Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: South Dakota
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

South Dakota Project


Social and Economic Impact of Fishing in Selected Small Lakes and Impoundments in Soth Dakota

July 2015 - August 2019


Personnel

Participating Agencies

  • S.D. Game, Fish and Parks

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks expressed a need for information to estimate the economic impact of fishing in selected small lakes and impoundments. Over time many of these lakes will require very expensive habitat renovation projects to improve or maintain quality recreational services. Economic information of the value of fishing can help inform decisions regarding expensive habitat renovation projects. The South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks selected 7 small lakes/dams in 3 different locations for the study. We collected angler use and expenditures used to estimate fishing pressure and total expenditures for each lake and type of fishing (shore, boat, and Ice fishing). This information is used to inform cost-benefit decisions on various types of small lakes/dams in South Dakota.

Presentations Presentation Date
Sundmark, A. and L.M. Gigliotti. 2017. Economic impacts of angling: A survey of small South Dakota lakes. Presented at the 147th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Tampa, FL. (August 23rd). 2017-08-23
Sundmark, A. P., and Gigliotti, L. M. 2017. Economic impacts of angling: A survey of small South Dakota lakes. Progress update presented at the USGS South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Coordinating Meeting. October 24. Brookings, SD. 2017-10-24
Sundmark, A. P., and Gigliotti, L. M. 2018. Economic and spatial assessments of angling at small South Dakota lakes. 78th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. January 31. Milwaukee, WI. 2018-01-31
Sundmark, A. P., and Gigliotti, L. M. 2018. Factors explaining angler satisfaction in South Dakota: Is angler satisfaction related to angler evaluation of the South Dakota Game, Fish and Park's customer service. 54th Annual Meeting of the South Dakota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. February 28. Brookings, SD. 2018-02-28
Sundmark, A., and Gigliotti, L. M. 2018. Factors shaping the social value of small lakes to local communities in South Dakota. 148th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries society. August 20, Atlantic City, NJ. 2019-08-20
Sundmark, A., and L. M. Gigliotti. 2018. Economic contribution of angling at small South Dakota lakes. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks’ Summer Fisheries Meeting, Oacoma, SD. July 31. 2018-07-31
Sundmark, A., and L.M. Gigliotti. Social and economic importance of selected South Dakota fishing impoundments: Progress update. Game, Fish and Parks Summer Fisheries Meeting, Mobridge, SD, 19 July 2016. 2016-07-19