2013 Habitat Summit and work group information


In December 2013, a habitat summit was hosted to address public concerns over low numbers in the statewide pheasant population. The summit drew in approximately 400 interested individuals; landowners, sportsmen and women, conservationists, government officials, the tourism industry and others who were there to learn more about what was being done to improve habitat in South Dakota.

After the summit, a work group was charged to identify ways to improve habitat compatible with agricultural production in the state. A combination of eight meetings and conference calls were completed by the group during the summer of 2014.

Meeting Summaries

Videos and Presentations

Opening Remarks

History of Pheasants

South Dakota Land Use

Modern Agricultural Production

Conservation Policies

Pheasant Hunting and Tourism

Panel Discussion

Findings of Break Out Group Discussions and Closing Remarks