South Dakota -(Ammoland.com)- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently approved a revised version of the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks’ (GFP) wildlife action plan.
This plan has been part of a national effort for the past ten years to plan for the needs of all fish and wildlife species. The plan is a requirement for GFP to be eligible for state wildlife grant funding provided by the federal government.
The planning effort considered the health of fish and wildlife, conservation challenges in the present and future as well as potential ways to conserve species and habitats for the long term. South Dakota’s plan encourages voluntary partnerships to help prevent future endangered species listings and provide for the needs of the full array of species and associated habitats.
In addition to the plan, GFP has launched an interactive website in which the content of the plan can be explored. The site features information on unique regions and landscapes, drivers of changes and potential solutions, information on South Dakota’s lands, water and wildlife and more. The website also features project summaries and products from South Dakota’s state wildlife grant funds to allow the public, students and other resource entities to see what has resulted from this important funding source.
For more information on the wildlife action plan and to learn more about the educational features of the new site associated with the plan, please visit http://gfp.sd.gov/WildlifeActionPlanExplorer.