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Status Reviews of South Dakota’s Threatened and Endangered Species Available for Comment





PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is conducting a review of state endangered and threatened species and asking the public to provide comment on the draft status reviews for 22 species. Comments are accepted through Dec. 8, 2017.

The review process provides a concise summary of the current status for each state-listed threatened or endangered species.

Where sufficient information existed for the recovery of species, draft criteria for downlisting (changing status from endangered to threatened) and/or delisting (removing a threatened or endangered species from the state list) are described. If such information was not available, the review describes additional monitoring or research needs.

For species also listed as federal threatened or federal endangered under the Endangered Species Act, separate state recovery goals were not drafted. GFP will continue cooperating with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to meet identified recovery goals.

The status reviews are available online: gfp.sd.gov/wildlife/threatened-endangered/default.aspx. To provide written feedback on these reviews, please email StatusReviews@state.sd.us or mail comments to South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501.

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GFP Mission: The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks provides sustainable outdoor recreational opportunities through responsible management of our state’s parks, fisheries and wildlife by fostering partnerships, cultivating stewardship and safely connecting people with the outdoors.