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South Dakota Habitat Legacy II

Implementing Organization

Pheasants Forever


DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Funding Program

North American Wetlands Conservation Act NAWCA


Project Category


Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources


Project Description

Phase II of the South Dakota Habitat Legacy project will restore and enhance wetland and grassland habitats on 180 tracts of private land throughout the project area. Specifically, 1,000 cropland acres will be restored to grassland, 1,470 wetland acres will be enhanced with beneficial grazing systems, 100 acres of drained wetlands will be restored and 19,530 grassland acres will be enhanced with beneficial grazing systems. In addition, a 334 acre tract of priority grassland nesting habitat will be afforded permanent easement protection. The project will benefit a wide range of waterfowl, shorebirds, waterbirds and passerines including Mallard, Blue-Winged Teal, Marbled Godwits, Upland Sandpipers and Grasshopper Sparrows.

Project Partners

Brule-Buffalo Conservation District, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Pheasants Forever, Inc., Private Contributor(s), South Dakota Department Of Game, Fish & Parks, The Conservation Fund

Affiliated Institutions

Prairie Pothole - BCR 11 Prairie Potholes

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