Sage-grouse Local Working Group Locator

South Dakota Local Working Group, South Dakota
Sage-grouse Species:

Greater sage-grouse
Photo by:
  Christopher Watkins
Local Conservation Plan:
South Dakota LWG (see SD State Plan) (Oct 2008) Local Contacts:
Tom Kirschenmann
South Dakota Game Fish & Parks
Game Administrator (oversees entire scope of sage-grouse efforts)
(605) 773-4193

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This page shows where the local working group occurs within the state or province. Details about local planning efforts, the conservation plan, and points of contact are provided. Other documents relevant to this group are also included at the bottom of the page. The overview section has information about the total area within the local working group boundary, the breakdown of land ownership, and some environmental characteristics for this area. Below are minutes from previous local working group meetings. If you have minutes to post, please contact us and we will provide that information.


Submit minutes Local Working Group Meeting Minutes:

Please click the "Submit minutes" button to submit minutes for your Local Working Group meetings. An email window will open asking for the Local Working Group name, the meeting date, and the text (or attachment) of the minutes.

Location of the Local Working Group within South Dakota
Image of LWG location in state.
Conservation Planning Efforts
Lead Agency:
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, & Parks
Year formed:
Current Activity:
Private Lands Biologists work with private landowners. SD's State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement program (SAFE) has been proposed and approved at the federal level, this will offer 500 acres to enroll in CRP to benefit SG in Butte and Harding counties.
Meeting Schedule:

Overview of the South Dakota Local Working Group Area
Total Area: 4,272,024 acres (1,728,834 ha.)
Steward Area % of Total Area
Bureau of Land Management:   146,259 acres (59,214 ha.)   3%
Bureau of Reclamation:   22,614 acres (9,156 ha.)   <1%
Private ownership:   3,309,306 acres (1,339,800 ha.)   78%
State:   453 acres (183 ha.)   <1%
US Forest Service:   789,906 acres (319,800 ha.)   19%
  Min Max
Feet (meters): 2556 (779) 4846 (1477)
  Summer Winter
Temperature (F): 54 - 82 10 - 33
Precipitation (inches): 1.9 - 2.7 0.3 - 0.6
(30-yr averages, 1971 - 2000)
Floristic Provinces: Read more about Floristic Provinces...
Province name Area % of Total Area
Silver Sagebrush Subdivision:   1,677,748 acres (6,792 ha.)   39%

View All State or Provincial Documents Documents for the South Dakota Local Working Group

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