert at 605-270-9491 (cell) or