Welcome to LandScope South Dakota

The LandScope America website is a work in progress. In addition to comprehensive nationwide information, like much of what you can already find via the map viewer, we will include extensive state-by-state information, found on state home pages like this one. Because South Dakota is one of many states where we are still working to develop all of the needed maps, stories and other content, currently you’ll find only summary information here. For an example of completed state content, visit the home pages of our five pilot states: Colorado, Florida, Maine, Virginia and Washington

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Conservation Overview

  • South Dakota Conservation Summary

    South Dakota spans a slice of the northern Great Plains where the skies still fill with migrating waterfowl, where the thunder of bison hooves can be still be felt, and where pine-clad mountains still echo to the sound of bugling elk. It is this way because people have cared about conserving the land and its wildlife.

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Conservation Priorities in South Dakota

  • South Dakota Wildlife Action Plan

    The key to healthy people and healthy wildlife is habitat -- clean air and water, healthy and diverse landscapes, and other features that help wildlife thrive. South Dakota's wildlife action plan emphasizes habitat that will benefit all wildlife in the state while addressing the needs of 90 animal species of conservation concern, and developing ways for the state to be more proactive in wildlife and habitat management.

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