The Big Dry Arm Spring Storm in the Great Basin Red Cliffs Desert Tortoise Reserve March Morning on the Platte River After a Spring Storm in the Great Basin Hunting Upland Birds at Kingsbury Lake Waterfowl Production Area Sandhill Migration on the Platte River Badlands Sunrise The Green River at Ouray NWR North Park Lupines Moab Sunset
South Dakota Ecological Services
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  • Credit: Larry Crist / USFWS

    Credit: Larry Crist / USFWS

  • Desert Tortoise. Credit: Laura Romin and Larry Dalton.

    Credit: Laura Romin and Larry Dalton / Used with permission.

  • Ferret in burrow. Credit: Laura Romin and Larry Dalton.

    Credit: Laura Romin and Larry Dalton / Used with permission.

  • Credit: Rick Fridell / Used with permission

    Credit: Rick Fridell / Used with permission

  • Credit: Bekee Hotze.

    Credit: Bekee Hotze / USFWS.

Our Vision: Achieving sustainable native species and ecosystems through leadership, partnerships, and innovation.

The South Dakota Ecological Services Field Office provides biological advice to other federal and state agencies, industry, and members of the public concerning the conservation of fish and wildlife and their habitat that may be affected by development activities. Staff assess the potential effects of projects to migratory birds, endangered species, and other fish and wildlife. In South Dakota these projects typically include activities such as agriculture, mining, utility lines, dredge and fill activities, dam and reservoir operations, oil and gas leasing, and highway construction. Staff also assess the effects of contaminants on fish and wildlife. We make recommendations regarding ways to avoid, minimize, or compensate for harmful impacts on fish and wildlife resources and their habitats. The primary areas of responsibility for the South Dakota Ecological Services Field Office include, contaminant assessments, endangered species, Federal project reviews, and wetlands conservation.

 

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: May 08, 2018
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