South Dakota NWR Budget Problems

South Dakota National Wildlife Refuges are facing a $15.7 million deficit in funding.

Nearly 200,000 people visit South Dakota refuges each year: places like Lacreek and Waubay NWRs. These wonderful places for wildlife as well as four others and six wetland management districts are losing out on restoration and management efforts.

The Badlands of South Dakota
Badlands of South Dakota

South Dakota harbors a lot of grasslands, a habitat in serious decline. Grassland birds as a whole are some of the most periled species in the U.S. Without proper funding, we could be losing out on all the wonderful efforts that have been put in place to protect wildlife.

At Sand Lake NWR alone, a staggering one million Snow Geese congregate during their annual migration. – C.A.R.E.

It is high time that not only this deficit be erased, but that much more money gets put into our nation’s greatest natural wildlife areas.

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